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ArcelorMittal sells majority of Algerian unit to state for $763 million

PARIS (Reuters) - Steelmaker ArcelorMittal (AEX:MT.AS - News) said it will sell a majority stake in its Algerian operations to the Algerian state as part of a $763 million investment agreement.

Algerian state-controlled entity Sider will own 51 percent of ArcelorMittal's Annaba and Tebessa units, with Arcelor owning the rest, according to a statement from Arcelor on Sunday. The sale price of the stake was not disclosed. (Reporting by Lionel Laurent; Editing by Louise Ireland)