News Releases   March 24, 2016

John Deere Ranked Among America's Best Employers

MOLINE, Illinois (March 24, 2016) — John Deere is among America's Best Employers based on research conducted on behalf of Forbes magazine. In the 2016 results released today by Forbes, Deere was the top-ranked company in the engineering and manufacturing category and ranked 19th overall. Deere was 38th in the 2015 overall results.

Forbes conducted independent research to rank 500 large companies that employ more than 5,000 workers. Approximately 30,000 American employees across all companies were surveyed anonymously without the involvement of employers. Forbes said respondents are representative of the U.S. workforce by gender, age, region, education, and ethnicity.

The top five in the 2016 America's Best Employers ranking are Marathon Petroleum, Google, Costco Wholesale, Wegmans Food Markets and United Services Auto Association (USAA).

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