ArcelorMittal North America Holding, a wholly owned subsidiary of ArcelorMittal SA (‘ArcelorMittal’ or ‘the Company’) announces today the conclusion of the sale of its remaining 38.2 million common shares in Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (‘Cleveland-Cliffs’).

The value crystalized from this sale of Cleveland-Cliffs common shares* will be returned to shareholders via a new $750 million share buyback program of ArcelorMittal common shares. This new share buyback program will commence immediately and follows the previous buyback program which is now complete. 

The disposal of the remaining common shares in Cleveland Cliffs brings the total cash proceeds from the sale of ArcelorMittal USA to $1.9 billion so far, all of which will have been returned to ArcelorMittal shareholders via share buybacks.  

ArcelorMittal North America Holdings LLC continues to hold non-voting preferred stock redeemable at Cleveland-Cliffs’ option for approximately 58 million common shares or cash equivalent to the value of such common shares.

*equivalent to approximately $20 per common share.

About ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal is one of the world’s leading integrated steel and mining companies with a presence in 60 countries and primary steelmaking operations in 15 countries. It is the largest steel producer in Europe, among the largest in the Americas, and has a growing presence in Asia through its joint venture AM/NS India. ArcelorMittal sells its products to a diverse range of customers including the automotive, engineering, construction and machinery industries, and in 2023 generated revenues of $68.3 billion, produced 58.1 million metric tonnes of crude steel and, 42.0 million tonnes of iron ore. Our purpose is to produce smarter steels for people and planet. 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 the 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. 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).
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