Specifically, all payments will be made on May 28 instead of June 2, with around 1,500 North American suppliers to receive a financial boost before the end of the month.
Obviously, there's a lot to talk about this decision, especially if taking into account the fact that General Motors is facing a deadline of May 30 whether it can pursue with the restructuring process or file for bankruptcy process just like its old pal Chrysler.
"We are taking this action to help our suppliers," GM said in an unconvincing manner according to the aforementioned source.
Now, a scenario in which General Motors is already set on going under Chapter 11 protection is very likely to happen. In this context, making supplier payments before the end of the month or, if you prefer, before the deadline of May 31, is actually a measure taken to help suppliers stay in business until GM gets out of bankruptcy.
Still, there's one big question: is General Motors capable of getting through the next months since it makes dealer payments sooner than initially scheduled? Or is this the first sign that the American car giant will indeed file for bankruptcy?
Not sure at this time but with a few days remaining until the deadline is reached, Chapter 11 is the most likely scenario.