>> Friday, May 29, 2009
We already know that Lee Iacocca, the man responsible for turning around Chrysler in the 1980s, is going to lose his life-long company car due to the Auburn Hills automaker’s bankruptcy filing.
Today, CEO Bob Nardelli told the U.S. bankruptcy court that Iacocca would also lose his pension since Chrysler will no longer have to pay it if gets bankruptcy court approval to sell itself as “Chrysler Group LLC,” which will be owned by Fiat, the U.S. and Canadian governments and its union.
Typically, Iacocca would be paid after secured creditors get their money but even secured creditors are not expected to get paid in full in the bankruptcy process.
Other former Chrysler executives will also lose their cars and pension.
Chrysler said it regretted the decision “in light of the many contributions these individuals have made to Chrysler over the years” and that Chrysler Group LLC does not expect to reinstate the car program.
- By: Kap Shah