ArcelorMittal is pleased to announce the completion of the acquisition of all the issued and outstanding shares of Noble European Holdings B.V. ("Noble BV"), a Dutch private limited liability company engaged in laser welded blanks operations primarily in Europe.

On 8 May 2009, ArcelorMittal signed a definitive purchase agreement with Noble BV's parent Noble International, Ltd., which has filed for reorganization under the bankruptcy laws of the United States on 15 April 2009. The purchase was made under section 363 of Chapter 11 of title 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code by authorization of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Noble BV is a leading European manufacturer of tailored blanks with operations in Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, the UK, Slovakia, Australia and joint ventures in Mexico, China and India. It employs 481 full time employees and had revenues of EUR 340 million in 2008.

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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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