Deere notified of conclusion to foreign business practices investigation

Deere notified of conclusion to foreign business practices investigation 
MOLINE, Ill., Jan. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Deere & Company has been notified in a 
letter from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Enforcement Division 
staff that it has completed an investigation of Deere and does not plan to 
pursue any enforcement action. 
In August 2011, news media reported that Deere & Company was subject to an 
inquiry concerning alleged payments to foreign officials in Russia and 
surrounding countries.  At that time, Deere stated that it had received a 
request from the SEC that Deere produce documents related to the company's 
activities, and those of third parties, in certain foreign countries. 
Deere said it fully cooperated with the SEC during the investigation and is 
pleased to report this conclusion. The company also stated that Deere remains 
committed to its core value of doing business with the highest integrity 
around the globe. 
Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products 
and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked 
to the land - those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon 
the land to meet the world's dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, 
shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative 
products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity. For more 
information, visit John Deere at its worldwide website at www.JohnDeere.com. 
Ken Golden, Director, Global Public Relations, +1-309-765-5678 
http://www.johndeere.com 
SOURCE: Deere & Company 
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