News Releases   March 10, 2016

Deere Announces Indefinite Layoffs at Two Locations

MOLINE, Illinois (March 10, 2016) — Deere & Company today has informed approximately 125 employees at two factories in Iowa that they will be placed on indefinite layoff. The workforce adjustment affects approximately 75 employees at Deere's factory in Dubuque and approximately 50 employees at the factory in Ankeny.

The layoff at the Ankeny location, which is part of the agriculture and turf division, is effective April 15. The Dubuque facility is included in the company's construction and forestry division and the layoff there is effective April 29.

Deere said the company continues to balance the size of its manufacturing workforce with market demand for products at individual factories.

Deere & Company (www.JohnDeere.com) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of 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.

For further information, the news media should call:
Ken Golden
Director, Global Public Relations
Deere & Company
309-765-5678