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FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Awards 2013 shortlist announced

London, New York, Hong Kong: The Financial Times and ArcelorMittal today announce the shortlist for the 2013 FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Awards. The global awards, now in their fifth year, recognise companies, entrepreneurs and individuals who, through bold decisions, drive change and inspire innovation in their sectors.

Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times, said: “Against a backdrop of an exciting but tough year for the global economy in 2012, it is clear to us that winning businesses are those that make the boldest decisions to change, grow, launch, acquire, merge or simply do something different. The shortlist for this year’s awards encapsulates that attitude to aspire to be bold and stand out, bringing positive impact on the way we do business.”

The judges for this year’s awards are:

  • Lionel Barber, Editor, Financial Times

  • Lakshmi Mittal, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, ArcelorMittal

  • John Authers, Senior Investment Columnist, Financial Times

  • Dipak Jain, Dean, Insead

  • Leo Johnson, Partner, PwC

  • Luke Johnson, Chairman, Risk Capital Partners

  • Anne Méaux, President & Founder, Image Sept

  • Terry Smith, Chief Executive, Tullett Prebon

Winners of the 2013 FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Awards will be announced on 20th March, at a ceremony hosted by Lionel Barber, editor, Financial Times, and Lakshmi Mittal, chairman and chief executive officer, ArcelorMittal, at a central London location. Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, will be the guest speaker.

The shortlisted nominees are:

Drivers of change
Bold drivers of change see opportunity where others only see danger and are not afraid to change their company or even their industry. They are decisive.

  • Continental Resources

  • Sany Heavy Industry

  • Tata Group

  • Mondragon Corporation

  • Square

  • Axel Springer

Corporate Responsibility/Environment
Boldness on this front means not only taking responsibility for the impact of your organisation on all stakeholders and the wider community, but also trying to improve society as a whole – be it through innovation, education or philanthropy.

  • Patogonia

  • Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals

  • Abdul Latif Jameel Group

  • Community Cooker Foundation

  • The Coca-Cola Company

  • Tesla Motors

Whether it be leading the push into new areas or applying existing technologies in ways that are truly innovative, this award will seek to recognise technological innovation that transforms business models and delivers outstanding economic and social impacts.

  • Pagatech

  • SpaceX

  • Raspberry Pi Foundation

  • Bio-on

  • Genus

  • 3D Systems

Entrepreneurs not only have good ideas – they also work harder, faster and smarter to see them realised. The winner in this category, large or small, will have taken risks – and been proved right.

  • Aereo

  • Kickstarter

  • Kroll Bond Ratings

  • SoftBank

  • Zipcar

  • Everything Everywhere

Emerging Markets
With emerging markets fast becoming the engine of global growth, companies from these countries are increasingly taking on those from developed markets – and winning. The next challenge is to develop a globally recognised business.

  • Cnooc

  • BTG Pactual

  • Flipkart

  • Mahindra & Mahindra

  • Micromax

  • Sberbank

Smaller Company

Which company has really broken through in the last year?

  • GoPro

  • RedBus

  • Udacity

  • Skyonic

  • Atom Factory

  • Airbnb

Person of the Year
The winner of this award will be announced at the awards ceremony.

Previous awards winners include Alan Mulally of Ford; Jaime Dimon of J P Morgan, Sergio Marchionne of Fiat and Chrysler; the innovators at Apple, Twitter, Google and Groupon; and most recently Michael Woodford, former CEO of Olympus.

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For further information please contact:

Kristina Eriksson, Financial Times
T: +44 (0)207 873 4961
E: kristina.eriksson@FT.com

Richard Lambert / Gabrielle Goode, Braben
T: +44 (0)207 025 8021
E: FT@braben.co.uk

Laura Nutt, ArcelorMittal
T +44 (0) 207 543 1125
E: Laura.Nutt@arcelormittal.com

About the FT

The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of more than 600,000 (Deloitte assured, Q3 2012) and a combined print and online average daily readership of 2.1 million people worldwide (PwC assured, May 2012). FT.com has more than 5 million registered users and over 312,000 paying digital subscribers. The newspaper has a global print circulation of 286,401 (ABCs, December 2012).

About ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal is the world’s leading steel and mining company, with a presence in more than 60 countries. ArcelorMittal is the leader in all major global carbon steel markets, including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging, with leading R&D and technology. The Group also has a world class mining business with a global portfolio of over 20 mines in operation and development, and is the world’s 4th largest iron ore producer. With operations in over 22 countries spanning four continents, the Company covers all of the key industrial markets, from emerging to mature, and has outstanding distribution networks.

Through its core values of sustainability, quality and leadership, ArcelorMittal commits to operating in a responsible way with respect to the health, safety and well-being of its employees, contractors and the communities in which it operates. It is also committed to the sustainable management of the environment. It takes a leading role in the industry’s efforts to develop breakthrough steelmaking technologies and is actively researching and developing steel-based technologies and solutions that contribute to combat climate change. ArcelorMittal is a member of the FTSE4Good Index and the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index.

In 2011, ArcelorMittal had revenues of $94.0 billion and crude steel production of 91.9 million tonnes, representing approximately 6 per cent of world steel output. The Group’s mining operations produced 54 million tonnes of iron ore and 8 million tonnes of metallurgical coal. 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 visit: www.arcelormittal.com

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