SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report: February 29, 2012
(Date of earliest event reported)
D E E R E & C O M P A N Y
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
One John Deere Place
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
(a) The Deere & Company (Company) annual meeting of stockholders was held on February 29, 2012.
(b) The voting results for each matter submitted to a vote of stockholders at the Companys annual meeting are as follows:
1. The following directors were elected for terms expiring at the annual meeting in 2013:
2. A Company proposal, required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, requesting that stockholders approve a non-binding resolution to approve the compensation awarded by the Company to the Companys Named Executive Officers (say on pay) as described in the Compensation Discussion & Analysis (CD&A), tabular disclosures, and other narrative executive compensation disclosures in the January 13, 2012 Proxy Statement as required by the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission, passed with the following vote:
3. A Company proposal, requesting that stockholders approve the Deere & Company Nonemployee Director Stock Ownership Plan (Plan), proposed to succeed the 2002 Deere & Company Nonemployee Director Stock Ownership Plan, resulted in the following outcome:
The Plan provides for annual awards to each nonemployee director of shares or units of Company common stock which will be subject to certain restrictions until the directors retirement, death or disability. The number of shares of common stock reserved for all awards under the Plan is 500,000. No awards may be granted under the Plan after March 10, 2022.
4. Deloitte & Touche LLP was ratified as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for the 2012 fiscal year:
(d) At the Companys annual meeting of stockholders in 2011, stockholders approved, on an advisory basis, to hold an annual advisory vote to approve executive compensation. In keeping with the stockholders advisory vote, the Board of Directors has decided that it will include an advisory stockholder vote on executive compensation in its proxy materials on an annual basis each year until the next required advisory vote on the frequency of stockholder votes on executive compensation, which will occur no later than the Companys annual meeting of stockholders in 2017.
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.