Sunday, March 29, 2009

GM CEO resigns at Obama's behest

By MIKE ALLEN & JOSH GERSTEIN | 3/29/09 5:23 PM EDT Updated: 3/29/09 7:53 PM EDT | Politico

The White House confirms Wagoner is leaving at the government's behest.

The Obama administration asked Rick Wagoner, the chairman and CEO of General Motors, to step down and he agreed, a White House official said.

On Monday, President Barack Obama is to unveil his plans for the auto industry, including a response to a request for additional funds by GM and Chrysler. The plan is based on recommendations from the Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry, headed by the Treasury Department.

The White House confirmed Wagoner was leaving at the government's behest after The Associated Press reported his immediate departure, without giving a reason.

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