- Ford publishes 2013 Annual Report and releases details for its Annual Meeting, which will be conducted Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Wilmington, Del.
- Annual Report outlines Ford’s continued profitability – with 2013 one of the company’s best years ever – and shareholder returns over the past five years that have exceeded the average total shareholder returns of the S&P 500
- Ford continues its leadership in environmental preservation with Annual Report using paper made from recycled fiber and encouraging shareholders to receive the report electronically
- Proxy statement outlines four company and two shareholder proposals, as well as compensation for this year’s Named Executive Officers
Ford Motor Company [NYSE: F] today published its 2013 Annual Report and filed its proxy statement for the 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
The proxy announces details about the company’s Annual Meeting, which is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. EDT Thursday, May 8 at Hotel du Pont, 11th and Market Streets, Wilmington, Del.
In addition to strong financial performance, the Annual Report details how Ford delivered on its growth strategy in 2013, including:
- Earned $8.6 billion in pre-tax operating profit, one of the best full-year pre-tax operating profits in company history, and $7.2 billion in net income
- Posted record Automotive operating-related cash flow of $6.1 billion, since at least 2001 Earned record-setting pre-tax profit of $8.8 billion in North America and $425 million in Asia Pacific Africa, since at least 2000, and record market share in Asia Pacific Africa, driven by record sales and market share in China
- Created 11,000 jobs and paid record profit-sharing to eligible U.S. hourly employees
- Launched 11 all-new or significantly refreshed vehicles globally
- Increased wholesale volumes by 12 percent and Automotive revenue by 10 percent, compared to 2012
- Announced plans to launch 17 vehicles during the next two years in new Middle East & Africa business unit to accelerate growth in that region
- Accelerated European product launch plans to at least 25 vehicles in five years
- Continued largest and fastest manufacturing expansion in more than 50 years, opening two new plants and announcing plans to bring two new global products to China
- Doubled the quarterly dividend to 10 cents per share and increased the dividend rate by another 25 percent to 12.5 cents per share for first-quarter 2014
Included in the proxy statement are four company and two shareholder proposals for consideration by shareholders. Details of compensation for the company’s Named Executive Officers also are outlined.
The amounts shown in the proxy’s Summary Compensation Table for stock and option awards represent the grant date value of the awards under applicable accounting rules – not the actual compensation received. Total 2013 compensation for Ford’s Named Executive Officers is:
- Alan Mulally, president and CEO, earned $2,000,000 in salary and $5,880,000 in cash bonus in 2013. His total listed compensation in 2013 – including the grant date value of long-term stock options and other performance-based equity awards – was $23,204,534
- Bill Ford, executive chairman, earned $2,000,000 in salary and $1,680,000 in cash bonus in 2013. His total listed compensation – including the grant date value of long-term stock options and other performance-based equity awards – was $11,955,829
- Mark Fields, chief operating officer, earned $1,537,500 in salary and $3,600,000 in cash bonus in 2013. His total listed compensation – including the grant date value of long-term stock options and other performance-based equity awards – was $10,170,578
- Joe Hinrichs, executive vice president and president, The Americas, earned $853,750 in salary and $1,090,000 in cash bonus in 2013. His total listed compensation – including the grant date value of long-term stock options and other performance-based equity awards – was $4,409,949
- Bob Shanks, executive vice president and chief financial officer, earned $772,500 in salary and $875,000 in cash bonus in 2013. His total listed compensation – including the grant date value of long-term stock options and other performance-based equity awards – was $4,089,621
The proxy statement and Annual Report are available online at Ford’s investor website. Annual Report contents, proxy statement and supporting envelopes and documents all are printed in the United States on paper containing 10 percent post-consumer recycled fiber and certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. In addition, Ford offers registered shareholders the opportunity to receive proxy material electronically by registering online with www.eTree.com/Ford. For each registered shareholder who signs up for electronic delivery of proxy materials, a tree will be planted on that person’s behalf.
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 181,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit corporate.ford.com