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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Greenlight Capital's General Motors Presentation: Unlocking Value at GM

David Einhorn's hedge fund Greenlight Capital has put out a slide deck on its large position in General Motors (GM).  The presentation is entitled: "Unlocking Value at GM: Two Classes of Common Shares."

Basically, Greenlight has asked the company to change its capital structure in order to unlock 'substantial shareholder value.'  The hedge fund has proposed that GM distribute 'dividend shares' on a tax-free basis.

Greenlight concludes that, "Creating two classes of common stock will unlock GM's value by forcing the market to appropriately value the dividend and give credit for GM's earnings potential.

Regarding how the company responded to these ideas, CNBC's David Faber tweeted that "GM considered Greenlight proposal for and rejected after months of meetings with management and board - sources." 

He also tweeted:  "GM rejected Greenlight proposal citing potential loss of Inv grade rating, governance challenge and uncertain demand for new shares - sources."

Embedded below is Greenlight's presentation: Unlocking Value at GM:

You can download a .pdf copy here.

For more on this fund, be sure to also check out Greenlight Capital's Q4 letter where they drastically increased their GM position.

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