DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) said today that Fitch Ratings has raised the credit ratings of both GM and GM Financial to investment grade. With this upgrade, the corporate credit ratings for GM are now investment grade with all major rating agencies.
“Fitch’s news today confirms that we are delivering on our commitment to generate strong operating results and implement our customer-focused strategy,” GM CEO Mary Barra said. “But, as much as we like this recognition, we are focused on achieving even stronger performance and enhancing long-term shareholder value in the years to come.”
The new GM corporate and GM Financial credit ratings assigned by Fitch are BBB- with a “stable” outlook. Each credit rating is one level higher than the previous GM and GM Financial ratings of BB+, which were assigned by Fitch in August 2012 and August 2013, respectively.
General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at http://www.gm.com/.