2014

Ford Motor Company Makes Leadership Changes -- John Parker is elected executive vice president of Ford Motor Company -

Asia Pacific and Africa.

-- Michael Bannister, chairman and chief executive officer of Ford Motor

Credit Company, is elected an executive vice president of Ford Motor

Company.

-- Francisco Codina, group vice president, North American Marketing, Sales

and Service, will retire after a 30-year career with Ford.



    DEARBORN, Mich., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford Motor Company President
 and Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally today announced changes to his
 senior leadership team with the elevation of two key executives and the
 retirement of another.
     John Parker, 59, has been elected an executive vice president of Ford
 Motor Company - Asia Pacific and Africa, one of the company's three core
 regional business units. Parker has been leading the region as a group vice
 president, based in Bangkok, Thailand. He will continue to have
 responsibility for all of Ford's operations and partnerships within Asia
 Pacific and Africa, including Mazda. He continues to report to Mulally.
     "John is a tremendous leader delivering solid results in the world's
 fastest growing and most dynamic region," Mulally said. "With John leading
 the way, Ford is poised for fast growth in Asia, as we work together to
 create the products that customers really want and value."
     Mike Bannister, chairman and chief executive officer of Ford Motor
 Credit Company, also has been elected an executive vice president of Ford
 Motor Company. Bannister, 57, will continue to be responsible for all
 operations of Ford Motor Credit worldwide, reporting to Don Leclair,
 executive vice president and chief financial officer.
     "Mike is an exceptional leader with tremendous business and financial
 acumen. He is steering us to ever higher levels of excellence at Ford Motor
 Credit, which remains strategically core to our company's future," Mulally
 said. "Under Mike's continued leadership, Ford Motor Credit is performing
 solidly through reduced costs, improved effectiveness and streamlined
 global operations."
     Francisco Codina, group vice president, North American Marketing Sales
 and Service, has elected to retire after 30 years with Ford Motor Company.
 His retirement is effective Nov. 1. Ford is beginning an immediate search
 for his replacement.
     "Cisco's passion and dedication to Ford will be missed," said Mark
 Fields, executive vice president and president - The Americas. "Under
 Cisco's leadership, we began to stabilize our retail market share, energize
 our dealers, improve the resale value of our vehicles and speak with a more
 confident tone in our marketing."
     Codina joined Ford in 1977 and has served as vice president - Ford
 Customer Service Division, as well as general marketing manager for Ford
 Division, president of Ford of Argentina and a variety of sales and
 marketing assignments throughout the U.S. He was appointed group vice
 president, Marketing, Sales and Service in January 2006.
     Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in
 Dearborn, Mich., manufactures and distributes automobiles in 200 markets
 across six continents. With about 300,000 employees worldwide, the
 company's core and affiliated automotive brands include Aston Martin, Ford,
 Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury and Volvo. Its
 automotive-related service includes Ford Motor Credit Company. For more
 information regarding Ford's products, please visit www.fordvehicles.com.
     Go to http://media.ford.com for news releases and high-resolution
 photographs.
 
 

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