We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to receive future Deere & Company proxy statements, annual reports and voting materials over the Internet. By using electronic services, you will be able to access these materials more quickly than ever before and add to shareholder value by eliminating the paper, printing and postage costs associated with their distribution to you.
These online services, provided by Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP), are available to registered and beneficial Deere shareholders who have active e-mail accounts and Internet access. Registered shareholders maintain shares under their own names and hold shares through The Bank of New York or Deere's Savings and Investment Plan and Tax Deferred Savings Plan (401(k) plans). Beneficial shareholders have shares deposited with other banks, brokerage firms, or in Deere's Employee Stock Purchase Plan. To view a listing of participating brokerage firms, go to www.icsdelivery.com/de.
To enroll in the online program, simply follow the instructions at www.icsdelivery.com/de. If you have accounts with multiple banks or brokers that hold Deere shares, you will need to complete the process for each account. Upon completion of your enrollment, you will receive an e-mail confirming your election to use the online services. Additionally, each January following enrollment, you will receive an e-mail message describing how to access your proxy materials electronically.
If you are a beneficial shareholder and take advantage of these online services, your election will apply to the Deere shares held in your bank or brokerage account, as well as to the securities of any other companies in your account that offer shareholder communications over the Internet.
Your enrollment in the online program will remain in effect as long as your account remains active or until you cancel it. If your e-mail address changes, please revisit the enrollment site and click on the "Change/Cancel Existing Enrollment" link to update your information.