ArcelorMittal (the ‘Company’ or ‘ArcelorMittal’) announced today that it has entered into separate, privately negotiated repurchase transactions with a limited number of holders of the Company’s 5.50% Mandatorily Convertible Subordinated Notes due 2023 (the ‘Notes’).
Pursuant to the transactions, the Company will repurchase approximately $395 million in aggregate principal amount of the Notes. The aggregate repurchase price payable by the Company will be based on the daily volume-weighted average price of the Company’s ordinary shares during a price determination period following execution of the repurchase agreements. The Company anticipates that holders of the outstanding Notes that it is repurchasing may unwind related hedge positions by buying ordinary shares of the Company during the price determination period.
Following completion (subject to customary conditions) of the repurchases, approximately $608 million aggregate principal amount of the Notes will remain outstanding. The Company will issue a press release following the end of the price determination period to announce the aggregate repurchase price for the aggregate principal amount of Notes repurchased.
This transaction is a further step in the Company’s ongoing capital return program.
Citigroup Global Markets Inc. is acting as the exclusive agent in connection with the transaction.