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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: February 28, 2024

(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

MolineIllinois 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:

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

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

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

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

SECURITIES REGISTERED PURSUANT TO SECTION 12(b) OF THE ACT:

Title of each class

Trading symbol

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common stock, $1 par value

DE

New York Stock Exchange

6.55% Debentures Due 2028

DE28

New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

Item 5.07Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

Deere & Company (the “Company”) held its annual meeting of shareholders on February 28, 2024 (the “Annual Meeting”). The voting results for each matter submitted to a vote of shareholders at the Annual Meeting are as follows:

1.Election of Directors

All director nominees were elected for terms expiring at the 2025 annual meeting of shareholders with the following votes:

Shares Voted For

Shares Voted Against

Abstain

Broker Non-Votes

Leanne G. Caret

196,978,655

3,491,807

930,160

35,486,770

Tamra A. Erwin

196,721,242

4,282,371

397,009

35,486,770

Alan C. Heuberger

200,215,587

823,010

362,025

35,486,770

L. Neil Hunn

199,939,089

1,060,681

400,852

35,486,770

Michael O. Johanns

196,402,551

4,661,536

336,535

35,486,770

Clayton M. Jones

188,895,068

12,113,925

391,629

35,486,770

John C. May

187,199,172

13,281,373

920,077

35,486,770

Gregory R. Page

189,748,157

11,307,939

344,526

35,486,770

Sherry M. Smith

193,008,089

7,966,499

426,034

35,486,770

Dmitri L. Stockton

194,632,891

6,407,055

360,676

35,486,770

Sheila G. Talton

196,346,465

4,621,123

433,034

35,486,770

2.Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation

The shareholders approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation paid to the Company’s named executive officers with the following vote:

Shares Voted For Proposal

Shares Voted Against Proposal

Abstain

Broker Non-Votes

186,037,110

14,543,702

819,810

35,486,770

3.Ratification of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

Deloitte & Touche LLP was ratified as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the 2024 fiscal year with the following vote:

Shares Voted For Proposal

Shares Voted Against Proposal

Abstain

222,992,295

12,466,913

1,428,184

2

4.Shareholder Proposal Regarding a Customer and Company Sustainability Congruency Report

A shareholder proposal regarding a customer and company sustainability congruency report was not approved, with the following vote:

Shares Voted For Proposal

Shares Voted Against Proposal

Abstain

Broker Non-Votes

3,033,263

195,280,536

3,086,823

35,486,770

5.Shareholder Proposal Regarding a Civil Rights, Non-Discrimination, and Return to Merit Audit

A shareholder proposal regarding a civil rights, non-discrimination, and return to merit audit was not approved, with the following vote:

Shares Voted For Proposal

Shares Voted Against Proposal

Abstain

Broker Non-Votes

2,095,131

196,128,656

3,176,835

35,486,770

6.Shareholder Proposal Regarding Shareholder Ratification of Golden Parachutes

A shareholder proposal regarding shareholder ratification of golden parachutes was not approved, with the following vote:

Shares Voted For Proposal

Shares Voted Against Proposal

Abstain

Broker Non-Votes

76,495,960

123,772,396

1,132,266

35,486,770

3

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 hereunto duly authorized.

DEERE & COMPANY

By:

/s/ Edward R. Berk

Edward R. Berk

Secretary

Dated: March 1, 2024

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