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Deere & Co (DE.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Samuel Allen

63 2010 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Rajesh Kalathur

48 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

James Field

53 2012 President - Agriculture & Turf Division-Global Harvesting & Turf Platforms, Americas and Australia

Marc Howze

53 2016 Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Charles Holliday

69 2018 Director

Vance Coffman

72 2016 Presiding Independent Director

Alan Heuberger

43 2016 Independent Director

Dipak Jain

60 2002 Independent Director

Michael Johanns

66 2015 Independent Director

Clayton Jones

68 2007 Independent Director

Brian Krzanich

56 2016 Independent Director

Gregory Page

65 2013 Independent Director

Sherry Smith

56 2011 Independent Director

Dmitri Stockton

53 2015 Independent Director

Sheila Talton

64 2015 Independent Director

Tony Huegel

Director - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Samuel Allen

Mr. Samuel R. Allen is a Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Allen is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Deere since February 2010, President and Chief Executive Officer of Deere - August 2009 to February 2010, President and Chief Operating Officer of Deere – June 2009 to August 2009; President, Worldwide Construction & Forestry Division and John Deere Power Systems of Deere – March 2005 to June 2009; President, Global Financial Services, John Deere Power Systems and Corporate Human Resources of Deere – November 2003 to March 2005 Director of Deere since June 2009. Chair of Executive Committee Other current directorships: Whirlpool Corporation.

Rajesh Kalathur

Mr. Rajesh Kalathur is a Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. From April 2012 — September 2012 Mr. Kalathur served as Deputy Financial Officer; 2009-2012 Vice President, Sales & Marketing, China/India/South and East Asia/Sub-Saharan and South Africa, Agriculture & Turf Division; 2006-2009 Managing Director and CEO, John Deere India Private Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company.

James Field

Mr. James M. Field is the President - Agriculture & Turf Division-Global Harvesting & Turf Platforms, Americas and Australia. From (2009 –2012) Mr. Field was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Marc Howze

Mr. Marc A. Howze is Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer of the Company, effective November 1, 2016. Mr. Howze is currently Vice President, Human Resources. His responsibilities will now expand to include human resources, labor relations, public affairs, communications, brand management, and security. This position will focus on improved integration of important enterprise functions to drive employee engagement and effective execution of the John Deere Strategy. Howze joined Deere in 2001 and served in a number of positions in Deere's legal department, including Associate General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. He later held positions in marketing, business development, and as a factory manager. Mr. Howze holds undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Duke University.

Charles Holliday

Mr. Charles O. Holliday, Jr., has been appointed Director of the Company., effect from January 1, 2018. He has been Chairman of the National Academy of Engineering (nonprofit engineering institution) since July 2012 Chairman of Bank of America Corporation (banking, investing, and asset management) since April 2010 Chairman from January 1999 to December 2009 and Chief Executive Officer from 1998 through 2008 of DuPont (agricultural, electronics, materials science, safety and security, and biotechnology) Director of Deere since May 2007. Presiding Director of the Board since May 2009. Chair of Audit Review Committee and member of Corporate Governance and Executive Committees Other current directorships: Bank of America Corporation, CH2M HILL Companies, Ltd., and Royal Dutch Shell plc. Other previous directorships: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company.

Vance Coffman

Dr. Vance D. Coffman is the Presiding Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Coffman is Retired Chairman of Lockheed Martin Corporation (aerospace, defense, and information technology) since April 2005 Chairman of Lockheed Martin Corporation - April 1998 to April 2005 Chief Executive Officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation - August 1997 to August 2004 Director of Deere since 2004. Chair of Compensation Committee and member of Corporate Governance and Executive Committees. His Other directorships include: 3M Company and Amgen Corporation. Mr. Coffman should serve on Deere’s Board of Directors: his leadership qualities developed from his service as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation, the breadth of his experiences in auditing, corporate governance, and other areas of oversight while serving as a member of the boards of directors of other global corporations, and his subject matter knowledge in the areas of engineering, manufacturing, and finance.

Alan Heuberger

Mr. Alan C. Heuberger is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Heuberger is a senior investment manager at BMGI, the office responsible for all non-Microsoft investments for William H. Gates III as well as the investments of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust. Heuberger received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Mathematics from Claremont McKenna College. He also has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Dipak Jain

Dr. Dipak Chand Jain is an Independent Director of Company. He has been Dean, INSEAD (international graduate business school) since March 2011 Dean, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois - July 2001-August 2009 Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University - 1996 to 2001 Sandy and Morton Goldman Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies and Professor of Marketing, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University - 1994 to 2011 Visiting professor of marketing at Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand; Nijenrode University, The Netherlands; Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India Director of Deere since 2002. Member of an Audit Review and Pension Plan Oversight Committees Other current directorships: Northern Trust Corporation, Reliance Industries Limited, India, and Global Logistics Properties Limited, Singapore. Other previous directorships: Hartmarx Corporation.

