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FORD ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS

 FORD ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS
 DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- L. Lindsey Halstead, vice


president of Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) and chairman of the board of Ford of Europe, Inc., has announced his intention to retire, effective Jan. 1, 1993, after a 40-year career with Ford Motor Company.
 Jacques A. Nasser is designated chairman-elect of the board of Ford of Europe, Inc., effective immediately, reporting to Mr. Halstead. Mr. Nasser also has been elected a Ford Motor Company vice president, effective Jan. 1. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Nasser was president and chief executive officer, Ford Motor Company of Australia, Limited.
 John H. Ogden has been elected president and chief executive officer, Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited, succeeding Mr. Nasser. Mr. Ogden has been director, Car Programs for Ford Motor Company's North American Automotive Operations.
 "Lynn Halstead has made many significant contributions to each of the four major automotive operations of Ford Motor Company during his long and successful career," said Harold A. Poling, chairman and chief executive officer, Ford Motor Company. "We will miss the experience and insight that he has brought to the company from his years in our Latin American, Asia Pacific, European and North American Automotive Operations."
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 /NOTE TO EDITORS: Brief biographies follow:
 L. LINDSEY HALSTEAD -- Mr. Halstead, 62, was born in Wellston, Mich., and graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Michigan. He joined Ford in 1952, was named parts and accessories controller for Ford of Canada in 1961, International Division manufacturing cost supervisor in 1963, Finance Staff supervisor of European financial analysis in 1965, finance manager for Ford of Argentina in 1966, and finance director for Ford of Brazil in 1969.
 He returned to the United States as Ford Division controller in 1971 and became supply and distribution manager for Ford Parts and Service Division in 1973. He was named general manager of Ford of Mexico in 1975 and director-president of Ford Brazil in 1979. Mr. Halstead was elected a company vice president in 1982 and appointed vice president - Latin American Automotive Operations. He became vice president - Asia- Pacific and Latin American Automotive Operations in 1984 and assumed his present position in 1989.
 JACQUES A. NASSER -- Mr. Nasser, 44, began his Ford career in Australia in 1968, after graduating with honors in business studies from Australia's Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Mr. Nasser worked as a financial analyst at Ford of Australia before taking his first foreign service assignment.
 In 1973, he was transferred to the United States where he worked in several positions with Ford's North American Truck Operations and the company's Finance Staff. He returned to Australia as manager - profit analysis, later becoming manager of the product programming and timing area.
 During the past 14 years, Mr. Nasser has worked in Ford's international automotive operations in a variety of capacities. International assignments in the late 1970s and early 1980s included executive positions with Ford's Asia-Pacific and Latin American operations, and in the International Automotive Operations based at Ford's world headquarters in Dearborn.
 He was finance director of Ford Argentina in 1985 and 1986, and in 1987, was appointed the first director - vice president, Finance and Administration, for Autolatina -- the joint venture manufacturing and credit company formed by Ford and Volkswagen in Brazil and Argentina in July 1987. He returned to Australia to assume his present position in 1989.
 JOHN H. OGDEN -- Mr. Ogden, 51, graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 1963 and a master's degree in business administration in 1965.
 He joined the Purchasing staff of Ford Motor Company in 1965 and served in a variety of light truck product planning positions in the mid-1970s before being named director of the Purchasing Policy and Planning Office in 1978.
 In 1985, Mr. Ogden became director of Business Planning and Manufacturing Strategies for Ford's North American Manufacturing Operations.
 He was appointed managing director - Ford of Mexico in 1986. Mr. Ogden returned to the United States in 1988 to assume his present position as director, Car Programs for Ford's North American Operations.
 CONTACT: Judith Muhlberg or Ken Brown of Ford, 313-322-4466 or 313-322-9214/
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