MILAN, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Shareholders in Italian American carmaker Fiat Chrysler (FCA) on Monday approved a $52 billion plan to merge with Peugeot maker PSA to create Stellantis, the world’s fourth largest automotive group.
Chairman John Elkann said 99.15% of FCA’s shareholders attending a virtual meeting had voted in favour of the merger. That includes top investor EXOR, the holding company of Italy’s Agnelli family, which controls 44.4% of FCA’s voting rights thanks to a loyalty share scheme.
PSA’s shareholders had also given their green light to the merger earlier on Monday.
Reporting by Giulio Piovaccari; editing by Valentina Za