IR Resources

FAQs

How can I buy stock and invest in Ford Motor Company?

About purchasing Ford stock:

  • Our shareholder services and transfer agent is Computershare Trust Company, N.A., which offers a stock purchase program for people wishing to purchase or sell Ford Motor Company Common Stock.
  • This plan is available to both present shareholders of record as well as investors wishing to make an initial purchase of Ford Motor Company Common Stock.

To enroll with Computershare and get information about purchasing Ford stock, visit their site or contact them by phone or email below.

Learn more about buying Ford stock through the Computershare website.

Contact Computershare:
Telephone: (800) 279-1237 (U.S. and Canada)
(781) 575-2732 (International)
Email: fordteam@computershare.com

Disclaimer:
By clicking on the link above, the viewer understands this communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful. Further, by clicking on this link, the viewer understands that he or she will exit the Ford Motor Company site and enter a site of Computershare Trust Company, N.A. or its vendor.

The DirectSERVICE Investment and Stock Purchase Program is offered and administered by Computershare Trust Company, N.A. This Program is not sponsored or administered by Ford Motor Company. The hypertext links to information about the DirectSERVICE Investment and Stock Purchase Program are maintained by Computershare Trust Company, N.A., and Ford Motor Company is not responsible for that site's content.

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How do I find historical stock price information?

Visit our Stock Information page for information on stock performance, historical stock prices, splits and spinoffs, and historical dividends.

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Does your stock ticker display real-time quotes?

Stock price information in our investor section is subject to a minimum 15 minute delay.

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What do I do if I misplaced or lost my Ford Stock certificate?

Stock certificates are negotiable documents. They should always be kept in a secure place such as a safe deposit box or vault.

Computershare Trust Company, N.A. offers free safekeeping for Ford Motor Company common stock certificates.

If you have lost one or more of your stock certificates, contact Computershare, our shareholder services and transfer agent, for replacement instructions. In response to your request, Computershare will provide you with an Affidavit of Loss and Indemnity Agreement, which you must complete and return.

In most cases, you must pay a replacement fee of $50 and a surety bond fee of 3% of the market value of the shares represented by the lost certificates on the date you reported the loss to Computershare. For this reason, you are encouraged to ensure the misplacement of your certificates before reporting them lost.

Computershare is ready to assist you with all your Ford Motor Company certificate needs.

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What is the difference between a shareholder of record and a "street name" holder?

If your shares are registered directly in your name with Computershare Trust Company, N.A., the Company’s stock transfer agent, you are considered the shareholder of record with respect to those shares.

If your shares are held in a stock brokerage account or by a bank or other nominee, you are considered the beneficial owner of these shares, and your shares are held in “street name.”

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How do I know if I received all of my dividend/distribution checks?

If you've lost a dividend/distribution check or would like to make sure you've received and cashed all of your dividend/distribution checks, contact Computershare Trust Company, N.A. for a status of your account. When making your request for a replacement check, be aware that the original check will become voided immediately upon the issuance of the replacement check. Therefore, if you find the original check the next day, do not attempt to cash it or deposit it as it will not be honored, and you may incur a "returned check" fee charged by your bank.

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What documents do I need for tax reporting?

Shareholders "of record" on Ford Motor Company's registered shareholder list will receive tax reporting information from Computershare Trust Company, N.A. Each shareholder should consult a tax advisor to determine the correct tax liability each year. Below are some facts, to keep in mind, when completing your tax forms: Each shareholder, with shares in a brokerage or trust company account, will receive their tax reporting information from the account custodian. If changes are needed in withholding or tax reporting, the account custodian must be notified.

Computershare prepares and mails United States Internal Revenue Service Forms 1099DIV, and 1042S, annually, before January 31, covering activity for the preceding tax year. Generally the Form 1099DIV is attached to the fourth quarter dividend check or Dividend Investment and Stock Purchase Plan statement; the 1042S's are mailed separately. If you sold any of your Ford Motor Company common shares between January and the end of December, you will receive a 1099B for the proceeds you received on or before February 15th.

U.S. shareholders, not wanting tax withheld from their dividends or sales, should file a United States Internal Revenue Service Form W-9 with Computershare.

Shareholders outside the U.S. should file a United States Internal Revenue Service Form W-8 with Computershare to make sure their withholding is calculated at the correct rate.

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Who do I contact regarding my Ford shares?

