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Investing in Ford

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How can I buy stock and invest in Ford Motor Company?

About purchasing Ford stock:
- Our shareholder services and transfer agent is Computershare Trust Company, N.A. (formerly EquiServe), which offers a stock purchase program for people wishing to purchase or sell Ford Motor Company Common Stock.
- This plan is available to both present shareholders of record as well as investors wishing to make an initial purchase of Ford Motor Company Common Stock.

To enroll with Computershare and get information about purchasing Ford stock, visit their site or contact them by phone or email below.
Learn more about buying Ford stock through the Computershare website.

Contact Computershare:
Telephone: (800) 279-1237 (U.S. and Canada)
(781) 575-2732 (International)
Email: fordteam@computershare.com

Disclaimer:
By clicking on the link above, the viewer understands this communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful. Further, by clicking on this link, the viewer understands that he or she will exit the Ford Motor Company site and enter a site of Computershare Trust Company, N.A. or its vendor.

The DirectSERVICE Investment and Stock Purchase Program is offered and administered by Computershare Trust Company, N.A. (formerly EquiServe). This Program is not sponsored or administered by Ford Motor Company. The hypertext links to information about the DirectSERVICE Investment and Stock Purchase Program are maintained by Computershare Trust Company, N.A., and Ford Motor Company is not responsible for that site's content.

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How do I find historical stock price information?

Visit our Stock Info and Tools page for information on stock performance, historical stock prices, splits and spinoffs, and historical dividends.

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Does your stock ticker display real-time quotes?

Stock price information in our investor section is subject to a minimum 30 minute delay.

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What do I do if I misplaced or lost my Ford Stock certificate?

Stock certificates are negotiable documents. They should always be kept in a secure place such as a safe deposit box or vault.

Computershare Trust Company, N.A. (formerly EquiServe) offers free safekeeping for Ford Motor Company common stock certificates.

If you have lost one or more of your stock certificates, contact Computershare, our shareholder services and transfer agent, for replacement instructions. In response to your request, Computershare will provide you with an Affidavit of Loss and Indemnity Agreement, which you must complete and return.

In most cases, you must pay a replacement fee of $50 and a surety bond fee of 2% of the market value of the shares represented by the lost certificates on the date you reported the loss to Computershare. For this reason, you are encouraged to ensure the misplacement of your certificates before reporting them lost.

Computershare is ready to assist you with all your Ford Motor Company certificate needs.

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What is the difference between a shareholder of record and a "street name" holder?

If your shares are registered directly in your name with Computershare Trust Company, N.A., the Company’s stock transfer agent, you are considered the shareholder of record with respect to those shares.

If your shares are held in a stock brokerage account or by a bank or other nominee, you are considered the beneficial owner of these shares, and your shares are held in “street name.”

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How do I know if I received all of my dividend/distribution checks?

If you've lost a dividend/distribution check or would like to make sure you've received and cashed all of your dividend/distribution checks, contact Computershare Trust Company, N.A. (formerly EquiServe) for a status of your account. When making your request for a replacement check, be aware that the original check will become voided immediately upon the issuance of the replacement check. Therefore, if you find the original check the next day, do not attempt to cash it or deposit it as it will not be honored, and you may incur a "returned check" fee charged by your bank.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All checks issued by Ford's prior shareholder services agent, Chase Mellon Shareholder Services, formerly Chemical Mellon Shareholder Services or Chemical Bank, are no longer valid. Persons still holding Chase/Chemical checks should contact Computershare for replacement check(s).

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What documents do I need for tax reporting?

Shareholders "of record" on Ford Motor Company's registered shareholder list will receive tax reporting information from Computershare Trust Company, N.A. (formerly EquiServe). Each shareholder should consult a tax advisor to determine the correct tax liability each year. Below are some facts, to keep in mind, when completing your tax forms: Each shareholder, with shares in a brokerage or trust company account, will receive their tax reporting information from the account custodian. If changes are needed in withholding or tax reporting, the account custodian must be notified.

