Report: Jill Lajdziak to Retire from GM by End of Year, GM’s Steve Hill to Lead Shutdown of Brand

Jill Lajdziak at 2006 Saturn Brand Advocate Meeting

Jamie Lareau from Automotive News: Jill Lajdziak, who joined Saturn before its first car was sold and led the division through its demise last month, will retire from General Motors at the end of the year. Lajdziak, 52, will take vacation time until then, said spokesman John McDonald. In the interim, GM's Steve Hill, will coordinate the wind-down of the Saturn brand. Hill is GM's general manager of retail sales support. GM decided to close Saturn after retailer Penske Automotive Group was unable to complete a deal to buy the brand. GM has stopped all production on Saturn products. The brand will shutter when "dealers are able to sell their inventory and wind their dealerships down," McDonald said.

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Enter to Win: 25th Anniversary Bon Jovi Saturn Outlook Sweepstakes

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Saturn and Bon Jovi are promoting a sweepstakes celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Bon Jovi. One winner will be chosen at random to receive a 2008 Saturn "Bon Jovi Special Edition" Outlook worth $54,945, along with Bon Jovi merchandise, including autographed Floyd Rose Guitar, past Concert Posters and Gold Plated LP's, and a selection of Bon Jovi Memorabilia and other Saturn goodies. The approximate retail value of merchandise is $2,959, bringing the grand total of the prize to be more than $57,000! So what are you waiting for? Head on over to ImSaturn to complete and submit the official entry form. All entries must be received by 11:59pm ET on September 15, 2008.