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Coronavirus Update Center

At John Deere Sub-Saharan Africa, we believe in the ability of Africa to one day feed the world. The global pandemic caused by COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of continual agricultural production, and we remain committed to supporting our operations and customers, those who are critical to achieving this dream. We are committed to ensuring this crisis is managed in the best possible manner. This includes safeguarding our employees while continuing to provide vital support to our customers. Agriculture, like many industries, will be heavily affected by this virus the same time, the challenge to continuously produce food remains. Collectively, we can work together as a continent, a country and as a community to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We are actively communicating with respective stakeholders across Sub-Saharan Africa to voice the important of the food value chain and the critical role John Deere and our independent dealer network plays in keeping our farmers, whether big or small, in operation. We urge all farmers to take reasonable precautions to limit the spread of the disease, remain informed, listen to the experts, and follow the recommendations of government and authorities. John Deere would like to thank our customers for the hard work it takes to feed a nation. We wish you strength and grace during this trying time. John Deere and our dealer network are here to support you in any way that we can.

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Protecting Employees:

Protecting our employees health and well-being is a top priority. Those who can work remotely have been encouraged to do so. Those who are needed on-site to get necessary parts and equipment into customers hands are working with safeguards in place.

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Supporting our Customers:

There are a lot of uncertainties right now.We are doing all we can do to best support our customers. Our Parts operations team, during this time are continuing to function to ensure the distribution of our parts are going out to all our dealers to enable them to best service our customers.  And our field teams are providing the exceptional support their customers and dealers need.

John Deere dealers are also implementing operational changes to keep their employees safe. Please contact your local John Deere dealership to learn how they are continuing to serve customers.