Stellantis employees will get largest profit sharing payment in 35 years

Payments to be delivered by March 11

FILE - The Stellantis sign outside is shown on Jan. 19, 2021 at the Chrysler Technology Center in Auburn Hills, Mich. Carmaker Stellantis moves to consolidate its position in fast-growing China looked off to a rocky start after one of its JV partners said it hadnt been consulted before an announcement of plans to take a controlling stake. Stellantis plans to lay out its strategy March 1, but has offered some hints in announcements this week. They include plans to increase the stake in Chinese partner GAC Stellantis from 50% to 75% under new rules allowing more foreign investment, and an announcement Friday that the other JV, with Dongfeng, had doubled sales in 2021. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File) (Carlos Osorio, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

DETROIT – Eligible Stellantis employees could see the largest profit sharing payments in 35 years, totaling more than $14,000.

UAW-represented Stellantis employees, about 43,000, will be paid out profit sharing checks on March 11, 2022. The eligible profit sharing amount is $14,670, but actual payments based on individual compensated hours.

The large payments are due to some incredible numbers reported by the automaker on Tuesday. Stellantis said Wednesday that it made 13.4 billion euros ($15.2 billion) in its first year after it was formed from the merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group and would pay out record profit-sharing checks to unionized U.S. workers.

The earnings nearly tripled profits compared with its pre-merger existence as two separate companies, as the maker of Jeep, Opel and Peugeot vehicles exploited cost efficiencies from combining the businesses.

The result compared to a combined 4.79 billion euros for the separate companies in 2020 before the merger, which took effect on Jan. 17, 2021. Revenue for the combined business rose 14%, to 152 billion euros.

“Employees are the heart of Stellantis. It is thanks to their continued focus on execution and excellence that we were able to achieve record results in our first year as Stellantis,” said Carlos Tavares, Stellantis CEO. “Every Stellantis employee took on an extraordinary task in 2021 of combining two automakers while facing serious external challenges. Our goal is that all employees benefit from the company’s profitable growth. We are pleased to reward and thank our team members for their tireless commitment.”

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