Press Release   July 06, 2017

Deere Purchases Italian Sprayer Manufacturer

John Deere has announced that it has purchased Mazzotti, a privately-held sprayer manufacturer based in Ravenna, Italy. "Mazzotti is known for its innovation as well as its unique knowledge, designs, and expertise in the sprayer industry," said John May, President, Agricultural Solutions & Chief Information Officer. "The acquisition of Mazzotti provides John Deere an opportunity to serve more customers in European markets."

Mazzotti, a 30-year-old family-owned business, will maintain its name, trademark, and commercial agreements and will continue serving customers with high quality products and services. As a result the announcement, May said, Mazzotti will have the full support and commitment of John Deere to enhance its already successful sprayer business.

About John Deere:
Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) 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. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity. For more information, visit John Deere at its worldwide website at JohnDeere.com or in Australia and New Zealand at JohnDeere.com.au and JohnDeere.co.nz.