GM Announces Sale of PSA Equity Stake
Thu, Dec 12 2013
DETROIT – General Motors Co. today announced it is selling its entire 7 percent stake of 24,839,429 shares in PSA Peugeot Citroen (PSA) through a private placement to institutional investors. GM acquired the stake in PSA when it entered into its strategic alliance in March 2012.
“Our equity stake was planned to support PSA in their efforts to raise capital at the time of the creation of the GM and PSA alliance, and that support is no longer needed,” said GM Vice Chairman Steve Girsky. “The alliance remains strong with our focus on joint vehicle programs, cross manufacturing, purchasing, and logistics. We’re making good progress while remaining open to new opportunities.”
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This announcement is for information purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities and the offer of PSA shares does not constitute a public offering in any jurisdiction, including France.
In the United Kingdom, this communication is for distribution only to (i) investment professionals falling within article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Order") or (ii) high net worth entities and other persons to whom it may lawfully be communicated, falling within article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (all such persons together being referred to as "relevant persons"). In the United Kingdom, this document is directed only at such relevant persons and it is not intended to be distributed, directly or indirectly, to any other person and any investment activity to which this document relates will be available only to, and will be engaged in only with, relevant persons .
The offer and sale of the PSA shares referred to in this announcement has not been, nor will be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933 (the "Securities Act") and the PSA shares may not be offered or sold in the United States absent such registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act. There will be no public offering of the securities in the United States in connection with this transaction.
Any investment decision to buy shares in PSA must be made solely on the basis of publicly available information regarding PSA. Such information is not the responsibility of GM and has not been independently verified by GM.
Release, publication or distribution of this press release is forbidden in any country where it would violate applicable laws or regulations.
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