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Form 8-K for DEERE & CO


8-Dec-2011

Amendments to Articles of Inc. or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year, Financial Statements


Item 5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws;
Change in Fiscal Year.

On December 7, 2011, the Board of Directors ("Board") of Deere & Company ("Deere") adopted an amendment to Article III, "The Board of Directors,"
Section 1, "Number and Qualifications" of the Bylaws of Deere ("Bylaws"). The amendment became effective immediately upon its adoption. The amendment provides that a director shall retire from the Board effective with the first annual meeting of stockholders following the director's 72nd birthday, except in rare circumstances approved by the Board. Previously the Bylaws provided for a director's mandatory retirement effective with the first annual meeting of stockholders following the director's 71st birthday.

The foregoing description of the amendment to the Bylaws is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full and complete text of the Bylaws, as amended, which is attached hereto and incorporated by reference herein as an Exhibit to this report.



Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

The following Exhibit is filed herewith:

3.1 Bylaws of Deere & Company, as amended December 7, 2011.


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