ArcelorMittal today announces that Georges Schmit will step down from his position as a member of the Board of Directors on 31 December, due to his appointment as Consul General of Luxembourg based in San Francisco.

In replacement of Mr. Schmit, the Board has co-opted Jeannot Krecké as an interim board member starting 1 January 2010. Mr Krecke's full appointment to the Board will be proposed to shareholders at the Company's Annual General Meeting scheduled 11 May 2010.

Like Mr Schmit, Mr. Krecké, who is Luxembourg's Minister of the Economy and Foreign Trade, will serve on ArcelorMittal's Board as a shareholder representative.

Lakshmi N. Mittal, Chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal, commented: "Georges Schmit has been a great contributor to the Board. On behalf of all the Board of Directors, I would like thank him for his dedication and hard work, particularly during the challenges of the past year." He added: "We are very pleased to welcome Minister Jeannot Krecké. He will be a valuable addition due to his extensive knowledge of the steel industry and of ArcelorMittal".

Georges Schmit said: "It has been a privilege to sit on the Board of Luxembourg's largest company. I will continue to watch ArcelorMittal's progress with great interest and pride and wish the company all the best for the future."

Jeannot Krecké commented: "ArcelorMittal is a very important company to Luxembourg. The steel industry has always played a central role in our country's economy and we are all very proud that the world's largest steel company is based here. Being a Board Member is an important responsibility and one which I will undertake with great commitment and interest."

*On an interim mandate commencing 1 January 2010. Mr. Krecké's full appointment to the Board will be proposed to shareholders at the Company's Annual General meeting scheduled 11 May 2010.

About ArcelorMittal

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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