Computershare prepares and mails United States Internal Revenue Service Forms 1099DIV, 1099OID, 1099B, and 1042S, annually, before January 31, covering activity for the preceding tax year. Generally the Form 1099DIV or 1099OID is attached to the fourth quarter dividend check or Dividend Investment and Stock Purchase Plan statement; the 1042S's and 1099B's are mailed separately.

U.S. shareholders, not wanting tax withheld from their dividends, should file a United States Internal Revenue Service Form W-9 with Computershare.

Shareholders outside the U.S. should file a United States Internal Revenue Service Form W-8 with Computershare to make sure their withholding is calculated at the correct rate.

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Who do I contact regarding my Ford shares?

If you are a registered shareholder who holds their shares directly with the company, you need to contact Ford's transfer agent:

Ford Shareholder Services Group
Computershare Trust Company
P.O. Box 43087
Providence, Rhode Island 02940-3087

Telephone: (800) 279-1237 (U.S. and Canada)
(781) 575-2732 (International)
fordteam@computershare.com

If you hold your shares through an outside broker, you would need to contact them directly.

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What is Ford Interest Advantage and how can I invest in it?

The Ford Interest Advantage is a demand note program offered by Ford Credit Company, LLC and is an investment in Ford Credit’s unsecured debt. It is not an investment in Ford Motor Company.

Some of the benefits for Ford Interest Advantage include:

- Easy and convenient online access to manage your investment
- Electronic statements, alerts, and bill pay  
- Free checks and unlimited check writing over $250
- Immediate access to your money
- Invest checks using Remote Investment Capture from the FIA mobile APP
- Minimum balance requirement of just $1,000

The Notes issued under the Ford Interest Advantage Program are unsecured debt obligations of Ford Credit Company LLC. They are not insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, they are not guaranteed by Ford Motor Company, and they do not constitute a bank account. Ford Interest Advantage is not a money market mutual fund. As investments in the debt of one company (Ford Credit), the Notes do not meet the diversification or investment quality standards for money market funds set forth in the Investment Company Act of 1940.

The Notes available through Ford Interest Advantage are issued by Ford Motor Credit Company and are offered only in the United States. This Web site does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to invest in the Notes in any jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation is not authorized, or to any person to whom it is unlawful to make such offer or solicitation in any such jurisdiction. U.S citizens and resident aliens with U.S. Taxpayer ID (e.g. Social Security number) may apply.

Ford Credit has filed a registration statement (including a prospectus) with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the offering of Ford Interest Advantage Notes. An investor should read the prospectus in the Registration Statement and the other documents Ford Credit has filed with the SEC for more complete information about Ford Credit and the Ford Interest Advantage Note program. The documents may be obtained free of charge through EDGAR on SEC website. Alternatively, Ford Credit will send you a prospectus upon request by calling 1-800-462-2614. 

Learn more about Ford Interest Advantage through Ford Credit

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How can I buy Ford Credit Asset-Backed Securities?

Ford Motor Credit Company has participated in the securitization market since 1988. Automobile finance receivables are one of the largest classes of securitized assets and we are regularly one of the largest securitizers of automobile finance receivables. Our securitization programs are diversified among asset classes and markets.

We securitize retail installment sale contracts, wholesale receivables and interests in operating leases and the related vehicles. If you are an institutional or corporate investor, we invite you to learn more about these asset-backed securities.

Learn more about asset-backed securities through Ford Credit  

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SEC Filings and Financial Reports

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Which firms cover Ford Motor Company's financial performance?

The firms and analysts below currently follow Ford Motor Company. However, this list is not necessarily complete and it is subject to change as first add or remove Ford coverage.

Please note that any opinions, estimates or forecasts regarding Ford's performance made by the analysts at these firms are theirs alone and do not represent opinions, forecasts or predictions of Ford Motor Company or its management. Ford does not by listing these firms imply its endorsement of or concurrence with such information, conclusions or recommendations.

