The following is the prepared written statement of Ford Motor Co. chief executive officer Jacques Nasser before the Congressional Hearing on the company’s Firestone tyre replacement action: Good morning Mr. Chairman, Congressman Dingell and members of the committee. I am Jacques Nasser, President and CEO of Ford Motor Company. I am here today to explain the reasons behind our decision to replace 13 million Firestone tyres on Ford vehicles. I am also here to answer any questions the committee may have on the steps we have taken to protect the safety of our customers.