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Deere & Co. (DE)

Filed: 11 Jan 18, 7:00pm

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
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Stockholder Meeting to Be Held on February 28, 2018.

DEERE & COMPANY






DEERE & COMPANY
STOCKHOLDER RELATIONS
ONE JOHN DEERE PLACE
MOLINE, IL 61265



Meeting Information
Meeting Type:Annual
For holders as of:     December 29, 2017
Date:    February 28, 2018    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:Vance D. Coffman
1c.Election of Director:Alan C. Heuberger
1d.Election of Director:Charles O. Holliday, Jr.
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 of Directors recommends a vote FOR the following Proposal:

 

3.

Re-approve the John Deere Long-Term Incentive Cash Plan

 

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

 

4.

Ratification of the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as Deere's independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal 2018

 

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

 

5.

Stockholder Proposal - Special Shareowner Meetings