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May 26, 2015

General Motors

ROANOKE, Ind. (May 26, 2015) – Governor Mike Pence joined executives from General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today to announce the company’s plans to invest more than $1 billion to expand its operations here.

GM will invest more than $1.2 billion to expand and enhance the Fort Wayne Assembly plant’s existing 1.3 million-square-foot campus. The new construction, which is expected to total approximately 1.5 million square feet of new space at the plant, will include a new pre-treatment facility and expanded body shop, as well as an expansion of its general assembly capabilities. The upgrades will improve the plant’s efficiencies while equipment upgrades will enhance technology and energy efficiency, helping to further reduce emissions.

“Around the world, Indiana is known as a proven leader in advanced manufacturing,” said Pence. “Powered by a pro-growth business environment and a highly-skilled workforce, GM is leveraging Indiana’s strengths to help it remain competitive across the globe. Today’s announcement marks a significant promise to the Hoosier State and ensures GM’s presence in Indiana and its support of Hoosier jobs long into the future, reaffirming that Indiana is a state that works for business.”

“The upgrades taking place at Fort Wayne Assembly assure we can meet consumer demand and grow customers for life for years to come,” said Cathy Clegg, vice president of GM North America Manufacturing.

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Established in 1986, Fort Wayne Assembly produces full-size pickup trucks sold worldwide and employs approximately 3,800 Hoosiers. According to GM, this project is expected to be one of the company’s largest investments to date at a U.S. manufacturing plant. GM, which produces vehicles under leading brands such as Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick and GMC, employs more than 200,000 manufacturing employees at 169 plants in 31 countries.