SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 14, 2019
GENERAL MOTORS COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other
jurisdiction of incorporation)
300 Renaissance Center
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
(Registrants telephone number, including area code): (313) 667-1500
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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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 January 14, 2019, General Motors Company (GM) entered into a $3.0 billion 3-Year Revolving Credit Agreement with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, Citibank, N.A., as syndication agent, and the other lenders named therein (the Facility).
The Facility is available to GM only and only allows for borrowing in U.S. Dollars. In 18 months, the Facility is automatically and permanently reduced to $2.0 billion.
Consistent with the terms of GMs current revolving credit facilities, if GM fails to maintain an investment grade corporate rating from two or more of the following credit rating agencies: Fitch Ratings, Moodys Investor Service and Standard & Poors, GM will be required to cause certain of its domestic subsidiaries to guarantee its obligations under the Facility.
Interest rates on obligations under the Facility 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 on the credit rating assigned to the Facility or to senior, unsecured long-term indebtedness of GM.
The Facility contains representations, warranties and covenants that are typical for this type of facility. These covenants include restrictions on mergers or sales of assets and secured debt borrowings, subject to exceptions and limitations. The Facility also requires that GM 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 Facility, and their affiliates, have various relationships with GM 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 Facility and is qualified by reference in its entirety to the full text of the Facility filed herewith.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
|10.1||3-Year Revolving Credit Agreement among General Motors Company, the several lenders from time to time parties thereto, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, and Citibank, N.A., as syndication agent.|
Portions of this exhibit have been omitted under a request for confidential treatment pursuant to Rule 24b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and submitted separately to 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 thereunto duly authorized.
|GENERAL MOTORS COMPANY|
|Date: January 14, 2019||By:|| |
/s/ Rick E. Hansen
|Name:||Rick E. Hansen|
|Title:||Assistant General Counsel & Corporate Secretary|