ArcelorMittal today announces that it has signed an agreement to acquire a 13.881% stake in ArcelorMittal Ostrava, a.s. from a subsidiary of PPF GROUP N.V., an international financial and investment group in Central and Eastern Europe, for CZK 6,879,524,000 (approximately $US 404.3 million).

This values ArcelorMittal Ostrava, a.s. at an Enterprise Value of approximately $US 264 per tonne of liquid steel capacity. The final payment will be made in 2010.

ArcelorMittal will thus increase its stake in ArcelorMittal Ostrava, a.s. to approximately 96.4% and PPF GROUP N.V. will step out of the Czech steelmaker's shareholding structure.

This agreement is consistent with ArcelorMittal's commitment to continue as one of the largest foreign investors in the Czech Republic.

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ArcelorMittal is the world's leading steel and mining company, with a presence in 60 countries and primary steelmaking facilities in 17 countries. In 2020, ArcelorMittal had revenues of $53.3 billion and crude steel production of 71.5 million metric tonnes, while iron ore production reached 58.0 million metric tonnes. Our goal is to help build a better world with smarter steels. Steels made using innovative processes which use less energy, emit significantly less carbon and reduce costs. Steels that are cleaner, stronger and reusable. Steels for electric vehicles and renewable energy infrastructure that will support societies as they transform through this century. With steel at our core, our inventive people and an entrepreneurial culture at heart, we will support the world in making that change. This is what we believe it takes to be the steel company of the future. 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:
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