ArcelorMittal today announced the appointment of Steve Wood as Vice President and Head of Iron Ore Operations for the Americas region. The appointment is effective from 1 November 2011.

Steve will be based in Montreal, Canada and reports to Kleber Silva, Vice President Head of Iron Ore and Member of the ArcelorMittal Management Committee.

Prior to his appointment with ArcelorMittal, Steve held various senior management positions in the mining industry. Most recently he was the Director and Head of Mining and Milling for Vale Canada's North Atlantic operations. In this role Steve was responsible for managing 11 copper and nickel mines, 3 mills and a new refinery and mine start up. Steve has also worked in Indonesia as Vice President Operations at PT Inco where he successfully improved the company's environmental and safety performance across its operations.

Kleber Silva commented: "The Americas is an extremely important region for ArcelorMittal's global mining business and we are pleased to welcome an experienced operator like Steve to our team. He will ensure that the operational aspects of the Group's iron ore operations and projects in the region are best in class."

Steve is a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining and has a BEng Mining from Laurentian University, Canada.

About ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal is the world's leading steel and mining company, with a presence in 60 countries and primary steelmaking facilities in 18 countries. In 2019, ArcelorMittal had revenues of $70.6 billion and crude steel production of 89.8 million metric tonnes, while iron ore production reached 57.1 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: http://corporate.arcelormittal.com/

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