GM 2013 Global Sales up 4.5%
GM reported it delivered 9,714,652 vehicles around the world in the 2013, up 4.5 percent from the 9,297,074 vehicles it sold throughout all of 2012. GM?s top three global market countries by volume saw China up 11.4 percent (3,160,374 in 2013 vs. 2,836,128 in 2012) and a new full-year sales record, the U.S. up 7.3 percent (2,786,078 in 2013 vs. 2,595,717 in 2012), and Brazil up 1.1 percent (649,849 in 2013 vs. 642,734 in 2012). For investors, it was a spectacular year. The Treasury has divested and from a start of 2013 trading with a price of 27.85, GM closed out the year at 40.87, up a very healthy $13.02 or 46.8 percent. Although GM paid no dividend in 2013, a $0.30 per share payout was declared for owners of record on March 18th, its first payout since it filed for bankruptcy.