General Motors Corp. (D): 1993-96
The fourth in a four-part series, the case details the financial policies and practices at General Motors from 1990 to 1996. This case describes the set of financial decisions taken by the firm as its business recovered, and focuses on an immediate decision faced by GM's treasurer in 1996. He must decide whether to recommend that the board hold "excess" cash, disburse it to shareholders via a dividend increase, or repurchase shares. In addition, the repurchase alternative offers a number of tactical choices, including whether to engage in a put-writing program or an accelerated share repurchase.