DETROIT - General Motors Co. today announced that the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust (UAW VEBA) has priced a secondary public offering of 45,454,545 warrants to purchase GM common stock. The offering was priced at $3.85 per warrant through a modified Dutch auction that took place on August 6.
The warrants have been listed for trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol GM WS C and are expected to commence trading at 9:30 a.m. today.
The UAW VEBA will receive all of the net proceeds from the offering, expected to be approximately $171 million. GM will not receive any proceeds from the offering.
The closing is expected to occur on or about August 12, subject to customary closing conditions. Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. is the sole book-running manager for the offering.
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 the other documents which 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 Web site at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus may be obtained by contacting Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attn: Prospectus Group, 60 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005-2836, by calling 1-800-503-4611, or by emailing email@example.com.
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.
About General Motors Co.
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.
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