SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

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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Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
May John C II

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

(Street)
MOLINE IL 61265

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
DEERE & CO [ DE ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
President, Ag Solutions & CIO
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
12/13/2017
4. 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 Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
$1 Par Common Stock(1) 12/13/2017 A 2,823 A $0 33,722(2) D
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Market Priced Options(3) $151.95 12/13/2017 A 15,379 (4) 12/13/2027 Common Stock 15,379 $0 15,379 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Grant of unrestricted stock units under the John Deere Omnibus Equity and Incentive Plan. Awards include the ability to withhold shares upon conversion to satisfy tax obligations.
2. Includes 12,465 restricted stock units under the John Deere Omnibus Equity and Incentive Plan to be settled solely in shares.
3. All options include the ability to withhold shares upon the exercise of the option to satisfy income tax obligations.
4. The options become exercisable in three approximately equal installments on December 13, 2018, 2019, and 2020.
/s/ Paul Wilczynski, Assistant Secretary, Deere & Company, Under Power of Attorney 12/14/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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