Saved Jobs, Helped Stabilize Economy During Financial Crisis
WASHINGTON – As the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) continues to wind down,
the U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced that it has sold all of the
remaining shares of General Motors (GM) common stock.
leadership in responding to the financial crisis helped stabilize the auto
industry, and prevent another Great Depression. With the final sale of GM
stock, this important chapter in our nation’s history is now closed,” said
Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew. “The President understood
that inaction could have cost the broader economy more than one million jobs,
billions in lost personal savings, and significantly reduced economic production.
As a result of his efforts, which built on those of the previous
Administration, more than 370,000 new auto jobs have been created, and all
three U.S. automakers are profitable, competitive, and growing.”
Treasury has recouped a total of $39 billion from the
original GM investment. To date,
Treasury has recovered a total of $432.7 billion on all TARP
investments - including the sale of Treasury’s shares in AIG - compared to
$421.8 billion disbursed. Treasury
will continue to wind down the remaining investments in a manner that balances
maximizing the taxpayer’s return on investments with the speed of our
For more details on Treasury’s lifetime cost estimates for
TARP programs, please visit Treasury’s Monthly 105(a) Report to Congress on
TARP at this link.
Timeline of key events related to Treasury's investment in GM.