Blog: April 21 is date for Fiat Auto spin-off verdict
Dave Leggett | 10 March 2010
Fiat's Sergio Marchionne is dropping lots of hints that there will be news of a possible Fiat Auto spin-off on April 21 when an investors' meeting is scheduled in Turin. There will also be a presentation of a five-year strategic plan then. Five years continuing as now? I doubt that, even if the spin-off isn't exactly imminent. Marchionne has been thinking about a spin-off for a while now and he'll be wanting to set out a future for a consolidated automotive company merged with Chrysler and looking out for still higher scale economies in alliance with others (PSA speculation will obviously continue).
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