Following the reopening of its share buy-back program as announced on 26 November 2010, ArcelorMittal acquired on 14 December 2010 euro-denominated call options on 61,728,395 of its own shares with a strike price of EUR 20.25 per share.

The 61.7 million of call options acquired allow ArcelorMittal to hedge its obligations arising primarily out of the potential conversion of the 7.25% bonds convertible into and/or exchangeable for new or existing ArcelorMittal shares due 1 April 2014 (ISIN XS0420253212) and secondarily under the share-based employee incentive plans of the group.

On 14 December, ArcelorMittal sold 26.48 million treasury shares through an over-the-counter block trade for a price of EUR 26.4227 per share.

As a result of the transaction, ArcelorMittal strengthens its equity by EUR 699.67 million.

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ArcelorMittal is the world's leading steel and mining company, with a presence in 60 countries and primary steelmaking facilities in 16 countries. In 2022, ArcelorMittal had revenues of $79.8 billion and crude steel production of 59.0 million metric tonnes, while iron ore production reached 45.3 million metric tonnes. Our purpose is to produce ever smarter steels that have a positive benefit 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 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:
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