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ArcelorMittal Appoints Suresh Rajapakse as Vice President and Head of Health, Safety, Security, Environment & Sustainability

Friday, March 09, 2012

ArcelorMittal Appoints Suresh Rajapakse as Vice President and Head of Health, Safety, Security, Environment & Sustainability05:00 EST Friday, March 09, 2012 LUXEMBOURG (Business Wire) -- Regulatory News: ArcelorMittal today announced the appointment of Suresh Rajapakse as Vice President and Head of Health, Safety, Security, Environment & Sustainabilityfor Mining. The appointment is effective from 5 February 2012. Suresh will be based in London and will report to Peter Kukielski, Chief Executive, ArcelorMittal Mining and Member of ArcelorMittal Group Management Board. Suresh joins ArcelorMittal from Rio Tinto where he worked for nearly twenty years, having joined in 1992. Suresh held various senior positions at Rio Tinto during his time at the company. Most recently he was the Head of Global Safety, Aviation and Process Safety. Peter Kukielski, Chief Executive, ArcelorMittal Mining and Member of ArcelorMittal Group Management Board, commented: “Suresh has lengthy experience in the industry and I am delighted that he has chosen to join ArcelorMittal Mining. Health and safety is the number one priority for ArcelorMittal and Suresh will be instrumental in our drive to achieve zero harm. As we focus on expanding our mining business, we are aiming not only for improved systems in our mines for employees' health and safety and for environmental integrity, but for a Courageous Leadership company culture that puts safety first, always.” Suresh holds a B. Eng. (Hons) degree in Minerals Processing Engineering from Camborne School of Mines in the United Kingdom. About ArcelorMittalArcelorMittal is the world's leading 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 2011, ArcelorMittal had revenues of $94.0 billion and crude steel production of 91.9 million tonnes, representing approximately 6 per cent of world steel output. The Group's mining operations produced 54 million tonnes of iron ore and 8 million tonnes of metallurgical coal.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 visit: www.arcelormittal.com.Contact information ArcelorMittal Investor RelationsEurope, + 352 4792 3198Americas, + 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 2845Lynn 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