This excerpt taken from the F DEF 14A filed Apr 3, 2009.
Ford Motor Company
One American Road
Dearborn, Michigan 48126-2798
April 3, 2009
Our 2009 annual meeting of shareholders will be held at the Hotel du Pont, 11th and Market Streets, Wilmington, Delaware, on Thursday, May 14, 2009. The annual meeting will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m., Eastern Time. If you plan to attend the meeting, please see the instructions on page 4.
Please read these materials so that youll know what we plan to do at the meeting. Also, please either sign and return the accompanying proxy card in the postage-paid envelope or instruct us by telephone or via the Internet as to how you would like your shares voted. This way, your shares will be voted as you direct even if you cant attend the meeting. Instructions on how to vote your shares by telephone or via the Internet are on the proxy card enclosed with this proxy statement.
William Clay Ford, Jr.
Chairman of the Board
Whether or not you plan to attend the meeting, please provide your proxy by calling the toll-free telephone number, using the Internet, or filling in, signing, dating, and promptly mailing the accompanying proxy card in the enclosed envelope.
This excerpt taken from the F 8-K filed Oct 17, 2008.
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
Registrants telephone number, including area code 313-322-3000
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
Item 1.02. Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement.
Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
Effective October 17, 2008, John R.H. Bond and Jorma Ollila have resigned from Fords Board of Directors. Mr. Bond and Mr. Ollila have significant responsibilities within their own companies in Europe and each has recently added new responsibilities in advising governmental entities during these difficult economic times. Mr. Bond and Mr. Ollila informed the Board of Directors that they believe they could not devote the additional time and international travel that would be required of them as the Company responds to the unprecedented external environment and rapidly changing auto industry.
In addition to his board duties, Mr. Bond served as a member of the Finance Committee of the board and served as a consultant and senior advisor to our Executive Chairman, William Clay Ford, Jr. Mr. Bonds formal paid consultancy arrangement with the Company also terminates on October 17, 2008, although Mr. Bond may continue to act as an advisor to Mr. Ford on an informal, unpaid basis. Mr. Ollila served as a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee of the board.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.