PARIS, May 23 (Reuters) – Renault and Nissan
are reviewing the ownership structure of their
carmaking alliance but are unlikely to merge into a single
listed entity this year or next, Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn
said on Wednesday.
Speaking at a Bloomberg conference, Ghosn reiterated that
the carmakers were examining ways to consolidate the
Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance and assuage doubts about its
survival after his eventual departure. Renault currently owns
43.4 percent of Nissan, which controls Mitsubishi Motors
Asked whether this could transform the carmakers into a
single listed entity in 2018 or 2019, however, Ghosn answered:
“I don’t think so.” Reuters reported in March that Renault and
Nissan were discussing a deeper tie-up.
(Reporting by Gilles Guillaume and Laurence Frost;
Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta)