SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549-1004
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) May 26, 2016
GENERAL MOTORS COMPANY
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|300 Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan||48265-3000|
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
See Item 2.03, below.
Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant
On May 26, 2016, General Motors Company (GM we, our or the Company) amended and restated its two existing revolving credit facilities (together the Facilities) to increase aggregate borrowing capacity to $14.5 billion with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as the administrative agent, Citibank, N.A., as syndication agent, and a syndicate of 44 lenders. These Facilities amend and restate the $12.5 billion revolving credit facilities that we entered into in October 2014. The Facilities consist of a three-year, $4.0 billion facility and a five-year, $10.5 billion facility. These Facilities are unsecured and provide additional liquidity.
The three-year, $4.0 billion facility is available to GM as well as certain other wholly-owned subsidiaries, including General Motors Financial Company, Inc., our captive finance company (GM Financial). This facility allows for borrowing in U.S. Dollars and other currencies and includes a GM Financial borrowing sub-limit of $1.0 billion, a letter of credit sub-facility of $1.0 billion and a Brazilian Real sub-facility of $0.3 billion. The five-year, $10.5 billion facility is available to GM as well as certain other wholly-owned subsidiaries, including GM Financial. This facility allows for borrowings in U.S. Dollars and other currencies and includes a GM Financial borrowing sub-limit of $3.0 billion, a letter of credit sub-limit of up to $0.5 billion and a Brazilian Real borrowing sub-facility of $0.2 billion.
Additionally, subject to compliance with certain covenants, we can increase borrowing capacity under the Facilities up to $18 billion, in the aggregate.
The Company has guaranteed the obligations of subsidiary borrowers under the Facilities. If GM fails to maintain an investment grade corporate rating from at least two of the following credit rating agencies: Fitch Ratings, Moodys Investor Service and Standard & Poors, we will also be required to provide guarantees from certain domestic subsidiaries under the terms of the Facilities.
Interest rates on obligations under the Facilities are based on prevailing annual interest rates for Eurodollar loans or an alternative base rate, both subject to an applicable margin. This applicable margin will be based upon the credit rating assigned to the Facilities.
The Facilities contain representations, warranties and covenants that are typical for these types of facilities. These covenants include restrictions on mergers or sales of assets and secured debt borrowings, subject to exceptions and limitations. The Facilities also require us to maintain at least $4.0 billion in global liquidity and at least $2.0 billion in U.S. liquidity.
Some of the lenders under the Facilities and their affiliates have various relationships with the Company and its subsidiaries involving the provision of financial services, including cash management, investment banking, trust and leasing services, and foreign exchange and other derivative arrangements.
The foregoing description does not constitute a complete summary of the Facilities and is qualified by reference in its entirety to the full text of the Facilities filed herewith.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
|Second Amended and Restated 3-Year Revolving Credit Agreement, dated as of May 26, 2016, among General Motors Company, General Motors Financial Company, Inc., GM Europe Treasury Company AB, General Motors do Brasil Ltda., the subsidiary borrowers from time to time parties thereto, the several lenders from time to time party thereto, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, and Citibank, N.A., as syndication agent.|
|Second Amended and Restated 5-Year Revolving Credit Agreement, dated as of May 26, 2016, among General Motors Company, General Motors Financial Company, Inc., General Motors do Brasil Ltda., the subsidiary borrowers from time to time parties thereto, the several lenders from time to time party thereto, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, and Citibank, N.A., as syndication agent.|
|News Release Dated May 26, 2016|
|||Portions of these exhibits have been omitted under a request for confidential treatment pursuant to Rule 24b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and filed separately with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
GENERAL MOTORS COMPANY
/s/ Jill E. Sutton
|Date: June 2, 2016||By:||Jill E. Sutton|
|Deputy General Counsel & Corporate Secretary|