General Motors of Canada Limited

General Motors of Canada Limited

May 20, 2009 16:43 ET

Updated: GM Canada Statement Regarding Canadian Dealer Network Consolidation Activities

Attention: Please Note General Motors Canada will not be releasing the names of dealers affected by our network rationalization initiatives

OSHAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 20, 2009) - GM Canada, at the request of the Federal and Ontario Governments, accelerated its restructuring and released a revised, more aggressive Operating Plan on April 27th, which included plans to reduce the number of GM dealerships in Canada by approximately 42%. Today, GM Canada will advise Canadian dealers of the specifics of our network consolidation plan, including the identification of dealers whose Sales and Service agreement would not be renewed following expiry in October 2010. The goal is to accomplish this reduction in an orderly, cost-effective and customer-friendly way.

Due to the unique aspects of our Canadian dealer network, we have focused our network rationalization efforts on key urban markets in an effort to achieve a viable network configuration all across Canada. The end result in Canada will be a more competitive dealer network with higher volumes, while continuing to maintain the strongest and broadest dealer network in the country better equipped to serve GM customers.

General Motors of Canada (GMCL) is headquartered in Oshawa Ontario and employs 12,000 people nationwide. GM of Canada manufactures vehicles, vehicle powertrains, and markets the full range of General Motors vehicles and related services through approximately 700 dealerships and retailers across Canada.

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