Posted April 29, 2009
2009 Auto Restructuring

GM Exchange Offers Approved in Europe

DETROIT - The United Kingdom Listing Authority has approved a prospectus to be published by General Motors Corporation in certain jurisdictions in the EU for GM's exchange offers and consent solicitations in which GM is offering to exchange 225 shares of its common stock for each 1,000 U.S. dollar equivalent principal amount (or accreted value as of the settlement date if applicable) of its outstanding notes of each series set forth in the prospectus and is offering to pay, in cash, accrued interest on such notes from the most recent interest payment date to the settlement date. In respect of the exchange offers for the notes issued by General Motors Nova Scotia Finance Company, GM is jointly making the exchange offers with GM Nova Scotia.

The exchange offers are a vital component of GM's overall restructuring plan to achieve and sustain long-term viability and successful consummation of the exchange offers will allow GM to restructure out of bankruptcy court.

The prospectus today was passported under European regulations to France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Austria and Spain. If you are a resident in countries other than the above (including the United States and the United Kingdom), you may or may not be eligible to participate in the exchange offers and consent solicitations pursuant to the laws of the country in which you reside. Please contact D.F. King, the Solicitation and Information Agent, to assist you in determining your eligibility. The prospectus has also been passported to Italy, but the exchange offers in Italy are subject to clearance by CONSOB pursuant to Article 102 onwards of Legislative Decree No. 58 of February 24, 1998. Therefore, the exchange offer period in Italy will only commence following such clearance.

The prospectus contains or incorporates by reference important information which should be read carefully before any decision is made to participate in the exchange offers and consent solicitations. Noteholders in Italy, France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, Spain and the United Kingdom (and certain other qualifying holders in other jurisdictions) may access the prospectus for free at GM's website at Any requests for copies of this prospectus or related materials should be directed to the Solicitation and Information Agent at: D.F. King (Europe) Limited, One Ropemaker Street, London EC2Y 9HT, Banks and Brokers call: +44 20 7920 9700 All others call toll free: 00 800 5464 5464 Email:

GM and its directors and executive officers and other members of management and employees may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies with respect to the consent solicitations. Information regarding the interests of these directors and executive officers in the consent solicitations will be included in the documents described above. Additional information, including information regarding GM's directors and executive officers, is available in GM's Annual Report on Form 10-K, which was filed with the SEC on March 5, 2009 and can be obtained without charge at

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