Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich., contributed $100 million to its worldwide pension funds in the third quarter and a total of $800 million for the nine months ended Sept. 30, according to the company’s earnings statement.
In its 2008 annual 10-K report, filed at the end of February, Ford announced that its contributions to all its defined benefit plans would total $1.5 billion, down from $1.7 billion in 2008.
Ford spokesman Bill Collins did not return a call seeking further information about the pension contributions.
Ford’s worldwide pension funds totaled $52.8 billion as of Dec. 31, the most recent date available; U.S. plan assets totaled $37.4 billion and non-U.S. plans, $15.4 billion, according to Ford’s financial statements.
Ford does not break out contributions to its U.S. and non-U.S. plans in its financial statements.