Chrysler Corp. remained two banks shy Friday of the unanimous consent it needed to extend a crucial $6.8 billion credit line for its finance subsidiary.
All 152 of the company's lenders must approve the two-year extension, which takes the form of an amendment to Chrysler Financial Corp.'s existing credit agreement, expiring next year.
The identity of the two holdouts couldn't be learned.
Greenspan Aid Sought?
On Friday, The New York Times reported that Chrysler had asked Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan to intercede with German central bankers, in order to get a recalcitrant German lender on board the extended credit agreement.
A Chrysler spokesman would neither confirm nor deny that report.