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Stockholder Meeting to Be Held on February 22, 2017.


MOLINE, IL 61265

Meeting Information
Meeting Type: Annual
For holders as of:      December 30, 2016
Date:     February 22, 2017     Time:     10:00 a.m. CST
Location: Deere & Company World Headquarters
One John Deere Place
Moline, IL 61265

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Voting Items

The Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR all Nominees.

      1a.    Election of Director:   Samuel R. Allen
1b. Election of Director: Crandall C. Bowles
1c. Election of Director: Vance D. Coffman
1d. Election of Director: Alan C. Heuberger
1e. Election of Director: Dipak C. Jain
1f. Election of Director: Michael O. Johanns
1g. Election of Director: Clayton M. Jones
1h. Election of Director: Brian M. Krzanich
1i. Election of Director: Gregory R. Page
1j. Election of Director: Sherry M. Smith
1k. Election of Director: Dmitri L. Stockton
1l. Election of Director: Sheila G. Talton

The Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR the following Proposal:

2.        Advisory vote on executive compensation

The Board recommends a vote FOR a frequency of 1 year:


Non-binding advisory vote on frequency of future advisory votes on executive compensation

The Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR the following Proposal:


Ratification of the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as Deere's independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal 2017

The Board of Directors recommends a vote AGAINST the following Proposal:


Stockholder Proposal - Right to Act by Written Consent