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, Luxembourg, March 15, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - 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 joint venture.
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.Forward-Looking Statements This document may contain forward-looking information and statements about ArcelorMittal and its subsidiaries. These statements include financial projections and estimates and their underlying assumptions, statements regarding plans, objectives and expectations with respect to future operations, products and services, and statements regarding future performance. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the words "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "target" or similar expressions. Although ArcelorMittal's management believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, investors and holders of ArcelorMittal's securities are cautioned that forward-looking information and statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond the control of ArcelorMittal, that could cause actual results and developments to differ materially and adversely from those expressed in, or implied or projected by, the forward-looking information and statements. These risks and uncertainties include those discussed or identified in the filings with the Luxembourg Stock Market Authority for the Financial Markets (Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier) and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") made or to be made by ArcelorMittal, including ArcelorMittal's Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2012 filed with the SEC. ArcelorMittal undertakes no obligation to publicly update its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. About ArcelorMittal 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). For more information about ArcelorMittal please visit: www.arcelormittal.com . SOURCE ARCELORMITTAL MINES CANADA
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