UPDATE 1-Ford to wind down finance businesses in Argentina, Brazil

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June 28 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said on Monday its financial services arm, Ford Credit, would wind down operations in Brazil and Argentina and take a non-cash charge of up to $375 million.

Ford said it expects most of these losses, which include $365 million related to foreign currency, to be recognized in 2021, though the timing for the completion of the shutdown is uncertain. (

The company said it would pay about $10 million in cash for employee separations.

Earlier this month, media reports said Ford would pay roughly 2.5 billion reais ($495 million) to the state of Bahia after deciding to close its plants in Brazil. (Reporting by Shreyasee Raj; Editing by Ramakrishnan M.)