GM’s Ed Whitacre Confirms Spyker Is Sole Saab Bidder

Posted on 15. Dec, 2009 by in 2000-2009

TTELA & Detroit News report that GM’s new Chairman, Ed Whitacre has confirmed that Spyker is the remaining sole Saab bidder. When asked about his thoughts about the Saab sale, he said “We’ve got our fingers crossed,”.

Here’s the article below loosely translated by Google.

Spyker Saab alone buyer

Dutch Spyker is the only remaining speculator at Saab, said General Motors Chairman Ed Whitacre on Tuesday.

He also believes that it is possible to effect the sale of Saab Spyker prior to the deadline in late December to January, which GM has set up, according Reuters.Whitacre also found in a roundtable with reporters at GM’s headquarters in Detroit that if sales to Spyker put option is that Saab is down.

From Spykers side had on Tuesday night, absolutely no new information about a possible purchase of Saab.

– I can not say anything. We have no comment, said spokesman Mike Spykers of Stainton PR told TT.

Whatever the case, if there were new developments in the negotiations, the schedule or the future direction of Saab, so the response was the same.
– No comment.

Stainton did not go beyond what the company said December 2 when it admitted that it had held talks with General Motors on the Saab. Otherwise, it was also the time “no comment”.

– We can not comment on the task until we have received information from the company, “said union chairman of the Union Anette Hellgren.

– We know of course that the process is complete and we are waiting for a reply, and hope that it will be before Christmas.

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