ArcelorMittal Announces Offer to Purchase for Cash Any and All of its 9.850% Notes due June 1, 2019


Luxembourg, May 11, 2016 – ArcelorMittal (the “ Company ” or “ ArcelorMittal ”) announces the launch of its tender offer (the “ Offer ”) to purchase for cash any and all of its outstanding 9.850% Notes due June 1, 2019 (CUSIP 03938LAM6/ ISIN US03938LAM63) (the “ Notes ”).

Title of Security CUSIP/ISIN Outstanding Principal Amount Tender Consideration(2)
9.850% Notes due June 1, 2019(1) 03938LAM6/ US03938LAM63 $1,500,000,000 $1,170.00

(1)     The interest rate on the Notes increased pursuant to an interest adjustment clause applicable to the Notes and is currently 10.850%.
(2)     Per $1,000 principal amount of Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn. Does not include Accrued Interest (as defined herein).

This announcement does not contain the full terms and conditions of the Offer, which are contained in the offer to purchase dated May 11, 2016 (as it may be amended or supplemented from time to time, the “Offer to Purchase”) and the Notice of Guaranteed Delivery, and is subject to the offer restrictions set out below and more fully described in the Offer to Purchase.

Notes may be validly tendered at any time on or before 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on May 18, 2016, unless extended or earlier terminated (as may be extended or earlier terminated, the “Expiration Time”). Notes must be tendered in accordance with the procedures set forth in the Offer to Purchase. Subject to certain conditions, Holders may tender Notes in the Offer pursuant to guaranteed delivery procedures by transmitting a Notice of Guaranteed Delivery to the Tender Agent prior to the Expiration Time, as described in more detail in the section “The Offer—Procedures for Tendering Notes—Guaranteed Delivery Procedure for Notes” in the Offer to Purchase.

With respect to the Notes validly tendered prior to the Expiration Date and not validly withdrawn and accepted for purchase pursuant to the Offer, other than Notes tendered pursuant to the guaranteed delivery procedures, the Company expects to pay the notes tender consideration (the “Tender Consideration”), which is the U.S. dollar amount payable per $1,000 principal amount of the Notes set forth in the table above, together with any Accrued Interest, to the Holders thereof on the first Business Day after the Expiration Time (the “Any and All Settlement Date”).  With respect to Notes tendered pursuant to the guaranteed delivery procedures and accepted for purchase by the Company, if any, the Company expects to pay the Tender Consideration, together with any Accrued Interest, to the Holders thereof on the third Business Day after the Expiration Time.

The Tender Consideration will be payable in cash. In addition to the Tender Consideration, Holders who tender Notes that are accepted for purchase pursuant to the Offer will also be paid accrued and unpaid interest from, and including, the immediately preceding interest payment date for the Notes to, but excluding, the Any and All Settlement Date (the “Accrued Interest”).

Notes tendered may only be withdrawn at or prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on May 18, 2016 (such date and time, as the same may be extended, the “Withdrawal Deadline”) but, except as otherwise provided, not thereafter.

ArcelorMittal will fund the Offer with existing cash resources, including the proceeds of its rights offering that closed on April 8, 2016. The Offer is being made to reduce gross debt through the early repayment of medium-term maturing bonds.

Barclays Capital Inc., BNP Paribas, Citigroup Global Markets Limited and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC have been appointed to serve as the dealer managers for the Offer. D.F. King has been retained to serve as the information agent and tender agent in connection with the Offer.

For additional information regarding the terms of the Offer, please contact Barclays Capital Inc. by email at or by telephone at +1 800 438 3242 (toll free within the U.S.), collect at +1 212 528 7581 or +44 20 3134 8515 (London), BNP Paribas at +1 888 210 4358 (toll free within the U.S.) or collect at +1 212 841 3059, Citigroup Global Markets Limited by email at or by telephone at +44 20 7986 8969 (London), +1 800 558 3745 (toll free within the U.S.) or collect at +1 212 723 6106 or J.P. Morgan Securities LLC at +1 866 834 4666 (toll free within the U.S.) or collect at +1 212 834 3424. Requests for documents and questions regarding the tender of Notes may be directed to D.F. King via email: arcelor@dfkingltd.comor telephone: London: +44 (0)20 7920 9700, New York: +1 800 814 4284 (toll free within U.S.) or collect at + 1 212 269 5550, and Hong Kong: +852 3953 7230.

The Offer to Purchase is expected to be distributed to holders of Notes beginning today. A copy of the Offer to Purchase (including the Notice of Guaranteed Delivery for the Offer) is available at  and may also be obtained at no charge from D.F. King.

None of ArcelorMittal, the dealer managers or the information and tender agent makes any recommendation as to whether any holder of the Notes should tender or refrain from tendering all or any portion of the principal amount of the Notes.

Capitalized terms used and not defined herein have the meanings ascribed to them in the Offer to Purchase.

About ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal is the world’s leading steel and mining company, with a presence in 60 countries and an industrial footprint in 19 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 people use in their 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 2015, ArcelorMittal had revenues of US$63.6 billion and crude steel production of 92.5 million tonnes, while own iron ore production reached 62.8 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).

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