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Stellantis pumps additional $55m into Archer
Archer's goal is to establish a manufacturing facility that can support its planned commercial ramp up by leveraging the expertise of Stellantis as its contract manufacturer.
Archer remains on track to complete construction of its high-volume manufacturing facility in Covington, Georgia later this year.

Archer Aviation has received an additional $55 million investment from Stellantis under the companies' strategic funding agreement following the achievement of its transition flight test milestone last month. This builds on Stellantis' series of open market purchases of 8.3 million shares of Archer's stock in March of this year. During 2023, it invested $110 million in Archer through a combination of open market stock purchases and investments.

“The commitment by Stellantis to Archer has been unrivalled, from its foresight to provide the manufacturing expertise and capital needed to accelerate Archer's business objectives, to the strategic vision and steadfast support from Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares,” adds Archer CEO Adam Goldstein. “Together, we're working to redefine urban transportation, opening new worlds of opportunity for citizens across the globe by providing more efficient access to people, places and events across the regions they live in.”

Archer remains on track to complete construction of its high-volume manufacturing facility in Covington, Georgia later this year. This first phase of the build out is an approximately 350,000sq ft facility on an approximately100 acre site designed to support production of up to 650 aircraft annually, which would make it one of the largest manufacturing facilities by volume in the aircraft industry. Archer's goal with this facility remains to establish a factory that can support its planned commercial ramp up by leveraging the expertise of Stellantis as its contract manufacturer.

“Few things rival the excitement of seeing a dream take flight. I applaud the innovation, expertise and hard work of the engineering and manufacturing teams from Stellantis and Archer,” says Carlos Tavares, Stellantis CEO. “With this additional investment in Archer, we remain on course for a future where freedom of mobility extends beyond today's roads.”

Stellantis has been a strategic partner to Archer since 2020 through various collaboration initiatives and as an investor since 2021. During this time, Archer has leveraged Stellantis' manufacturing, supply chain and design expertise.

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