SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549-1004
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 5, 2018
GENERAL MOTORS COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|300 Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan||48265-3000|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
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|Item 7.01.|| |
Regulation FD Disclosure.
Today, General Motors Company (GM) announced that it launched an offering of senior unsecured fixed and floating rate notes. GM intends to use the net proceeds from the sale of the notes to refinance maturing debt, pre-fund certain mandatory contributions for its U.K. and Canada pension plans due in 2019 through 2021, and for other general corporate purposes. Subject to the successful consummation of the offering, GM intends to use approximately $0.6 billion of the net proceeds from the sale of the notes to pre-fund certain mandatory non-US pension contributions. GMs adjusted automotive free cash flow guidance, provided on July 25, 2018, assumed GM would make only mandatory pension contributions due in 2018 and, as a result, did not reflect the impact of prefunding non-US contributions. The underlying cash generation of the business for 2018 remains unchanged.
A copy of GMs investor presentation in connection with the offering is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated into this Item 7.01 by reference.
The information furnished pursuant to this Current Report on Form 8-K (including Exhibit 99.1 hereto) shall not be considered filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, and such information shall not be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing by GM under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, except as may be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This Current Report on Form 8-K may include forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current expectations about possible future events and thus are inherently uncertain. Our actual results may differ materially from forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including: (1) our ability to deliver new products, services and experiences that attract new, and are desired by existing, customers and to effectively compete in autonomous, ride-sharing and transportation as a service; (2) sales of crossovers, SUVs and full-size pickup trucks; (3) our ability to reduce the costs associated with the manufacture and sale of electric vehicles; (4) the volatility of global sales and operations; (5) our significant business in China which subjects us to unique operational, competitive and regulatory risks; (6) our joint ventures, which we cannot operate solely for our benefit and over which we may have limited control; (7) changes in government leadership and laws (including tax laws and regulations), economic tensions between governments and changes in international trade policies, new barriers to entry and changes to or withdrawals from free trade agreements, changes in foreign exchange rates, economic downturns in foreign countries, differing local product preferences and product requirements, compliance with U.S. and foreign countries export controls and economic sanctions, differing labor laws and regulations and difficulties in obtaining financing in foreign countries; (8) our dependence on our manufacturing facilities; (9) the ability of suppliers to deliver parts, systems and components without disruption and on schedule; (10) prices of raw materials; (11) our highly competitive industry; (12) the possibility that competitors may independently develop products and services similar to ours despite our intellectual property rights; (13) security breaches and other disruptions to our vehicles, information technology networks and systems; (14) compliance with laws and regulations applicable to our industry, including those regarding fuel economy and emissions; (15) costs and risks associated with litigation and government investigations; (16) compliance with the terms of the Deferred Prosecution Agreement; (17) the cost and effect on our reputation of product safety recalls and alleged defects in products and services; (18) our ability to successfully and cost-efficiently restructure operations in various countries, including Korea, with minimal disruption to our supply chain and operations, globally; (19) our ability to realize production efficiencies and to achieve reductions in costs; (20) our ability to develop captive financing capability through GM Financial; (21) significant increases in pension expense or projected pension contributions; and (22) our ability to consummate the offering and our use of the proceeds therefrom as described above. A further list and description of these risks, uncertainties and other factors can be found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, and our subsequent filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. GM cautions readers not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. GM undertakes no obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking statements.
|Item 9.01.|| |
Financial Statements and Exhibits
|Exhibit 99.1||Investor Presentation|
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/ Rick E. Hansen
Assistant General Counsel and
Date: September 5, 2018