ArcelorMittal S.A. : ArcelorMittal completes the first instalment of its sale
of a 15% interest in ArcelorMittal Mines Canada for $1.1bln to a Consortium
led by POSCO and China Steel Corporation
Luxembourg, 15 March 2013 - ArcelorMittal announces today the completion of
the first instalment of the previously announced investment by a consortium
led by POSCO and China Steel Corporation (CSC) to acquire a joint venture
interest in ArcelorMittal's Labrador Trough iron ore mining and infrastructure
assets in Quebec, Canada.
The consortium acquired an 11.05% interest in the joint venture for total
consideration of US$810 million in cash, with ArcelorMittal's wholly owned
subsidiary ArcelorMittal Mines Canada retaining an 88.95% interest in the
As part of its strategy to build strategic relationships with key customers,
the joint venture has also entered into long-term iron ore off-take agreements
with POSCO and CSC proportionate to the consortium's joint venture interests.
The second instalment of the investment by the consortium, which will increase
the consortium's interest in the joint venture to 15%, remains subject to
various conditions and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2013.
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ArcelorMittal is the world's leading integrated steel and mining company, with
a presence in more than 60 countries.
ArcelorMittal is the leader in all major global steel markets, including
automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging, with leading R&D
and technology, as well as sizeable captive supplies of raw materials and
outstanding distribution networks. With an industrial presence in over 20
countries spanning four continents, the Company covers all of the key steel
markets, from emerging to mature.
Through its core values of sustainability, quality and leadership,
ArcelorMittal commits to operating in a responsible way with respect to the
health, safety and well-being of its employees, contractors and the
communities in which it operates. It is also committed to the sustainable
management of the environment. It takes a leading role in the industry's
efforts to develop breakthrough steelmaking technologies and is actively
researching and developing steel-based technologies and solutions that
contribute to combat climate change.
In 2012, ArcelorMittal had revenues of $84.2 billion and crude steel
production of 88.2million tonnes, representing approximately 6 percent of
world steel output.
ArcelorMittal is listed on the stock exchanges of New York (MT), Amsterdam
(MT), Paris (MT), Luxembourg (MT) and on the Spanish stock exchanges of
Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid and Valencia (MTS).
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