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One John Deere Place

Moline, IL 61265

United States

Phone: 309-765-8000

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Deere & Company and its subsidiaries manufacture and distribute agriculture and turf, and construction and forestry equipment worldwide. Segments The company has three major business segments: Agriculture and Turf, Construction and Forestry, and Financial Services. Agriculture and Turf This segment manufactures and distributes a line of agriculture and turf equipment and related service parts. This segment’s equipment operations are consolidated into five product platforms, such as crop harvesting (combines, corn pickers, cotton and sugarcane harvesters and related front-end equipment and sugarcane loaders); turf and utility (utility vehicles, riding lawn equipment, walk-behind mowers, commercial mowing equipment, golf course equipment, implements for mowing, tilling, snow and debris handling, aerating and various other residential, commercial, golf and sports turf care applications, and other outdoor power products); hay and forage (self-propelled forage harvesters and attachments, balers and mowers); crop care (tillage, seeding and application equipment, including sprayers, nutrient management, and soil preparation machinery); and tractors (loaders and large, medium and utility tractors and related attachments). The company also purchases certain products from other manufacturers for resale. This segment also provides integrated agricultural business and equipment management systems. The company’s advanced telematics systems remotely connect agricultural equipment owners, business managers and dealers to agricultural equipment in the field, providing real-time alerts and information about equipment location, utilization, performance and maintenance to improve productivity and efficiency. In addition to the John Deere brand, this segment purchases and sells various equipment attachments under the Frontier, Kemper and Green Systems brand names; and manufactures and sells walk-behind mowers and scarifiers in select European countries under the SABO brand name. The company manufactures its agriculture and turf equipment for sale primarily through independent retail dealer networks, and also builds products for sale by mass retailers, including The Home Depot and Lowe’s. The company offers various harvesting solutions to support development of the mechanized harvesting of grain, oilseeds, cotton, sugar and biomass. Construction and Forestry This segment’s equipment includes a range of backhoe loaders, crawler dozers and loaders, four-wheel-drive loaders, excavators, motor graders, articulated dump trucks, landscape loaders, skid-steer loaders, log skidders, log feller bunchers, log loaders, log forwarders, log harvesters, and various attachments. The company provides a line of construction equipment and the line of forestry machines and attachments available in the world. The construction and forestry machines are distributed under the John Deere brand name, and forestry attachments are distributed under the John Deere and Waratah brand names. In addition to the equipment manufactured by this segment, the company purchases certain products from other manufacturers for resale. This segment also provides fleet management telematics solutions designed to improve customer productivity and efficiency through access to fleet location, utilization and maintenance information. Pursuant to agreements between the company and Bell Equipment Limited (Bell), Bell licenses the company to manufacture articulated dump trucks in the U.S. for the company’s distribution under the John Deere brand name in North, Central and South America. The company licenses Bell to manufacture and sell certain company-designed construction equipment in specified territories of Africa. Bell is also the distributor of certain company-manufactured construction equipment under the Bell brand and forestry equipment under the John Deere brand in certain territories of Africa. The company and Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. (Hitachi) have a joint venture for the manufacture of hydraulic excavators and tracked forestry equipment and loaders in the U.S. and Canada; and a joint venture for the manufacture of excavators in Brazil. The

 

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