General Electric’s Board of Directors has approved the previously announced spin-off of its healthcare business, GE Healthcare Holding LLC (“GE HealthCare”). Prior to such spin-off, GE HealthCare is expected to be converted into a corporation and renamed GE HealthCare Technologies Inc. The company is expected to begin trading on Nasdaq on January 4, 2023, under the ticker “GEHC”.
To effect the separation, GE’s Board of Directors approved a distribution to GE shareholders of at least 80.1% of the outstanding shares of GE HealthCare. Holders of GE common stock will be entitled to receive one share of GE HealthCare common stock for every three shares of GE common stock held on December 16, 2022, the record date for the distribution. The distribution is expected to occur after U.S. market close on January 3, 2023. For U.S. federal income tax purposes, the distribution will be conducted in a tax-efficient manner for GE shareholders in the United States. The distribution is subject to certain conditions described in the registration statement on Form 10 filed by GE HealthCare.