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GM Completes Sale of Allison Transmission for $5.6 Billion


New York -- General Motors Corp. (NYSE:GM) today announced that it has completed the sale of its Allison Transmission commercial and military business to The Carlyle Group and Onex Corporation for approximately $5.6 billion.

The company expects to use the funds to strengthen liquidity and support heavy investments in new products and technology, such as its continued energy diversity initiatives.

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