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General Motors: Gm Announces Stephen Girsky To Retire From

The following excerpt is from the company's SEC filing.

Board of Directors


General Motors Co. Chairman and CEO Mary Barra announced today that Stephen Girsky has elected to retire from GMs Board of Directors and will not stand for reelection at the companys Annual Meeting of Shareholders in June 2016. Girsky joined the board in July 2009.

On behalf of the board, we wish Steve well and want to thank him for his many significant contributions to GM over the past seven years, said Barra. Steve brought to the company expertise and skills in a variety of important areas at a critical time in GMs history. He has helped guide GM as we c ontinue on our path to deliver long-term growth and sustained shareholder value that will benefit our owners for years to come.

In addition to serving on GMs board, Girsky was GM Vice Chairman from March 2010 through January 2014. During that time he was responsible for several functional areas, including:

Global corporate strategy,

New business development,

Global product planning and program management,

Global connected customer/OnStar, and

GM Ventures LLC and global research & development.

Girsky also served as Chairman of the Adam Opel AG Supervisory Board and as interim President of GM Europe during this time frame, a critical period in which the company established its current Drive Opel 2022 strategy. Girsky also held responsibility for GMs Global Purchasing and Supply Chain function from 2011 to 2013, and served as Senior Advisor to General Motors from January 2014 to July 2014.

The GM that exists today is a much different and stronger company than it was when I first joined the Board seven years ago, said Girsky. There have been many milestones and accomplishments that Ive been proud to be a part of along the way, including GMs emergence from bankruptcy, improved UAW relationship, and the continued comeback of the European business. Also, the speed in which GM is actively positioning itself to capitalize on the innovations that are shaping the future of personal mobility specifically in the areas of electrification, 4G connectivity and autonomous is a testament to its strong leadership team.

Girsky is currently President of S.J. Girsky & Co., a role he returned to in July 2014. The independent advisory firm is based in New York, where Girsky applies his more than 25 years of experience working with senior corporate and board executives, labor leaders, OEM leaders, suppliers and dealers, and national and local policy makers. Girsky also recently created a new company called VectoIQ, LLC, in which he is the managing partner.

In addition, Girsky is a director at Valens Semiconductor Ltd., a provider of semiconductor products for the distribution of uncompressed high-definition multimedia content. He also served as lead director of Dana Holdings Corp., from 2008 to 2009.

(NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the worlds largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GMs brands include Chevrolet and Cadillac, as well as Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Isuzu, Daewoo, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at


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The above information was disclosed in a filing to the SEC. To see the filing, click here.

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Other recent filings from the company include the following:

General Motors: Gm Announces Stephen Girsky To Retire From - April 22, 2016
Quarterly report [Sections 13 or 15(d)] - April 21, 2016
General Motors: Item 2.02 Results Of Operations And Financial Condition - April 21, 2016