(Reuters) - General Motors Co filed a
registration for an initial public offering of stock with U.S.
securities regulators Wednesday, barely a year after the top
U.S. automaker emerged from bankruptcy.

Key events since GM's bankruptcy filing follow.

* June 2009 - General Motors files for a bankruptcy
supported by U.S. government funding and plans to shed brands.

* July 2009 - GM emerges from bankruptcy with four core
brands and majority owned by the U.S. government.

* July 2009 - U.S. Treasury designates Dan Akerson, David
Bonderman, Robert Krebs and Patricia Russo to board.

* September 2009 - GM agrees to sell a 55 percent stake in
its European Opel unit to a group led by Magna.

* November 2009 - GM reverses course and decides to keep
and restructure its Opel unit in Europe.

* December 2009 - Chairman Ed Whitacre replaces CEO Fritz
Henderson in a management shakeup.

* December 2009 - Chris Liddell, Microsoft Corp <MSFT.O>
chief financial officer, hired as next GM CFO.

* February 2010 - Spyker cars shareholders approve deal to
acquire Saab from GM.

* April 21 - Whitacre says IPO is "real possibility" by the
end of 2010.

* May 17 - GM says it has a "good chance" to report its
first full-year profit since 2004.

* July 22 - GM announces $3.5 billion deal for AmeriCredit
Corp <ACF.N>. Deal seen as building block toward IPO.

* Aug. 12 - GM says Whitacre to step down as chairman and
CEO, and names board member Dan Akerson, 61, as successor.

* Aug. 18 - GM files for IPO, shares to be listed on New
York and Toronto exchanges.