As announced previously, this issue consists of 61,728,395 bonds with a principal amount of EUR 20.25 per bond due 2014 convertible and/or exchangeable for new and/or existing ArcelorMittal shares.
The bonds were offered by way of a private placement to qualified investors within the meaning of Directive 2003/71/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of November 4th, 2003, in accordance with the respective regulations of each country in which the Bonds are offered. The Bonds were not and will not be offered or sold in the United States of America, Australia, Canada and Japan and no public offer of the Bonds has been or will be made. Settlement and delivery of the Bonds will take place on April 1st, 2009.
This offering was lead-managed by CALYON and Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking acting as Joint Lead-Managers and Joint Bookrunners, with Natixis and Rabobank as Co-Lead Managers.
This announcement is not an offer of securities in the United States or any other jurisdiction. Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. ArcelorMittal does not intend to register any portion of the planned offer in the United States or to conduct a public offering of securities in the United States.
No action is or will be taken in any member state of the European Economic Area to make an offer to the public of securities requiring the publication of a prospectus in any such member state.
Not for distribution in the United States, Canada, Australia or Japan.