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John Deere: Samuel R. Allen President, COO and Board Member

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Beloit, Wi., USA - June 1, 2009, Beloit, Wi., USA - Moline, Ill., USA - Deere & Company announced that it has elected Samuel R. Allen president, COO, and a member of the board of directors.

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Robert W. Lane chairman and CEO, will serve as chairman of the board until Allen's expected succession as chairman.

Mr. Allen has been president of the Worldwide Construction & Forestry Division since 2005 and has been responsible for the global operations of the Deere Power Systems Group since 2003. Allen has served since 2001 as a senior officer of the company with early senior leadership responsibilities in human resources and industrial relations and the oversight of John Deere Credit's global operations. Mr. Allen also has been responsible for Deere's intelligent mobile equipment technologies and for Deere's advanced technology and innovation since 2007. Previously in his career, he worked in positions of increasing responsibility in the Consumer Products Division, Worldwide Construction & Forestry Division, Deere Power Systems Group, and the Worldwide Agricultural Division, including managing operations in Latin America, East Asia, and Australia.

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