Luxembourg, 5-2-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — ArcelorMittal today announces that the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (HSR) terminated on January 29, 2014 with respect to its acquisition, through a 50/50 joint venture with Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, of ThyssenKrupp Steel USA.
The termination of the HSR waiting period satisfies one of the conditions to the closing of the acquisition. Subject to the satisfaction of other customary conditions (including the receipt of additional regulatory approvals), the acquisition is expected to close later in the first quarter of 2014 or in the second quarter of 2014.
ArcelorMittal is the world’s leading steel and mining company, with a presence in more than 60 countries and an industrial footprint in over 20 countries. Guided by a philosophy to produce safe, sustainable steel, we are the leading supplier of quality steel in the major global steel markets including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging, with world-class research and development and outstanding distribution networks.
Through our core values of sustainability, quality and leadership, we operate responsibly with respect to the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees, contractors and the communities in which we operate.
For us, steel is the fabric of life, as it is at the heart of the modern world from railways to cars and washing machines. We are actively researching and producing steel-based technologies and solutions that make many of the products and components we use in our everyday lives more energy-efficient.
We are one of the world’s five largest producers of iron ore and metallurgical coal and our mining business is an essential part of our growth strategy. With a geographically diversified portfolio of iron ore and coal assets, we are strategically positioned to serve our network of steel plants and the external global market. While our steel operations are important customers, our supply to the external market is increasing as we grow.
In 2012, ArcelorMittal had revenues of $84.2 billion and crude steel production of 88.2 million tonnes, while iron ore production reached 55.9 million tonnes.
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: www.arcelormittal.com.
Contact information ArcelorMittal Investor Relations
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Contact information ArcelorMittal Corporate Communications
Phone: +352 4792 5000
ArcelorMittal Corporate Communications
Sophie Evans (Head of Media Relations) +44 203 214 2882
Laura Nutt +44 207 543 1125
Martin Leeburn +44 20 7379 5151
Sylvie Dumaine / Anne-Charlotte Creach
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