Taxpayers Receive Additional $1.8 Billion in Proceeds from GM IPO

WASHINGTON–(ENEWSPF)–December 2, 2010.  The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that it today received $1.8 billion in additional net proceeds from General Motors’ (GM) initial public offering (IPO), bringing overall net proceeds for taxpayers from the GM IPO to $13.5 billion.

On November 23, Treasury received $11.7 billion in net proceeds from the sale of 358,546,795 shares of common stock in GM’s IPO. The underwriters in the offering had a 30-day option to purchase up to 53,782,019 additional shares of common stock from Treasury at the same price to cover over-allotments. The underwriters exercised this over-allotment option in full on November 26, and Treasury today received $1.8 billion in net proceeds from the sale of those additional shares.

“General Motors’ IPO is a testament to that company’s turnaround and the significant progress we have made continuing to exit our investments and recover taxpayer dollars,” said Tim Massad, Acting Assistant Secretary for Financial Stability.

The exercise of the over-allotment option increased the overall amount of GM common stock that Treasury sold in the GM IPO to 412,328,814 shares. In total, the GM IPO reduced Treasury’s ownership of GM’s outstanding common stock by nearly half from 60.8 percent to 33.3 percent.

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