What's in a name? Just ask the people at Spyker.

Back in 2010, the small Dutch producer of exotic GTs bought an ailing Saab from General Motors and proceeded to focus all its energies on keeping it afloat. And as if to reflect that shift in focus, changed its name to Swedish Automobile NV – or SWAN for short.

Now that Saab has gone bankrupt, however, the Dutch holding company has officially changed its name back to Spyker. Just what that means, however, when the cars are built in the UK by CPP and the sportscar business was sold last year to North Street Capital, remains to be seen.
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SWEDISH AUTOMOBILE CHANGES NAME INTO SPYKER

Zeewolde, The Netherlands, 11 April 2012 - Swedish Automobile N.V. shall change its name into Spyker N.V. per 18 April 2012

Assuming that the decision of the extraordinary general meeting of shareholders shall be obtained on 17 April 2012, Swedish Automobile N.V. shall have its articles of association amended on 18 April 2012. The amendment includes a change of name into Spyker N.V. Per 18 April 2012, the company shall be listed as Spyker N.V. Its ISIN code changes to NL0010125050, its ticker symbol to SPYKR.


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      Tom Heuving
      • 3 Years Ago
      Some mistakes in this article, CPP is formally owned by Vladimir Antonov, who is in prison leaving the coach builder bankrupt. Operations of Spyker is going back to Zeewolde, since the company bought the gear from CPP to the new Aileron themselves. http://www.2thetrack.com/2012/03/10/nieuwe-aandelen-emissie-swan/
      Cars UK
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, Noah, you're way off base! CPP went in to liquidation after Vladimir Antonov was put under house arrest in Mayfair for a small banking 'error', Victor Muller bought the tooling CPP bought to build Spyker in the UK and the North Street Capital deal was a figment of the imagination!
      bugvey41
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good choice. Swedish Automobile was a strange name for a Dutch company. Spyker is the original name, and they should stick with it.
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