SOURCE: Arcelor

February 08, 2006 06:31 ET

ARCELOR : information

La Défense Cedex -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 8, 2006 -- Information

Luxembourg, February 8, 2006 - It is the long standing policy of Arcelor not to

comment on speculation or rumors relating to strategic transactions involving

the company. Arcelor and its subsidiaries regularly consider various strategic

alternatives, including potential acquisitions, for further growth and

development throughout the world. Arcelor will not make any announcement

regarding strategic transactions unless and until there are material

developments warranting an announcement to the markets.

The above has been and remains the policy of the Group notwithstanding the

increased market speculation following the unsolicited and hostile interest in

the company expressed by Mittal Steel. For information on the unanimous

rejection by Arcelor's board of Mittal Steel's proposed unsolicited and hostile

offer, please visit our website at www.arcelor.com, or contact us directly.

Corporate Communications

+352 4792 5000

press@arcelor.com

Investor relations

E-mail:

investor.relations@arcelor.com

Martine Hue: 352 4792 2151

00 800 4792 4792 (toll-free, from the EU and Switzerland)

33 1 41 25 9898

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