Fitch Upgrades General Motors, GM Financial to Investment Grade

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DETROIT – General Motors Co. said today that Fitch Ratings has raised the credit ratings of both GM and GM Financial to investment grade. With this upgrade, the corporate credit ratings for GM are now investment grade with all major rating agencies.

“Fitch’s news today confirms that we are delivering on our commitment to generate strong operating results and implement our customer-focused strategy,” GM CEO Mary Barra said. “But, as much as we like this recognition, we are focused on achieving even stronger performance and enhancing long-term shareholder value in the years to come.”

The new GM corporate and GM Financial credit ratings assigned by Fitch are BBB- with a “stable” outlook. Each credit rating is one level higher than the previous GM and GM Financial ratings of BB+, which were assigned by Fitch in August 2012 and August 2013, respectively.

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