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The following is the text of the statement released on May 27 announcing the expiration of the exchange offer to General Motors bondholders:
DETROIT—General Motors Corp. (GM) today announced the expiration of its exchange offers for $27.2 billion of its unsecured public notes and the related consent solicitations that were commenced on April 27, 2009. No further tenders of notes will be accepted and any notes previously tendered pursuant to the exchange offers will be promptly returned to the tendering holders.
The exchange offers expired at 11:59 p.m. EDT on May 26, 2009, at which time the principal amount of notes tendered was substantially less than the amount required by GM to satisfy the debt reduction requirement under its loan agreements with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, to meet the debt reduction objectives under its viability plan, or to meet the minimum tender condition of the exchange offers as required by the U.S. Treasury. Since these conditions, as well as certain other conditions, have not been satisfied, the exchange offers will not be consummated.
Due to the foregoing, GM has also cancelled the meetings of noteholders with respect to each series of non-US dollar-denominated notes which were scheduled to take place on May 27, 2009 in relation to certain amendments proposed in connection with the exchange offers.
The GM Board of Directors will be meeting to discuss GM's next steps in light of the expiration of the exchange offers.