FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2010 file photo, Ford Motor Co. President and Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally, talks about Ford's progress during the economic recession, at a news conference at the Washington Auto Show in Washington. Mulally is to receive the Edison Achievement Award at a ceremony in New York on Tuesday, April 5, 2011. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)

When Ford made the decision to end production of the Falcon sedan and Territory CUV in Australia, it wasn't a popular move Down Under. The large, four-door Falcon had been in production for 50 years, and while Ford has reaffirmed its commitment to the Australian market, it's understandable that some people still aren't all that crazy about the Blue Oval's decision.

Speaking to CEO Alan Mulally after Ford's Go Further event in Sydney, Australian site Go Auto reports that the decision was not one made lightly, and that the automaker is doing everything possible to respect the Falcon and Territory's "stakeholders." It's an interesting piece that shows a softer side of a corporation, while demonstrating that Ford is doing everything in its power to make the end of production as smooth as possible for all parties.

Head over to Go Auto for the full series of remarks from Mulally, and then let us know what you think of Ford's handling of the Falcon and Territory discontinuations, in Comments.