GMAC Finalizes $10 Billion Facility with Citigroup
GMAC gains additional liquidity flexibility from proposed equity sale transaction
2006-08-14 - DETROIT - GMAC today announced the signing of a three-year, $10 billion funding facility with a subsidiary of Citigroup Inc.
This $10 billion funding facility is part of the commitment made by Citigroup in conjunction with the sale of a 51 percent controlling interest in GMAC by General Motors to a consortium led by Cerberus Capital Management L.P., which includes Citigroup, Aozora Bank Ltd. and a subsidiary of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
“In advance of closing the equity transaction, we have created another innovative funding source that provides additional operational flexibility. The structure of this facility and the type of assets to be funded represent a unique source of liquidity for GMAC and further affirms the quality of our underwriting and servicing capability,” said Sanjiv Khattri, GMAC chief financial officer and executive vice president.
The facility involves U.S. auto finance assets originated and acquired by GMAC. It will support GMAC’s ongoing business and has flexibility to adjust with GMAC’s requirements. The facility is comprised of two parts that can be used in any combination up to $10 billion:
* The first is a purchase commitment for up to $10 billion of rated asset-backed securities. These securities can range in credit risk from AAA to BB and can be backed by U.S. assets, including SmartLease and dealer floor plan assets.
* The second component is a commitment to purchase up to $4 billion of unrated notes backed by other U.S. assets not typically securitized by GMAC in its other secured funding programs.
GMAC will continue to service the assets.
“We are particularly pleased about the $4 billion unrated tranche. This is a first for us in the securitization space,” added Khattri.
GMAC is a global, financial services, limited liability company that operates in 39 countries, in auto finance, residential mortgage, insurance and commercial finance businesses. With more than $300 billion in assets, it generated $2.5 billion in net income in 2005, on revenue of $19.2 billion. General Motors, which currently owns all of the equity of GMAC, recently announced it will sell a majority of its interest to a consortium of investors led by Cerberus Capital Management.
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