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Fiat Chrysler moves to the Netherlands, changes logo

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The board of directors of Fiat S.p.A. approved a corporate reorganization and the formation of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) as a fully integrated global automaker.

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In order to establish a major global automotive groups, in both scale and capital market appeal, the board has decided to establish Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., organized in the Netherlands, as the parent company of the Group. FCA's common shares will be listed in New York and Milan.

"A new chapter of our story begins with the creation of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. A journey that started over a decade ago, as Fiat sought to ensure its place in an increasingly complex marketplace, has brought together two organizations each with a great history in the automotive industry and different but complementary geographic strengths. FCA allows us to face the future with a renewed sense of purpose and vigor," said John Elkann, chairman of Fiat.

Following an initial phase with the two corporate logos appearing side-by-side, symbolizing the desire to respect both groups, Fiat and Chrysler adopted a new logo "FCA".

"Use of an acronym helps create a transition from the past, without severing the roots, while at the same time reflecting the global scope of the Group’s activities. Easy to understand, pronounce and remember, it is a name well suited to a modern, international marketplace.

"The three letters in the logo are grouped in a geometric configuration inspired by the essential shapes used in automobile design: the F, derived from a square, symbolizes concreteness and solidity; the C, derived from a circle, representing wheels and movement, symbolizes harmony and continuity; and finally, the A, derived from a triangle, indicates energy and a perennial state of evolution," the company said.

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