Ford Accelerates Transformation Plan With Small Car Offensive, Manufacturing Realignment

-- Adverse effects from the bankruptcy or insolvency of, change in ownership or control of, or alliances entered into by a major competitor;

-- Economic distress of suppliers that has in the past and may in the future require us to provide financial support or take other measures to ensure supplies of components or materials;

-- Labor or other constraints on our ability to restructure our business;

-- Work stoppages at Ford or supplier facilities or other interruptions of supplies;

-- Single-source supply of components or materials;

-- Substantial pension, postretirement health care and life insurance liabilities impairing our liquidity or financial condition;

-- Inability to implement Retiree Health Care Settlement Agreement with UAW to fund and discharge retiree health care obligations because of failure to obtain court approval or otherwise;

-- Worse-than-assumed economic and demographic experience for our postretirement benefit plans (e.g., discount rates, investment returns, and health care cost trends);

-- The discovery of defects in vehicles resulting in delays in new model launches, recall campaigns or increased warranty costs;

-- Increased safety, emissions (e.g., CO2), fuel economy, or other regulation resulting in higher costs, cash expenditures, and/or sales restrictions;

-- Unusual or significant litigation or governmental investigations arising out of alleged defects in our products or otherwise;

-- A change in our requirements for parts or materials where we have entered into long-term supply arrangements that commit us to purchase minimum or fixed quantities of certain parts or materials, or to pay a minimum amount to the seller ("take-or-pay" contracts);

-- Adverse effects on our results from a decrease in or cessation of government incentives;

-- Adverse effects on our operations resulting from certain geo-political or other events;

-- Substantial negative Automotive operating-related cash flows for the near- to medium-term affecting our ability to meet our obligations, invest in our business or refinance our debt;

-- Substantial levels of Automotive indebtedness adversely affecting our financial condition or preventing us from fulfilling our debt obligations (which may grow because we are able to incur substantially more debt, including additional secured debt);

-- Inability of Ford Credit to access debt or securitization markets around the world at competitive rates or in sufficient amounts due to additional credit rating downgrades, market volatility, market disruption or otherwise;

-- Higher-than-expected credit losses;

-- Increased competition from banks or other financial institutions seeking to increase their share of financing Ford vehicles;

-- Changes in interest rates;

-- Collection and servicing problems related to finance receivables and net investment in operating leases;

-- Lower-than-anticipated residual values or higher-than-expected return volumes for leased vehicles; and

-- New or increased credit, consumer or data protection or other regulations resulting in higher costs and/or additional financing restrictions.

We cannot be certain that any expectation, forecast or assumption made by management in preparing forward-looking statements will prove accurate, or that any projection will be realized. It is to be expected that there may be differences between projected and actual results. Our forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of their initial issuance, and we do not undertake any obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. For additional discussion of these risks, see "Item 1A. Risk Factors" in our 2007 Form 10-K Report.

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 229,000 employees and about 90 plants worldwide, the company's core and affiliated automotive brands include Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Volvo and Mazda. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford's products, please visit www.ford.com.

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