The Chrysler Corporation was an American automobile manufacturer that existed independently from 1925–1998. Chrysler and its subsidiaries became part of the German based DaimlerChrysler AG after merging with Daimler-Benz in 1998. Prior to the merger in 1998, Chrysler Corporation traded under the "C" symbol on the NYSE. The U.S. operations were generally referred to as the "Chrysler Group." Today, Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep are part of Chrylser LLC, part of Cerberus Group.