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GM Discusses Opel Future With German State Premiers, WAZ Reports

May 30, 2012

General Motors Co. (GM:US) Vice Chairman Steve Girsky today met the prime ministers of the four German states in which Opel operates factories, WAZ newspaper group reported, without saying where it got the information.

The meeting with leaders of North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse, Rhineland Palatinate and Thuringia is the first since speculation about potential plant closures erupted, WAZ said in a pre-release of an article to be published tomorrow. The states’ economy ministers met with Opel’s works council head Wolfgang Schaefer-Klug today, WAZ said, adding that it hasn’t received any information about the content of the talks.

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