Argus Research William Selesky
Barclays Brian Johnson
BAS-ML John Murphy
Buckingham Joseph Amaturo
Citigroup Itay Michaeli
CLSA Emmanuel Rosner
Craig Hallum Steven Dyer
Credit Suisse Dan Galves
Deutsche Bank Rod Lache
Goldman Sachs Pat Archambault
ISI Group George Galliers
JP Morgan Ryan Brinkman
KeyBanc Brett Hoselton
Morgan Stanley Adam Jonas
Morningstar David Whiston
RBC Joseph Spak
Sterne Agee Mike Ward
Stifel Nicolaus Jamie Albertine
Susquehanna Matthew Stover
Tigress Ivan Feinseth
UBS Colin Langan

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Where can I find out the date and time of the next quarterly financial earnings results?

Typically we will announce the date in a press release about two weeks in advance of the earnings conference call. It will be posted on our Investor Events page once announced.

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Where can I find Ford's monthly sales results?

U.S. monthly sales results are typically released during the first few days after the conclusion of each month. A monthly U.S. sales webcast is available online and scheduling information is listed in our Investor Events & Calendar page once announced. Sales results from Europe, Asia and other regions of the world are released when available via our media website.

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How can I get a printed copy of your annual report and other key documents?

You can request a printed copy of the Annual Report, 10-K, proxy statement and other literature from our Literature Request page. You can also download most of the materials directly from our website from our Reports and Financial Information page online.

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Where can I see Ford's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission?

Visit our U.S. SEC EDGAR Filings page to see the filings.

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Annual Shareholder Meeting

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When is the Annual Meeting of Shareholders?

Ford’s Annual Meeting will be conducted on Thursday, May 14 2015 in Wilmington, Delaware

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How can I attend the Annual Meeting of Shareholders?

If you are a shareholder of record and you plan to attend the annual meeting, please let us know by indicating so when you vote your shares.

For registered shareholders who receive a Proxy card in the mail, please tear off the top portion where indicated and bring it with you to the meeting. For registered shareholders who receive a Notice of Annual Meeting and vote their shares via the Internet, please print your ticket from the voting website.

If you are a “street name” shareholder who holds their shares through an outside broker, please tell your broker or nominee that you’re planning to attend the meeting and would like a “legal proxy.” Then simply bring the legal proxy form to the meeting, and we’ll issue you a ticket at the door.

Each shareholder is entitled to bring one guest, and you will each be asked to present valid government-issued picture identification, such as a driver’s license or passport, before being admitted to the meeting. Cameras, recording devices, and other electronic devices will not be permitted at the meeting, and attendees will be subject to security inspections. We encourage you to leave any such items at home. We will not be responsible for any items checked at the door.

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Can I submit a product suggestion to the investor team?

Please confine any questions to the investor team to issues surrounding Ford stock, investment opportunities and shareholder-related matters. For other matters, please contact Ford Motor Company via one of the other links below:

- To submit a general suggestion or concern about your vehicle, visit our Contact Ford page.

- To suggest general ideas to make Ford better visit our Your Ideas page on our Ford Story website.

- If you have an unsolicited idea you'd like to submit to Ford that involves patented or patentable works, visit our Ford New Ideas website to review the submission process.

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What does the Ford’s Proxy Statement Outline?

Ford’s Proxy Statement outlines three company and two shareholder proposals, as well as compensation for this year’s Named Executive Officers

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Where can I view Ford’s Annual Report and Proxy Statement?

Ford’s Annual Report and Proxy Statement are available online at:
Proxy Statement
Annual Report Website
Annual Report

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Investor Contacts

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How can I contact you if I have questions?

Visit our Investors Contacts page to find phone numbers, address information, or to send us a message online.

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Can I submit a product suggestion to the investor team?

Please confine any questions to the investor team to issues surrounding Ford stock, investment opportunities and shareholder-related matters. For other matters, please contact Ford Motor Company via one of the other links below:

- To submit a general suggestion or concern about your vehicle, visit our Contact Ford page.

- To suggest general ideas to make Ford better visit our Your Ideas page on our Ford Story website.

- If you have an unsolicited idea you'd like to submit to Ford that involves patented or patentable works, visit our Ford New Ideas website to review the submission process.

 

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