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Deere Earns Spot on 2014 Global List of Top Companies for Leadership

MOLINE, Illinois (November 12, 2014) – Deere & Company has been selected 16th on the 2014 Global Top Companies for Leaders list – a comprehensive study that recognizes best-in-class management practices, especially in the area of leadership development.


This marks the third consecutive time Deere has been named to the list. The study is completed by Aon Hewitt, a leading global talent, retirement and health solutions consulting firm. Besides placing 16th overall on the global listing, Deere also is recognized as 10th among companies based in North America.


"Top Companies for Leaders are passionate about cultivating resilient and engaging leaders who take the time to know and develop employees and understand what experiences they need to rise above the rest," said Pete Sanborn, global talent practice leader at Aon Hewitt. "Deere is among a select group of organizations that excel at building and growing a strong leadership environment."


The Top Companies for Leaders study assesses talent management and leadership practices of organizations around the world. Independent, expert judges rank companies based on criteria including strength of leadership practices and culture, global leader development and alignment of leadership and business. A company's overall reputation as well as business and financial performance are also factors.


"Leadership and employee development are important factors in the success of John Deere now and in the future," said Sam Allen, chairman and chief executive officer of Deere & Company. "John Deere employees make the difference in delivering superior products and services to our customers."


Aon Hewitt states that the Top Companies for Leaders study is the most comprehensive global research on leadership, examining the link between leadership practices and financial results.


Deere & Company is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land, providing advanced products and services to cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world's dramatically increasing need for food, shelter and infrastructure.

Media Contact

Ken Golden
Director, Global Public Relations
Deere & Company