GM won't make $1B June debt payment

June payment would be due a day after government's deadline for company to submit restructuring or bankruptcy plan.

EMAIL  |   PRINT  |   SHARE  |   RSS
 
google my aol my msn my yahoo! netvibes
Paste this link into your favorite RSS desktop reader
See all CNNMoney.com RSS FEEDS (close)
By Peter Valdes-Dapena, CNNMoney.com senior writer

Find your next Car



NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- General Motors won't be making a June 1 debt payment of $1 billion, a company spokeswoman said Wednesday.

The debt is due the day after GM's government-imposed May 30 deadline to have an aggressive restructuring plan in place or be left to face bankruptcy.

GM (GM, Fortune 500) said it wouldn't make the June 1 payment because as part of its restructuring, the company will be offering to exchange bondholder's debt for equity in the company.

"We're going to have an exchange offer open anyway," said GM spokeswoman Julie Gibson.

A press representative for GM bondholders was not immediately available to comment.

While GM CEO Fritz Henderson has said that bankruptcy has become "more likely" in recent weeks, he has also said that an out-of-court restructuring remains a viable option.

GM has received $13.4 billion in federal loans and could receive an additional $5 billion before May 30. Beyond that, the Treasury department task force overseeing restructuring for GM and Chrysler has not said how much more support GM might be eligible to receive if it is able to restructure and reduce its debts and other obligations. To top of page

Features
They're hiring!These Fortune 100 employers have at least 350 openings each. What are they looking for in a new hire? More
If the Fortune 500 were a country...It would be the world's second-biggest economy. See how big companies' sales stack up against GDP over the past decade. More
Sponsored By:
More Galleries
Criminal's muscle car collection auctioned for $2.5 million These valuable classic muscle cars were seized as part of a money laundering plea deal. More
Ferrari 458 Speciale - Raw speed This bare-bones Italian supercar drops pretty much everything not needed for driving fast. More
America's most dangerous jobs America's workplace got safer last year. But these workers were still at a much higher risk of fatal injuries, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. More
Worry about the hackers you don't know 
Crime syndicates and government organizations pose a much greater cyber threat than renegade hacker groups like Anonymous. Play
GE CEO: Bringing jobs back to the U.S. 
Jeff Immelt says the U.S. is a cost competitive market for advanced manufacturing and that GE is bringing jobs back from Mexico. Play
Hamster wheel and wedgie-powered transit 
Red Bull Creation challenges hackers and engineers to invent new modes of transportation. Play

Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.