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ArcelorMittal Appoints Steve Wood to Head Americas Iron Ore Operations

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

ArcelorMittal Appoints Steve Wood to Head Americas Iron Ore Operations10:00 EST Tuesday, November 15, 2011 LUXEMBOURG (Business Wire) -- Regulatory News: ArcelorMittal today announced the appointment of Steve Wood as Vice President and Head of Iron Ore Operations for the Americas region. The appointment is effective from 1 November 2011. Steve will be based in Montreal, Canada and reports to Kleber Silva, Vice President Head of Iron Ore and Member of the ArcelorMittal Management Committee. Prior to his appointment with ArcelorMittal, Steve held various senior management positions in the mining industry. Most recently he was the Director and Head of Mining and Milling for Vale Canada's North Atlantic operations. In this role Steve was responsible for managing 11 copper and nickel mines, 3 mills and a new refinery and mine start up. Steve has also worked in Indonesia as Vice President Operations at PT Inco where he successfully improved the company's environmental and safety performance across its operations. Kleber Silva commented: "The Americas is an extremely important region for ArcelorMittal's global mining business and we are pleased to welcome an experienced operator like Steve to our team. He will ensure that the operational aspects of the Group's iron ore operations and projects in the region are best in class." Steve is a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining and has a BEng Mining from Laurentian University, Canada. About ArcelorMittalArcelorMittal 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 carbon steel markets, including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging, with leading R&D and technology. The Group also has a world class mining business with a global portfolio of over 20 mines in operation and development, and is the world's 4th largest iron ore producer. With operations in over 22 countries spanning four continents, the Company covers all of the key industrial markets, from emerging to mature, and has outstanding distribution networks.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. ArcelorMittal is a member of the FTSE4Good Index and the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. In 2010, ArcelorMittal had revenues of $78.0 billion and crude steel production of 90.6 million tonnes, representing approximately 6 per cent of world steel output. The Group's mining operations produced 47 million tonnes of iron ore and 7 million tonnes of metallurgical coal.ArcelorMittal is listed on the stock exchanges of New York (MT), Amsterdam (MT), Paris (MT), Brussels (MT), Luxembourg (MT) and on the Spanish stock exchanges of Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid and Valencia (MTS).For more information about ArcelorMittal visit: Contact information ArcelorMittal Investor RelationsEurope + 352 4792 2484Americas + 1 312 899 3569Retail + 44 203 214 2417SRI + 44 203 214 2854Bonds/Credit + 33 171 92 10 26orContact information ArcelorMittal Corporate CommunicationsE-mail: press@arcelormittal.comPhone: +352 4792 5000orArcelorMittal Corporate CommunicationsGiles Read (Head of Media Relations) + 44 20 3214 2845Arne Langner + 352 4792 3120Lynn Robbroeckx + 44 20 3214 2991Tobin Postma + 44 20 3214 2412orUnited KingdomMaitland Consultancy:Rebecca Mitchell / Martin Leeburn + 44 20 7379 5151orFranceImage 7Sylvie Dumaine / Anne-Charlotte Creach + 33 1 5370 7470