DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) announced today the pricing of two series of senior unsecured notes for a total of $2.0 billion. These notes include $1.25 billion of 6.60 percent notes due in 2036 and $0.75 billion of 6.75 percent notes due in 2046. The offering is expected to settle on Feb. 23, 2016.
GM intends to use the net proceeds from the sale of the notes to make a discretionary contribution to its U.S. hourly pension plan and, in the event GM does not use all of the net proceeds for this contribution, for general corporate uses.
GM has filed a registration statement, including a prospectus and preliminary prospectus supplement, with the SEC for the offering to which this communication relates. Prospective investors should read the prospectus in that registration statement, the preliminary prospectus supplement and other documents GM has filed with the SEC for more complete information about GM and this offering. The documents are available for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus may be obtained by contacting the joint book-running managers:
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Attention: Prospectus Department
200 West St., New York, NY 10282
Citigroup Global Markets Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions
1155 Long Island Ave., Edgewood, NY 11717
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated
Attention: Prospectus Department
222 Broadway, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10038
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities, in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. Any offer or sale of these securities will be made only by means of a prospectus, including a prospectus supplement, forming a part of the related registration statement.
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.
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