TOKYO (AP) -- Suzuki Motor says General Motors (GM) will sell its stake in the Japanese automaker for 22.37 billion yen, or $230 million, to raise cash.
Suzuki said Monday it would buy back the entire 3.02% stake from GM.
GM, Ford (F) and Chrysler are seeking $25 billion from the U.S. government to get them through the economic crisis and the worst sales slump in more than 25 years.
The GM-Suzuki partnership dates back to 1981. But those ties have loosened recently after GM sold 17% of Suzuki in 2006, leaving it with a 3% stake.
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