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Fiat Chrysler Had No Idea CEO Had Been Ill So Long

Sergio Marchionne had been receiving treatment for 'serious illness' for more than a year

(Newser) - The illness and death of Fiat Chrysler's fast-charging, unconventional CEO may have seemed sudden and surprising to many, but Sergio Marchionne was apparently sick for longer than anyone—even his employer—knew. That news comes to the Wall Street Journal from University Hospital Zurich, which notes Marchionne had a... More »

'He Saved Our Company': Fiat Chrysler CEO Dies at 66

Sergio Marchionne passed away after complications following shoulder surgery

(Newser) - "Who the hell is this guy?" was an analyst's reaction to Sergio Marchionne when the latter joined the auto industry in 2003. Fifteen years later, Marchionne has earned a description from the Wall Street Journal as "one of the last larger-than-life car-maker CEOs," though that comes... More »

Fiat Chrysler Replaces Gravely Ill CEO

Sergio Marchionne revived a brand many though unsalvageable

(Newser) - The CEO of Fiat Chrysler has stepped down after a company statement says he suffered serious complications following a surgery. Sergio Marchionne was replaced after leading the charge to completely turn around two flagging automobile brands. Per the New York Times , the 66-year-old has become gravely ill since the July... More »

Chrysler Files for IPO

Valued at up to $100M

(Newser) - The Chrysler Group has filed paperwork for an initial public offering for some of its shares—the first time the company's shares will be publicly traded since 1998, the AP reports. The move comes at the behest of a United Auto Workers retirement trust, which owns 41.5% of... More »

Chrysler CEO Turns Down Pay for Second Year

Marchionne takes $0 home despite repayment of bailout loans

(Newser) - Chrysler made a $225 million profit last year but its CEO didn't get a penny of it, a regulatory filing reveals. Sergio Marchionne, widely credited with turning around the company's fortunes after its bankruptcy in 2009, declined a salary and bonus for the second year in a row... More »

Chrysler's Big News: We Repaid Bailout Loan

Announcement coming tomorrow at Michigan plant

(Newser) - Chrysler will announce with some fanfare tomorrow the repayment of $7.5 billion in bailout loans from the US and Canadian governments. CEO Sergio Machionne will announce the milestone tomorrow alongside White House manufacturing adviser Ron Bloom at Chrysler’s Sterling Heights, Michigan, plant, the Wall Street Journal reports. Chrysler... More »

Chrysler Adds Fiats, Dumps Dodge, Jeep Models

Revamped automaker will reintroduce Alfa Romeo to US

(Newser) - Now four months out of bankruptcy, Chrysler is set to unveil a new business plan that relies heavily on models from Fiat, its Italian partner, and abandons many American cars. The company will reintroduce the luxury Alfa Romeo to the US and also bring in a Mexican-built Fiat 500, the... More »

Fiat Pulls Out of German Talks to Buy GM Arm

Prospective Opel buyer balks at new request for bridge funding

(Newser) - Fiat is boycotting talks in Germany today to acquire Opel, the European arm of General Motors, blasting GM for withholding financial information necessary for due diligence and balking at a new request for emergency funding. Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne has taken part in days of negotiations with GM and German... More »

Fiat Has Long Shed 'Fix It Again Tony' Reputation

(Newser) - The last time Fiat tried to make a go of it in the US market, its unreliable cars earned it the nickname Fix It Again Tony, reports the New York Times. That was 25 years and another world ago. After a renewed focus on quality under CEO Sergio Marchionne, the... More »

Fiat Exec Would Gut Chrysler to Save It

Marchionne has succeeded in fighting corporate bloat before

(Newser) - It may seem awfully cocky of Fiat chief Sergio Marchionne to assume that he can save Chrysler, generally written off in the industry as a lost cause. But there’s a reason Marchionne is optimistic, notes the Economist: He’s done it before. When he took over Fiat in 2004,... More »

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