Koenigsegg Group AB Terminates Agreement For Purchase of Saab

Posted on 24. Nov, 2009 by in 2000-2009



Koenigsegg Group AB Terminates Agreement For Purchase of Saab

DETROIT — General Motors confirmed today that the proposed sale of its Saab subsidiary to Koenigsegg Group AB was terminated at the discretion of the buyer.

“We’re obviously very disappointed with the decision to pull out of the Saab purchase,” said GM President and CEO, Fritz Henderson. “Many have worked tirelessly over the past several months to create a sustainable plan for the future of Saab by selling the brand and its manufacturing interests to Koenigsegg Group AB. Given the sudden change in direction, we will take the next several days to assess the situation and will advise on the next steps next week.”

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Chris Preuss
GM Communications
(313) 667-3437 office
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Karin Kirchner
GME Communications
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Saab Automobile AB
Eric Geers
Phone: +46 (0) 520 27 97 97
E-Mail: eric.geers@gm.com

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