ArcelorMittal today announces the appointment of Peter Kukielski to its Group Management Board (GMB), with responsibility for the Group's global mining operations, effective 1st January 2010.

Peter Kukielski joined ArcelorMittal in December 2008 as Senior Executive Vice President and Head of Mining, with responsibility for driving further development of ArcelorMittal's mining business. Prior to joining ArcelorMittal, Mr. Kukielski held senior positions at a number of mining companies, notably at Teck  Resources, Noranda/Falconbridge (now Xstrata) and Rio Algom (now BHP Billiton).

ArcelorMittal also announces appointment of Philippus F. (Phil) Du Toit to its Management Committee with effect from 1st January 2010. Mr. Du Toit has been Executive Vice President (EVP) of ArcelorMittal and Head of Mining Projects and Exploration since November 2008 and he reports to Peter Kukielski. He has extensive mining experience and prior to moving to ArcelorMittal, he held a senior position at leading mining company Vale.

Lakshmi N. Mittal, Chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal, commented: "Peter has shown the strong leadership and expertise we would expect from a member of ArcelorMittal's Group Management Board. He successfully managed our mining business during one of the most challenging periods for the steel industry in recent history. Through his work we have been able to strengthen the foundations for ArcelorMittal to become a truly integrated global steel production and mining business. I am pleased to welcome him to the GMB and I look forward to his continued contribution to the Company's success. I also welcome Phil to our Management Committee; his inputs towards the ongoing development of our mining activities will be important."

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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