|COLOGNE, GERMANY - Ford-Werke AG has joined the German
"Remembrance, Responsibility and the Future Foundation."
contribution is intended to demonstrate Ford-Werke AG's support of this humanitarian
initiative to benefit former forced laborers during the NS period. While the precise
amount of the contribution has not been finalized, it is anticipated that it will be in
the DM 26 million range, in accordance with the Foundation's giving guidelines. Ford-Werke
AG wants to make a humanitarian contribution to help former forced laborers who are still
alive and others who suffered particular hardship during the NS regime.
(March 28, 2000)