Harley-Davidson Completes Sale Of MV Agusta
Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) has concluded
the sale of its subsidiary, MV Agusta, to Claudio Castiglioni and
his wholly owned holding company, MV Agusta Motor Holding, S.r.l.,
effective today. Castiglioni is the former owner of the Italian
motorcycle maker and has served as MV Agusta's chairman since 2008,
when Harley-Davidson acquired the company.
In October 2009, Harley-Davidson announced its intention to sell MV Agusta as part of a new corporate strategy to focus resources on the Harley-Davidson brand. Since then, Harley-Davidson has held discussions with various potential MV Agusta buyers.
"MV Agusta is a proud brand and we wish Mr. Castiglioni and the company's employees well," said Harley-Davidson President and Chief Executive Officer Keith Wandell. "Our decision to divest MV Agusta reflects our strategy to focus our efforts and our investment on the Harley-Davidson brand, as we believe this provides an optimal path to long-term growth."