Partial acquisition of ArcelorMittal mines in Queb

ArcelorMittal has completed the first installment of the investment by a consortium led by POSCO and China Steel Corporation (CSC) to acquire a joint venture interest in ArcelorMittal’s Labrador Trough iron ore mining and infrastructure assets in Quebec, Canada.

The consortium acquired an 11.05 per cent interest in the joint venture for total consideration of US$810 million in cash, with ArcelorMittal’s wholly owned subsidiary ArcelorMittal Mines Canada retaining an 88.95 per cent interest in the joint venture.

As part of its strategy to build strategic relationships with key customers, the joint venture has also entered into long-term iron ore off-take agreements with POSCO and CSC proportionate to the consortium’s joint venture interests.

The second installment of the investment by the consortium, which will increase the consortium’s interest in the joint venture to 15 per cent, remains subject to various conditions and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2013.
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