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John Deere Partners With Chicago GSB

January 31, 2008

Deere & Company has become the newest corporate partner of the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business Initiative on Global Markets, the school announced today.

Deere, also known as John Deere, joins AQR Capital ManagementBarclays Bank and Northern Trust as partners in the initiative which deals with the global movement of capital, products and talent that have changed the nature of business in the 21st Century. Research conducted by faculty involved in the initiative focuses on international business, financial markets and the role of policies and institutions.

The Initiative on Global Markets was launched in 2006 with a $1.5 million founding grant from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Trust.

Deere’s three-year commitment of support will total $450,000.

“Having Deere & Company as a corporate partner will help ensure that the research conducted by our faculty remains at the forefront of business and finance,” said Brian Barry, executive director of the Initiative on Global Markets. “We are very grateful for this support,” said Barry, who also is a clinical associate professor of economics.

“John Deere’s involvement with a program so highly regarded for its economic and financial market research will provide the company with valuable insights as our operations expand throughout the world,” said Michael J. Mack Jr., Deere’s senior vice president and chief financial officer.

“Looking ahead, we believe that access to research and other information concerning global economic trends will play an increasingly constructive role in the company’s growth efforts,” Mack said.

The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business is one of the leading business schools in the world. The school’s faculty includes many renowned scholars and its graduates include many business leaders across the United States. and worldwide.

The Chicago Approach to Management Education is distinguished by how it leverages fundamental knowledge, its rigor, and its practical application to business challenges.

Chicago GSB offers a full-time MBA program, an evening MBA program, a weekend MBA program, an executive MBA program, a PhD program, open enrollment executive education, and custom corporate education.