DEARBORN, Mich., April 24, 2012 –The following statement can be attributed to Bob Shanks, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Ford Motor Company:
“We are very pleased with today’s decision by Fitch. It is an important proof point of the continued progress the Ford team is making with our One Ford plan. Moving forward, we will continue to focus on driving profitable growth for all of our stakeholders. In fact, our One Ford plan includes achieving strong investment grade ratings and maintaining investment grade throughout an economic cycle."