General Cable Corporation today announced that it has completed the sale of its North American automotive ignition wire business to Standard Motor Products, Inc. (NYSE: SMP) for cash consideration of approximately $71 million, subject to customary post-closing adjustments. Proceeds will be used to reduce outstanding borrowings.

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