Related Party Transactions and Outside Related Director Information

Deere & Company (DE)

1/12/2005 and 1/11/2006 Proxy Information

No related party transactions or special relationships reported for this company. Director relationships marked "Outside Related" at this firm will most often be former executives of the company. Additional information regarding these relationships will be added during our regular updates.

1/14/2004 Proxy Information

Mr. Thomas H. Patrick, a director of Deere, was Executive Vice Chairman of Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. until July 2003. During fiscal 2003, Deere engaged Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. to provide investment banking, financial advisory and other services. Deere expects to engage Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. for similar services during fiscal 2004.