Deere completes partial sale of landscapes business

             Deere completes partial sale of landscapes business

PR Newswire

MOLINE, Ill., Dec. 23, 2013

MOLINE, Ill., Dec. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) has
completed its sale of a majority interest in its landscapes business to the
private equity investment firm of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC. In October,
Deere had announced it would initially retain a 40 percent equity interest in
John Deere Landscapes and sell the remainder to CDR. John Deere Landscapes has
more than 2,000 employees at approximately 400 locations in 41 states.

SOURCE Deere & Company

Website: http://www.deere.com
Contact: Ken Golden, Director, Global Public Relations, Deere & Company,
309-765-5678
 
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