Additional 1,000 GM Dealers to Get Axe During Bankruptcy

June 2, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Economy 

From McClatchy:

For the first time, Henderson said the new GM will accept 4,100 dealer contracts out of 6,000, leaving 2,100 in the old company. GM had sent letters earlier this month to 1,100 dealers, saying their contracts would be ended by late next year.

Henderson said the new GM would sign “deferred termination agreements” with most of the dealers targeted for closure, giving them up to 17 months’ notice, to ease their hardship.

The plan will allow “thousands of dealerships to survive, while providing for an orderly wind-down of those dealerships not being retained,” Henderson said. “The alternative to the exercise of sound business judgment is that the Company would liquidate — and all dealerships would cease to be GM dealerships.”

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