GM to Launch Largest U.S. Initial Public Offering of 2010 at the NYSE
Chief Executive Officer Dan Akerson To Ring The Opening Bell
General Motors Inc., led by its Chief Executive Officer Dan Akerson, will visit the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, November 18 to celebrate the launch of its public offering, in which it raised an estimated $20.1 billion, making it not only the largest U.S. IPO of 2010, but amongst the largest in history. General Motors begins NYSE trading under the ticker symbol “GM” today.
To mark this momentous occasion, Dan Akerson, Chief Executive Officer, General Motors, will ring The Opening Bell.
To mark the beginning of GM’s new era, GM will ring the NYSE Opening Bell with the sound of the horn of its 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS model to coincide with the opening of the NYSE market.
Outside in front of the NYSE building, GM will showcase a line-up of some of its newest models models including the Chevrolet Volt, Cruze and Camaro convertible, Cadillac CTS-V coupe, GMC Sierra HD.
GM CEO Dan Akerson and CFO Chris Liddell will host a media call from 10:00 – 10:30 AMer 18.
About General Motors (NYSE: GM)
General Motors, one of the world’s largest automakers, traces its roots back to 1908. With its global headquarters in Detroit, GM employs 209,000 people in every major region of the world and does business in more than 120 countries. GM and its strategic partners produce cars and trucks in 31 countries, and sell and service these vehicles through the following brands: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Daewoo, Holden, Isuzu, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall, and Wuling. GM’s largest national market is China, followed by the United States, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, and Russia. GM’s OnStar subsidiary is the industry leader in vehicle safety, security and information services. General Motors acquired operations from General Motors Corporation on July 10, 2009, and references to prior periods in this and other press materials refer to operations of the old General Motors Corporation. More information on the new General Motors can be found at www.gm.com.
Thursday, November 18, 2008/NYSE Security Checkpoint/corner of Broad Street & Exchange Place
8:45 a.m. Press arrives at NYSE Security Checkpoint
9:30 a.m. The Opening Bell rings
A live webcast of The Opening Bell (beginning at 9:25 a.m.) and of The Closing Bell (beginning at 3:55 p.m.) will be available on the homepage of nyse.com.
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