VOTING RESULTS FROM FORD MOTOR COMPANY’S 2008 ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS
WILMINGTON, Del., May 8, 2008 ““ A total of 56 people attended Ford Motor Company’s [NYSE: F] 53rd Annual Meeting of Shareholders today at the Hotel du Pont in Wilmington, Delaware.
Preliminary voting results indicate that a total of 1,802,937,729 shares of common stock and 70,852,076 shares of Class B stock were represented at the annual meeting in person or by proxy. These shares represent 90.81 percent of the votes that could be cast.
Each director received at least 2,778,128,087 votes, or 86.22 percent of the votes cast at the meeting. (Proposal 1 in the proxy statement).
Votes on other Proposals:
Proposal 2. Relating to the ratification of the selection of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Ford’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2008.
For: 98.99 percent Against: 1.01 percent Abstain: 0.81 percent
Proposal 3. Relating to approval of the terms of the Company’s Annual Incentive Compensation Plan.
For: 94.89 percent Against: 5.11 percent Abstain: 1.22 percent
Proposal 4. Relating to approval of the Company’s 2008 Long-Term Incentive Plan.
For: 79.13 percent Against: 20.87 percent Abstain: 1.16 percent
Proposal 5. Relating to discontinuing granting stock options to senior executives.
For: 5.74 percent Against: 94.26 percent Abstain: 1.23 percent
Proposal 6. Relating to permitting the minimum percent of holders of commons stock allowed by law to call special shareholder meetings.
For: 18.29 percent Against: 81.71 percent Abstain: 1.32 percent
Proposal 7. Relating to consideration of a recapitalization plan to provide that all of the Company’s outstanding stock have one vote per share.
For: 27.17 percent Against: 72.83 percent Abstain: 2.85 percent
Proposal 8. Relating to the Company issuing a report disclosing policies and procedures related to political contributions.
For: 10.13 percent Against: 89.87 percent Abstain: 9.29 percent
Proposal 9. Relating to the Company adopting comprehensive health care reform principles.
For: 4.61 percent Against: 95.39 percent Abstain: 7.82 percent
Proposal 10. Relating to the Company issuing a report on the effect of the Company’s actions to reduce its impact on global climate change.
For: 3.07 percent Against: 96.93 percent Abstain: 7.68 percent
Proposal 11. Relating to limiting executive compensation until the Company achieves five consecutive years of profitability.
For: 6.58 percent Against: 93.42 percent Abstain: 1.15 percent
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles in 200 markets across six continents. With about 244,000 employees and about 90 plants worldwide, the company’s core and affiliated automotive brands include Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Volvo, Mazda, and until completion of their sale, Jaguar and Land Rover. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford’s products, please visit www.fordvehicles.com.
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