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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

Max Guinn

58 2014 President - Worldwide Construction & Forestry

Cory Reed

46 2016 President, John Deere Financial

Markwart von Pentz

53 2012 President - Agriculture & Turf Division-Europe, Asia, Africa, and Global Tractor Platform

Marc Howze

53 2016 Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Mary Jones

48 2013 Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Jean Gilles

59 2010 Senior Vice President - John Deere Power Systems, Worldwide Parts Services, Advanced Technology & Engineering, Global Supply Management and Logistics

John May

47 2012 President - Agricultural Solutions, Chief Information Officer

Crandall Bowles

69 1999 Independent Director

Vance Coffman

72 2016 Presiding Independent Director

Alan Heuberger

43 2016 Independent Director

Dipak Jain

59 2002 Independent Director

Michael Johanns

66 2015 Independent Director

Clayton Jones

67 2007 Independent Director

Brian Krzanich

56 2016 Independent Director

Gregory Page

65 2013 Independent Director

Sherry Smith

55 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 serves as 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 serves as 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.

Max Guinn

Mr. Max A. Guinn serves as President - Worldwide Construction & Forestry of the Company. Mr. Guinn was Senior Vice President - Human Resources, Communications, Public Affairs, and Labor Relations of Deere & Co. Since September 1, 2012. He served as from 2009-2012 Senior Vice President Agriculture & Turf Division, Global Platform, Crop Harvesting.

Cory Reed

Mr. Cory J. Reed is President, John Deere Financial of the Company, effective November 1, 2016. Mr. Reed is currently Senior Vice President in the Worldwide Agriculture & Turf Division with responsibility for the Intelligent Solutions Group. He has been instrumental in developing and implementing Deere's precision agriculture strategy. Reed joined Deere in 1998 and has held a variety of marketing and sales positions including marketing manager for large tractors, regional sales and marketing for John Deere International in Switzerland. He later became Senior Vice President, Global Marketing Services for the Worldwide Agriculture & Turf Division before assuming his current role. Mr. Reed holds an undergraduate degree in Finance from Miami (Ohio) University and a law degree from The Ohio State University.

Markwart von Pentz

Mr. Markwart von Pentz serves as President - Agriculture & Turf Division - Europe, Asia, Africa, and Global Tractor Platform of the Company. From 2009-2012 Mr. von Pentz served as President, Agriculture & Turf Division-Europe, CIS, Northern Africa, Middle East, Latin America, and Global Harvesting, Crop Care, Hay & Forage Products; 2007-2009 President, Agricultural Division - Europe, Africa, South America and Global Harvesting Equipment Sourcing; 2006-2007 Senior Vice President Marketing and Product Support - Europe, Africa and Middle East.

Marc Howze

Mr. Marc A. Howze has been appointed as 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.

Mary Jones

Ms. Mary K.W. Jones serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel of the Company. Ms. Jones was From 2010 – 2013 Vice President Global Human Resources; 2009 – 2010 Director, Global Human Resources Deployment; 2008 – 2009 Director, Regional Human Resources and Shared Services; 2008 Corporate Secretary and Associate General Counsel; 2005 – 2008 Associate General Counsel Special Litigation & Compliance.

Jean Gilles

Mr. Jean H. Gilles is the Senior Vice President - John Deere Power Systems, Worldwide Parts Services, Advanced Technology & Engineering, Global Supply Management and Logistics of the Company. Mr. Gilles served from June 2009-June 2010 Senior Vice President, John Deere Power Systems, John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group, and Advanced Technology and Engineering.

John May

Mr. John C. May is President - Agricultural Solutions, Chief Information Officer of the Company. From 2009-2012 Mr. May served as Vice President, Agriculture & Turf Global Platform, Turf & Utility.

Crandall Bowles

Ms. Crandall C. Bowles serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Bowles is Chairman of Springs Industries, Inc. (home furnishings) and The Springs Company since August 2007. Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Springs Global US, Inc. and Springs Global Participacoes S. A. - January 2006 to August 2007. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Springs Industries, Inc. - April 1998 to January 2006. Director of Deere from 1990 to 1994 and since 1999. Chair of Corporate Governance Committee and member of Compensation and Executive Committees Other current directorships: JP Morgan Chase & Company and Sara Lee Corporation.Ms. Bowles should serve on Deere’s Board of Directors: her leadership qualities developed from her service as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Springs Industries, Inc., the breadth of her experiences in auditing, risk management, and other areas of oversight while serving as a member of the boards of directors of other global corporations, and her subject matter knowledge in the areas of economics and sales and marketing of consumer products.

Vance Coffman

Dr. Vance D. Coffman is an 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 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 for 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 Ph.D. is an Independent Director of Company. Mr. Jain 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 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. Mr. Johanns 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 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. Mr. Jones has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of 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. He 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 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. He 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 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. Ms. Smith 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 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. Mr. Dmitri Stockton is Special Advisor to the Chairman and 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. Ms. Sheila Talton 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 President and Chief Executive Officer of SGT Ltd. (strategy and technology consulting services) — 2011 to 2013.

Tony Huegel

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