SEC Form 3
FORM 3 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Kalathur Rajesh

(Last) (First) (Middle)
DEERE & COMPANY
ONE JOHN DEERE PLACE

(Street)
MOLINE IL 61265

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
09/01/2012
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
DEERE & CO [ DE ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Sr. VP and CFO
5. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 4) 2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned (Instr. 4) 3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
$1 Par Common Stock 0 D
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Market Priced Employee Stock Options(1)(2) 12/11/2003 12/11/2012 Common Stock 2,258 22.9 D
Market Priced Employee Stock Options(1)(2) 12/10/2004 12/10/2013 Common Stock 4,672 30.82 D
Market Priced Employee Stock Options(1)(2) 12/08/2005 12/08/2014 Common Stock 4,860 34.685 D
Market Priced Employee Stock Options(1)(2) 12/07/2006 12/07/2015 Common Stock 4,366 34.44 D
Market Priced Employee Stock Options(1)(2) 12/06/2007 12/06/2016 Common Stock 5,816 48.375 D
Market Priced Employee Stock Options(1)(2) 12/05/2008 12/05/2017 Common Stock 4,519 88.82 D
Market Priced Employee Stock Options(1)(2) 12/17/2009 12/17/2018 Common Stock 11,133 39.665 D
Market Priced Employee Stock Options(1)(2) 12/09/2010 12/09/2019 Common Stock 12,151 52.25 D
Market Priced Employee Stock Options(1)(2) 12/08/2011 12/08/2020 Common Stock 7,379 80.61 D
Market Priced Employee Stock Options(1)(2) 12/14/2012 12/14/2021 Common Stock 7,996 74.24 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. All options include the ability to withhold shares upon the exercise of the option to satisfy minimum required income tax obligations.
2. The options become exercisable in three approximately equal annual installments one, two and three years after grant. The date listed is the initial exercisable installment date.
/s/ Paul Wilczynski, Assistant Secretary, Deere & Company, Under Power of Attorney 10/03/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 5 (b)(v).
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