ArcelorMittal today announced the appointment of Suresh Rajapakse as Vice President and Head of Health, Safety, Security, Environment & Sustainability for Mining.

The appointment is effective from 5 February 2012. Suresh will be based in London and will report to Peter Kukielski, Chief Executive, ArcelorMittal Mining and Member of ArcelorMittal Group Management Board.

Suresh joins ArcelorMittal from Rio Tinto where he worked for nearly twenty years, having joined in 1992. Suresh held various senior positions at Rio Tinto during his time at the company. Most recently he was the Head of Global Safety, Aviation and Process Safety.

Peter Kukielski, Chief Executive, ArcelorMittal Mining and Member of ArcelorMittal Group Management Board, commented: “Suresh has lengthy experience in the industry and I am delighted that he has chosen to join ArcelorMittal Mining. Health and safety is the number one priority for ArcelorMittal and Suresh will be instrumental in our drive to achieve zero harm. As we focus on expanding our mining business, we are aiming not only for improved systems in our mines for employees’ health and safety and for environmental integrity, but for a Courageous Leadership company culture that puts safety first, always.”

Suresh holds a B. Eng. (Hons) degree in Minerals Processing Engineering from Camborne School of Mines in the United Kingdom.

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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