Deere & Company Announces Support to University of Chicago Global Markets Program

    MOLINE, Ill., Jan. 31 /CNW/ -- Deere & Company today announced it has
become a corporate sponsor of the Initiative on Global Markets program at the
University of Chicago Graduate School of Business (GSB).  The company's
three-year commitment of support will total $450,000.
    "John Deere's involvement with a program so highly regarded for its
economic and financial market research will provide the company with valuable
insights as our operations expand throughout the world," said Michael J. Mack,
Jr., senior vice president and chief financial officer. "Looking ahead, we
believe that access to research and other information concerning global
economic trends will play an increasingly constructive role in the company's
growth efforts."
    Launched in 2006 with a grant from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Trust,
the Initiative on Global Markets has five sponsoring partners including Deere.
The initiative supports original research by the University of Chicago GSB
faculty, while preparing students for today's business environment and
allowing for the exchange of ideas with policymakers and others about issues
facing the global economy. Research activity centers on international
business, financial markets and the role of policies and institutions.
    John Deere's support expands the company's strong relationship with the
GSB, which has included high-potential employee recruitment for many years.

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