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Monday 18 October, 2004

Ford Motor Company

Executive Appointments

Ford Motor Co
18 October 2004



FORD MOTOR COMPANY ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS


• Ann Marie Petach, currently an assistant treasurer of the company, is elected 
  vice president and treasurer, succeeding Malcolm S. Macdonald, who is 
  appointed vice president of Finance, effective Nov. 1. 
• Effective Nov. 1, Peter Daniel, currently controller, The Americas, is elected 
  vice president and chief operating officer, Ford Asia-Pacific and Africa. He 
  will report to Mark Schulz, executive vice president, Ford Motor Company and 
  president, Asia-Pacific and Africa.


DEARBORN, Mich., October 18, 2004 - Ford Motor Company announced today executive 
appointments to its corporate staff and its Asia-Pacific and Africa operations.


Effective Nov. 1, Ann Marie Petach, currently an assistant treasurer of the
company, is elected vice president and treasurer, Petach, who has served in
Finance staff and management positions in the U.S., Brazil and Portugal, ranging
from profit analysis to financial planning to global banking, has been with Ford
for 20 years. She will report to Malcolm (Mac) Macdonald, who is appointed vice
president of Finance, effective Nov. 1. Macdonald, most recently the company's
treasurer, will continue to oversee the Treasurer's Office in his new role, as
well as Business Development and divestitures. He also will continue to report
to Don Leclair, a group vice president of the company and chief financial
officer.


'Over the past 20 years, Ann Marie has distinguished herself as a true leader
within our Finance and Treasury organizations,' Leclair said. 'We look forward
to the contributions she'll make in her new role, as well as to Mac's continued
leadership.'


Separately, the company announced the appointment of Peter Daniel as vice
president and chief operating officer for Ford's Asia-Pacific and Africa
operations, effective Nov. 1. Daniel, currently controller, The Americas, joined
Ford in 1971. He has held numerous international positions in Finance, including
assignments with Ford's operations in South America and Asia-Pacific. His roles
in Asia-Pacific have included Taiwan, Australia and Malaysia. In his new
position, Daniel will have direct day-to-day responsibility for Ford's
activities in the ASEAN, Australia, New Zealand, India and Africa markets. He
will report to Mark Schulz, executive vice president, Ford Motor Company and
president, Asia-Pacific and Africa.

'Peter has had an extremely distinguished career at Ford Motor Company. His
leadership and experience in some of the major markets of Ford's Asia-Pacific
and Africa operations will afford me the opportunity to dedicate more time to
our activities in China and with Mazda,' said Schulz.


Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn,
Mich., manufactures and distributes automobiles in 200 markets across six
continents. With more than 327,000 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 services include Ford
Credit, Quality Care and Hertz, Ford Motor Company celebrated its 100th
anniversary on June 16, 2003.





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