By market close on 16 November 2021, ArcelorMittal had repurchased 67,404,066 shares for a total value of €1,881,270,528.80 (equivalent to US$2,199,999,614.74) at an approximate average price per share of €27.9103. All details are available on the Company’s website at: https://corporate.arcelormittal.com/investors/equity-investors/share-buyback-program.
ArcelorMittal will today commence a new share buyback program in the amount of US$1 billion (the ‘Program’) under the 2021 AGM Authorization. For the background to this Program, reference is made to the Company’s 2021 third quarter results press release dated 11 November 2021 which outlined that, based on the strong 3Q 2021 cash flow, ArcelorMittal added US$1 billion to its share buyback program under the 2021 AGM Authorization. This brings the total advance as part of its prospective 2022 capital return to shareholders (to be funded from 2021 surplus cash flow under the capital return policy announced February 2021) to US$2 billion. The Program is expected to be completed by February 2022, subject to market conditions.
The shares acquired under the Program are intended:
1) To meet ArcelorMittal’s obligations under debt obligations exchangeable into equity securities;
2) To reduce ArcelorMittal’s share capital, and/or;
3) To meet ArcelorMittal’s obligations arising from employee share programs.
 The Significant Shareholder has declared its intention to enter into a share repurchase agreement with ArcelorMittal, to sell each trading day on which ArcelorMittal has purchased shares under the Program, an equivalent number of shares, at the proportion of the Significant Shareholder’s stake in the Company of 36.34% of issued and outstanding shares of ArcelorMittal, at the same price as the shares repurchased on the market. The effect of the share repurchase agreement is to maintain the Significant Shareholder’s voting rights in ArcelorMittal’s issued share capital (net of treasury shares) at the current level, pursuant to the Program.