Synchrony Financial is now officially separated after GE stock exchange for $20.4 billion. The consummation of the exchange offer completes the transition of Synchrony, the largest provider of private label credit cards in the United States*, to an independent, standalone company.
The separation of Synchrony Financial is consistent with GE’s stated strategy of focusing on its industrial core and reducing the size of its financial businesses. The separation reduces the systemic footprint of GE Capital and will allow Synchrony to operate as a stand-alone company and pursue a long-term strategy that is focused on its own business objectives.
GE has pending with the Federal Reserve Board an application for termination of its status as a savings and loan holding company.
With the completion of this exchange offer and progress to-date on the GE Capital Exit Plan, GE is on track to return more than $90 billion to investors from 2015 to 2018 with more than 90% of earnings coming from high-return industrial businesses.
The exchange was structured to avoid heavy taxation.
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