UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM SD

 

SPECIALIZED DISCLOSURE REPORT

 

DEERE & COMPANY

(Exact name of the registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

 

1-4121

 

36-2382580

(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)

 

(Commission File Number)

 

(IRS Employer Identification
No.)

 

One John Deere Place, Moline, Illinois

 

61265

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

Todd E. Davies

Corporate Secretary

(309) 765-8000

(Name and telephone number, including area code, of the

person to contact in connection with this report.)

 

Check the appropriate box to indicate the rule pursuant to which this form is being filed, and provide the period to which the information in this form applies:

 

X   Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act (l7 CFR 240.13p-1) for the reporting period from January 1 to December 31, 2019.

 


 

Section 1 – Conflict Minerals Disclosure

 

Item 1.01         Conflict Minerals Disclosure and Report

 

Deere & Company (the “Company”) and its subsidiaries (collectively, “John Deere”) manufacture and distribute agriculture and turf and construction and forestry equipment and parts. For the period from January 1 to December 31, 2019 (the “Reporting Period”), certain components and parts of John Deere’s products contained columbite-tantalite (coltan) (or its derivative tantalum), gold, wolframite (or its derivative tungsten) and/or cassiterite (or its derivative tin) (collectively, conflict minerals) necessary to the production or functionality of such equipment. The Company has conducted in good faith a reasonable country of origin inquiry that is reasonably designed to determine whether any of the conflict minerals originated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country (“Covered Countries”) or are from recycled or scrap sources.

 

The Company’s Conflict Minerals Report for the Reporting Period is filed as Exhibit 1.01 hereto and can be found on its website at http://www.JohnDeere.com/secfilings.

 

Item 1.02         Exhibit

 

The Company has filed, as Exhibit 1.01 to this Specialized Disclosure Report on Form SD, a Conflict Minerals Report.

 

Section 2 – Exhibits

 

Item 2.01         Exhibits

 

List below the following exhibit filed as part of this report.

 

Exhibit 1.01     Conflict Minerals Report as required by Item 1.01 and 1.02 of this Form.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

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 duly authorized undersigned.

 

 

DEERE & COMPANY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Marc A. Howze

 

 

Marc A. Howze

 

 

Senior Vice President and Chief
Administrative Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dated:    May 28, 2020

 

 

 

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