Saab Automobile’s Jan Ake Jonsson & Swedish Government’s Joran Hagglund Positive About GM Board Meeting

Posted on 01. Dec, 2009 by in 2000-2009

Sweden’s Dagens Industry reports that the both Saab Automobile’s Jan-Ake Jonsson as well as the Swedish Government’s Joran Hagglund see the GM Board members as “responsive” and in a good mood with good conversations.

This is the first report from the results of the GM Board meeting. It seems clear that a decision will be made Tuesday, although we are unsure exactly what time that decision will be made.

Here is the article below, translated by google translate.

GM is actively seeking new owner

Released today. 01:12

GM is actively looking for new owners, revealing Saab’s CEO Jan Ake Jonsson, immediately after his and the Swedish government representatives’ meeting in GM’s headquarters in Detroit.

Absolutely, absolutely! We were all taken by surprise when Koenigsegg dropped out last week. But both I as the government and GM are working very hard to find an alternative, a quick solution.

Jonsson would not comment on what he believes GM’s board will make the decision, but he is confident that a decision will be on Tuesday.

– Now we are satisfied that all have the same information, that all the facts are on the table. Then we’ll see what proposals GM’s board presents, “he told TT in Detroit.

– Hope is not looking for Saab, just as there was out last week, says Joran Hagglund, State Secretary at the Ministry of Industry, to TT.

He was pleased with the meeting of GM’s board, but did not reveal whether he was more or less optimistic after the meeting than before.

– We have had good conversations. It was a very good mood. Now we see how far it is enough. It is GM, which owns Saab, and it is GM, which owns the process.

Hagglund described GM’s board members as “responsive”.

– We have carefully outlined what we have, the Swedish toolbox, “he says, and aimed primarily at loan guarantees and publicly funded programs for vehicle research in Sweden.

– We are working intensively to find a solution. But what GM’s board may believe you ask them.

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