In 2013, we achieved one of the best years in our history

The Letter from our
Executive Chairman
The Letter from our
President and CEO
Board of Directors
and Executives
William Clay Ford, Jr.
Executive Chairman
After achieving one of our best years, we are now embarked on one of our most ambitious years...

Ford Motor Company completed one of its best years ever in 2013.

Led by record profits in North America and Asia Pacific Africa, we achieved our fifth year in a row of positive net income. We are now rated investment grade by four of the major credit rating agencies.

Our strong performance enabled us to double the quarterly dividend in 2013, and subsequently raise it by 25 percent in the first quarter of 2014.

After achieving one of our best years, we are now embarked on one of our most ambitious years, building a strong foundation for future growth and profitability.

In 2014 we plan to go further by launching the most vehicles worldwide in a single year in our history. Included in these launches will be all-new versions of two iconic Ford vehicles, Mustang and F-150.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Mustang will be available for the first time in key markets in Europe and Asia. The all-new F-150, part of America's best-selling F-Series lineup, is the toughest, smartest and most capable F-150 ever - setting the standard for the future of trucks.

To support these product launches we are continuing with our largest manufacturing expansion in the last 50 years. We will increase capacity or add production in six of our U.S. assembly plants, and are opening two new plants in Asia, one in South America and one in Europe.

Our focus continues to be on producing vehicles that are best-in-class in quality, environmental impact, safety and innovative technology. The record number of new vehicles we will introduce this year supports our goals of increased global sales and market share, as well as our ongoing commitment to reducing the environmental impact of our vehicles.

Our environmental commitment included the sale of more than 85,000 hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles in the United States in 2013, the first full year all six of our electrified vehicles were available. That represented a sales increase of nearly 150 percent from the prior year.

We also introduced a Ford Fusion Hybrid automated research vehicle with the University of Michigan and State Farm to study autonomous driving and other advanced technologies. This vehicle builds on a decade of automated driving research at Ford and represents a vital step toward our vision for the future of mobility. We are a leader in wireless automotive communication technology, which will make driving safer, ease traffic congestion and sustain the environment.

Our employees around the world are working together to meet the needs of our customers and the issues confronting our world. We have completed one of the most profitable and successful years in our history, and are building a foundation for even greater success in the future. We have a strong leadership team, a great plan and growing momentum. I look forward to progress and profitability for all.

Thank you for your continued support of our efforts.

William Clay Ford, Jr.
Executive Chairman
March 13, 2014


THE 2013

Our fifth year in a row of positive net income

Focused on serving customers around the world


With a full family of vehicles – small, medium and large – cars, utilities and trucks



From the Fiesta and its revolutionary 1.0-liter EcoBoost® engine, to the unveiling of the all-new Ford Mustang, 2013 was a ground-breaking year at Ford.

The automaker’s vehicle lineup already featured one of the most fuel-efficient midsize sedans in the Fusion Hybrid. In 2013, Ford built on that legacy by adding Fusion Energi, a plug-in hybrid.

To keep pace with customer demand for the Fusion – which shares a platform with the Mondeo sold in China – Ford increased production during the summer of 2013.

The 1.0-liter-equipped Fiesta, already a hit in European and Asia Pacific markets, introduced to North American a stylish, fun-to-drive, gas-powered vehicle. The Ford Focus continues to be the best-selling vehicle nameplate in the world, based on Ford’s analysis of the latest Polk global vehicle registration data through the first nine months of 2013.

As the year wound to a close, Ford reminded the world that it remains a leader in performance sports cars when it introduced the all-new Ford Mustang. The company’s iconic pony car is slated to hit showrooms in the fall of 2014. The new Mustang was simultaneously revealed in six cities on four continents. It will be sold in markets around the world, including China – the world's fastest growing major market - and will make a return to the European market.

Delivering profitable growth


The foundation of everything we do is our One Ford plan.


Ford had an outstanding year in 2013, the fourth in a row. The Company’s pre-tax operating profit was among the best in our history and Automotive operating-related cash flow was a record since at least 2001. These full-year results reflect an Automotive sector operating profit that was the highest in more than a decade with record profits in North America and Asia Pacific Africa, about break-even result in South America, and a lower loss in Europe than last year.

Ford Credit was solidly profitable. Volume and revenue grew compared to last year with market share gains in the United States, South America, and in Asia Pacific Africa, which was driven by record market share in China. Retail share was also higher in Europe.

Consistent with our plan to provide regular growing dividends that are sustainable over an economic or business cycle, we doubled the dividend in 2013 and announced an additional 25% increase for the first quarter of 2014.

In addition, four of the major rating agencies that rate us now report Ford and Ford Credit as investment grade.

We have made tremendous progress in recent years by executing the fundamentals of our One Ford plan, and there are significant benefits ahead as we continue to leverage our global assets. We continue to remain confident in our plan and our ability to deliver profitable growth for all.



We will Go Further by remaining a leader in sustainable business practices



Our sustainability strategy and the pursuit of our related goals have enhanced our reputation and contributed to the competitiveness of our products, operations and workforce, and are helping us build social, environmental and financial value.

Ford Motor Company cut CO2 emissions from its global facilities by 37 percent per vehicle produced between 2000 and 2012 and plans for a 30 percent reduction from 2010 to 2025.

To facilitate continued reduction of CO2 emissions from our products, we are implementing a wide range of fuel efficiency technologies, advanced powertrains, and alternative fuel capabilities across our global product portfolio. For example, we now offer six electrified vehicle choices: Fusion Hybrid, C-MAX Hybrid and Lincoln MKZ Hybrid; Fusion Energi and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrids; and Focus Electric.

Ford’s efforts to tackle a myriad of sustainability challenges in a rapidly changing world are not limited to CO2 reduction. We are also focused on global water challenges, safety achievements and other sustainability-related issues including Ford’s Code of Human Rights, Basic Working Conditions and Corporate Responsibility, and the reduction of waste-to-landfill per vehicle.

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