Posted: May 13, 2013 at 3:56 am
The U.S. Dept. of the Treasury says it sold 58.4 million shares in General Motors Co. for $1.6 billion from January through mid-April.
The transactions leave the government with 241.7 million GM shares, or about a 17.6% stake. The Treasury Dept. said in December it would dispose of its remaining stock by March 2014.
The U.S. has now recovered $30.7 billion of the $49.5 billion it spent to bail out the carmaker in 2009. The government would need to sell its remaining shares for about $78 each to recoup its full investment. GM shares ended last week at $31.42.