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DE Deere & Co.

Filed: 14 Oct 21, 6:04am

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report: October 14, 2021

(Date of earliest event reported)

DEERE & COMPANY

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware

1-4121

36-2382580

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer Identification No.)

One John Deere Place

Moline, Illinois 61265

(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)

(309) 765-8000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

___________________________________________________

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

SECURITIES REGISTERED PURSUANT TO SECTION 12(b) OF THE ACT:

Title of each class

Trading symbol

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common stock, $1 par value

DE

New York Stock Exchange

8½% Debentures Due 2022

DE22

New York Stock Exchange

6.55% Debentures Due 2028

DE28

New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

Item 7.01Regulation FD Disclosure.

On October 14, 2021, Deere & Company (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing that a labor strike had been initiated by the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America affecting more than 10,000 workers at 14 Company facilities across the United States. A copy of the press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1.

This information is being furnished under Item 7.01 and shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liability of such section, nor shall this information be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing made by the Company under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)Exhibits

Number

Description of Exhibit

99.1

Press Release dated October 14, 2021 (Furnished herewith)

104

Cover Page Interactive Data File (the cover page XBRL tags are imbedded in the Inline XBRL document)

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Signature

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

DEERE & COMPANY

By:

/s/ Todd E. Davies

Todd E. Davies

Secretary

Dated: October 14, 2021

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