General Motors Corp. will purchase the remaining 50% of Saab Automobile it does not already own later this year, an insider tells Ward's Automotive Reports. GM has a call option on shares owned by Investor AB in August. Investor has a put option for its stock on Jan. 1, 2000. The insider says GM likely will exercise its option and purchase the stock. If GM were not to exercise the option, Investor could force a sale early next year. Peter Augustson, president of Saab AB, says that regardless ...

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