RPT-FACTBOX-Five facts about plan to rescue GM's Opel


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Feb 27 (Reuters) - General Motors' German unit Opel agreed on a proposed restructuring plan that requires European governments to step in to help save the company and safeguard jobs and factories. [ID:nLR307222]

GM Europe's management will now discuss the plan with the German government.

Here are five factors the plan includes:

* Opel, including UK affiliate Vauxhall, becomes an independent entity

* Opel receives 3.3 billion euros ($4.18 billion) of state aid from countries where it has plants, in the form of credit guarantees or outright loans to be repaid by 2014 or 2015

* Opel receives 3 billion euros of support from GM in the form of rights to technology, patents and other assets

* Opel cuts costs by $1.2 billion to return to profitability by 2011

* Outside investors could take a stake of more than 25 percent of Opel

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(Compiled by Maria Sheahan; Editing by Andrew Macdonald) ($1=.7889 Euro)



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