Ford cuts Rivian stake to about 1%

Feb 10 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co (F.N) has cut its stake in Rivian Automotive Inc (RIVN.O) to 1.15%, as part of a plan to scale down its holdings in the electric-vehicle maker.

Ford, which wrote down the value of its Rivian investment by $7.4 billion in 2022, had said last week that the monetization of its stake in Rivian was "nearly complete". Ford held an 11.4% stake in Rivian at the end of 2021.

Shares of Rivian fell 3.4% in afternoon trade. The stock had a poor run in 2022, losing about 82% of its value as the company reeled from supply chain disruptions and missed its full-year production target of 25,000 units.

Reuters reported last week that Rivian was planning to lay off 6% of its staff amid falling cash reserves.

Ford's updated stake in the company was disclosed in a Wednesday filing.

Rivian declined to comment on Ford's stake sale.

Reporting by Priyamvada C and Akash Sriram in Bengaluru; Editing by Dhanya Ann Thoppil and Anil D'Silva

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