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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

 

Washington, D.C.  20549

 


 

FORM 8-K

 


 

CURRENT REPORT

 

Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report:  29 October 2008

(Date of earliest event reported)

 

DEERE & COMPANY

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

DELAWARE

 

1-4121

 

36-2382580

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

 

(Commission File Number)

 

(IRS Employer Identification No.)

 

One John Deere Place

Moline, Illinois 61265

(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)

 

(309) 765-8000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

 

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

o  Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

o  Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

o  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

o  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

 

 



 

Item 5.02

Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangement of Certain Officers

 

David B. Speer has been elected to the Deere & Company board of directors effective November 15, 2008.  Mr. Speer is chairman and chief executive officer of Illinois Tool Works Inc.  Mr. Speer will join the Board’s Compensation Committee and Pension Plan Oversight Committee.

 

Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits

 

News Release

 

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Signature

 

    Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereto duly authorized.

 

 

DEERE & COMPANY

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Mary K.W. Jones

 

 

Mary K.W. Jones

 

 

Secretary

 

Dated: October 29, 2008

 

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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Number and Description of Exhibit

 

(99.01)

News Release

 

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