Deere among World's Most Ethical Companies for ninth consecutive year

MOLINE, Ill., March 9, 2015 /CNW/ -- Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is among the World's Most Ethical Companies according to the Ethisphere Institute, which annually recognizes organizations that have had a material impact on the way business is conducted by fostering a culture of ethics and transparency. The Institute released its annual ranking today. Deere has earned a position on the list for nine consecutive years.

The Most Ethical Companies research evaluates companies in five key categories including an organization's ethics and compliance program, corporate citizenship and responsibility, culture of ethics, governance, and leadership, innovation and reputation.

"Our focus on doing business in alignment with our core values has earned John Deere the loyalty of customers for many generations. We do not take that for granted and will continue to work hard to earn that trust," said Samuel R. Allen, chairman and chief executive officer.

The Ethisphere Institute (http://ethisphere.com) is the global leader in advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust and business success.

Deere & Company (www.JohnDeere.com) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services for customers whose work is linked to the land - those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world's dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure.

SOURCE Deere & Company

For further information: Ken Golden, Director, Global Public Relations, 309-765-5678, http://www.ethisphere.com, http://www.johndeere.com


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