Deere completes partial sale of landscapes business

MOLINE, Ill., Dec. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - 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 
Ken Golden, Director, Global Public Relations, Deere & Company, 309-765-5678 
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-0- Dec/23/2013 18:53 GMT
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