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Deere & Co. (DE)

Filed: 8 Jan 21, 6:50am

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
SCHEDULE 14A

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*** Exercise Your Right to Vote ***
Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the
Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on February 24, 2021.

DEERE & COMPANY






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



Meeting Information
Meeting Type:Annual
For holders as of:     December 31, 2020
Date:    February 24, 2021    Time:    10:00 a.m. CST
Location:  Meeting live via the Internet-please visit
                  www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/DE2021.

The company will be hosting the meeting live via the Internet this year. There will be no physical location at which shareholders may attend the meeting. To participate in the meeting via the Internet, please visit www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/DE2021 and be sure to have the information that is printed in the box marked by the arrow → XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX  (located on the following page).


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Notice of the 2021 Annual Meeting, the Fiscal 2020 Proxy Statement, Form of Proxy, and the Fiscal 2020 Annual Report
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Voting Items

The Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR all Nominees.
     1a.   Election of Director:  Tamra A. Erwin
1b.Election of Director:Alan C. Heuberger
1c.Election of Director:Charles O. Holliday, Jr.
1d.Election of Director:Dipak C. Jain
1e.Election of Director:Michael O. Johanns
1f.Election of Director:Clayton M. Jones
1g.Election of Director:John C. May
1h.Election of Director:Gregory R. Page
1i.Election of Director:Sherry M. Smith
1j.Election of Director:Dmitri L. Stockton
1k.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.

Ratification of the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as Deere's independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal 2021