Michael Johanns

Sen. Michael O. Johanns is an Independent Director of the Company. He was governor of Nebraska from 1999 until 2005. He was appointed U.S. Secretary of Agriculture in 2005 and served in that capacity until 2007. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2008 and announced in 2013 that he would not run for re-election. Johanns is a graduate of Saint Mary's University of Minnesota and Creighton University School of Law. Before his election as governor, he had been elected to the various local government positions in Nebraska, including as a member of the Lancaster County Board and the Lincoln City Council and as mayor of Lincoln for two terms.

Clayton Jones

Mr. Clayton M. Jones is an Independent Director of the Company. He has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Rockwell Collins, Inc. (aviation electronics and communications) since September 2012 Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Rockwell Collins, Inc. - June 2002 to September 2012 Director of Deere since August 2007. Member of Compensation and Pension Plan Oversight Committees Other current directorships: Rockwell Collins, Inc. and Cardinal Health, Inc. Other previous directorships: Unisys Corporation.

Brian Krzanich

Mr. Brian M. Krzanich is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Brian is the Chief Executive Officer of Intel Corporation. Mr. Krzanich should serve on Deere’s Board of Directors: his leadership qualities developed from his service as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Intel Corporation, the breadth of his experiences in corporate governance, strategy, and other areas of oversight while serving as a member of the boards of the directors of Intel and the Semiconductor Industry Association, and his subject matter knowledge in the areas of manufacturing, operations, information technology, human resources, and supply chain management.

Gregory Page

Mr. Gregory R. Page is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Gregory is chairman and chief executive officer of Cargill, Inc. Mr. Page was named Cargill’s chief executive officer in June 2007 and chairman of the board of directors later that year. Earlier he served in a number of leadership roles at the company including president and the chief operating officer and corporate executive vice president. His background, which spans nearly 40 years with the Cargill organization, includes assignments in Singapore and Thailand. Page earned a degree in economics from the University of North Dakota. He is a member of the boards of directors of Eaton Corporation and Carlson Companies.

Sherry Smith

Ms. Sherry M. Smith is an Independent Director of Company. She has been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Supervalu Inc. (retail and wholesale grocery and retail general merchandise products) since December 2010, Senior Vice President, Finance of Supervalu Inc. - 2005 to 2010, Senior Vice President, Finance and Treasurer of Supervalu Inc. - 2002 to 2005, Director of Deere since December 2011. Member of an Audit Review and Pension Plan Oversight Committees. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for the St. Cloud University Foundation. She is a graduate of St. Cloud University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.

Dmitri Stockton

Mr. Dmitri L. Stockton is an Independent Director of the Company. He is Special Advisor to the Chairman and a Senior Vice President of General Electric Company (power and water, aviation, oil and gas, healthcare, appliances and lighting, energy management, transportation and financial services) since July 2016. he was Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of GE Asset Management Incorporated (global investments) and Senior Vice President of General Electric Company since 2011. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Capital Global Banking and Senior Vice President of GE London - 2008 to 2011. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Consumer Finance, Central & Eastern Europe - 2005 to 2008.

Sheila Talton

Ms. Sheila G. Talton is an Independent Director of the Company. She is a 30-year veteran in the information technology industry. She has a successful record of building consulting practices at EDS and Cisco Systems and helping technology businesses create and execute global strategies including initiatives focused on big data. Sheila is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and Harvard Business School’s AMP program. She is the President and Chief Executive Officer of SGT Ltd. (strategy and technology consulting services) — 2011 to 2013.

Tony Huegel

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Samuel Allen

18,642,900

Rajesh Kalathur

4,106,700

James Field

4,569,910

Marc Howze

--

Charles Holliday

53,333

Vance Coffman

274,991

Alan Heuberger

--

Dipak Jain

266,283

Michael Johanns

239,991

Clayton Jones

239,991

Brian Krzanich

233,985

Gregory Page

252,119

Sherry Smith

257,432

Dmitri Stockton

239,991

Sheila Talton

239,991

Tony Huegel

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As Of  31 Oct 2016