If you are a registered shareholder who holds their shares directly with the company, you need to contact Ford's transfer agent:

Ford Shareholder Services Group
Computershare Trust Company

Correspondence should be mailed to:
Computershare
P.O. Box 505000
Louisville, KY 40233

Overnight correspondence should be sent to:
Computershare
462 South 4th Street, Suite 1600
Louisville, KY 40202

Telephone: (800) 279-1237 (U.S. and Canada)
(781) 575-2732 (International)
Email: fordteam@computershare.com

If you hold your shares through an outside broker, you would need to contact them directly.

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What is Ford Interest Advantage and how can I invest in it?

Please visit the following site to learn more –

Learn more about Ford Interest Advantage through Ford Credit.

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How can I buy Ford Credit Asset-Backed Securities?

Please visit the following site to learn more –

Learn more about asset-backed securities through Ford Credit.

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Where can I find out the date and time of the next quarterly financial earnings results?

The date and time for the 2017 First, Second, and Third Quarter financial results can be found at the News and Events page.

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Where can I find Ford's monthly sales results?

U.S. monthly sales results are typically released during the first few days after the conclusion of each month. A monthly U.S. sales webcast is available online and scheduling information is listed in our News and Events page once announced. Sales results from the U.S., Europe and China are released when available on our Financials page.

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How can I get a printed copy of your annual report and other key documents?

You can request a printed copy of the Annual Report, 10-K, proxy statement and other literature from our IR Resources page. You can also download most of the materials directly from our website from our Financials page online.

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Where can I see Ford's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission?

Visit our SEC Filings page to see the filings.

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When is the Annual Meeting of Shareholders?

The 2017 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held as a virtual-only meeting on May 11, 2017. A notice of the meeting and instructions for participation and voting will be mailed to shareholders in advance.

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How can I participate in the Virtual Annual Meeting?

This year our annual meeting will be a completely virtual meeting. There will be no physical meeting location. The meeting will only be conducted via live webcast.

To participate in the virtual meeting, visit www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/FORD and enter the 16-digit control number included on your notice of Internet availability of the proxy materials, on your proxy card, or on the instructions that accompanied your proxy materials. You may begin to log into the meeting platform beginning at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time (‘‘EDT’’) on May 11, 2017. The meeting will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. EDT on May 11, 2017.

If you wish to submit a question, you may do so in two ways. If you want to ask a question before the meeting, then beginning at 8:30 a.m. EDT on May 8, 2017 and until 11:59 p.m. EDT on May 10, 2017, you may log into www.proxyvote.com and enter your 16-digit control number. Once past the login screen, click on ‘‘Questions for Management,’’ type in your question, and click ‘‘Submit.’’ Alternatively, if you want to submit your question during the meeting, log into the virtual meeting platform at www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/FORD, type your question into the ‘‘Ask a Question’’ field, and click ‘‘Submit.’’

Questions pertinent to meeting matters will be answered during the meeting, subject to time constraints. Questions regarding personal matters, including those related to employment, product or service issues, or suggestions for product innovations, are not pertinent to meeting matters and therefore will not be answered. Any questions pertinent to meeting matters that cannot be answered during the meeting due to time constraints will be posted online and answered at www.shareholder.ford.com. The questions and answers will be available as soon as practical after the meeting and will remain available until one week after posting.

If you encounter any technical problems with the virtual meeting platform on the meeting day, please call 855-449-0991 (Toll Free) or 720-378-5962 (International Toll). Technical support will be available starting at 8:00 a.m. EDT on May 11, 2017 and will remain available until thirty minutes after the meeting has finished.

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Can I submit a product suggestion to the investor team?

Please confine any questions to the investor team to issues surrounding Ford stock, investment opportunities and shareholder-related matters. For product suggestions, use the General Product Suggestion page to submit an idea. For other product-related matters, please contact Ford Motor Company using the Contact Us page.

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Where can I view Ford’s Annual Report and Proxy Statement?

Ford’s Annual Report and Proxy Statement are available at the Financials page.

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How can I contact you if I have questions?

Visit our Contact Us page to find phone numbers, address information, or to send us a message online.

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Can I submit a product suggestion to the investor team?

Please confine any questions to the investor team to issues surrounding Ford stock, investment opportunities and shareholder-related matters. For product suggestions, use the General Product Suggestion page to submit an idea. For other product-related matters, please contact Ford Motor Company using the Contact Us page.

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