DOLE FOOD COMPANY, INC. INVESTOR ALERT BY THE FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL OF LOUISIANA: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Investigates Dole

  DOLE FOOD COMPANY, INC. INVESTOR ALERT BY THE FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL OF
  LOUISIANA: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Investigates Dole Food Company, Inc.
  Following Announcement of Proposed Sale of Company to its Chairman and CEO

Business Wire

NEW ORLEANS -- August 12, 2013

Former Attorney General of Louisiana Charles C. Foti, Jr., Esq. and the law
firm of Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC (“KSF”) announce that KSF has commenced an
investigation into the Board of Directors of Dole Food Company, Inc. (“Dole”
or the “Company”) (NYSE: DOLE) in connection with their conduct related to the
proposed sale of the Company to its Chairman and CEO, acting through his
affiliates. Under the terms of the proposed transaction, shareholders of Dole
would receive $13.50 in cash for each share of Dole common stock that they
own.

KSF’s investigation is focusing on the Board’s process for considering the
proposed transaction; whether Dole and/or its officers and directors are
working in shareholders’ best interests; whether the proposed consideration is
adequate, fair, and consistent with the fair or inherent value of Dole; and
whether the Chairman and CEO is using his position in order to purchase the
Company at an unfair price.

If you have information that would assist KSF in its investigation, or would
like to discuss your legal rights, you may, without obligation or cost to you,
e-mail or call KSF Managing Partner Lewis S. Kahn (lewis.kahn@ksfcounsel.com)
or attorney Michael Palestina (michael.palestina@ksfcounsel.com) toll free at
855-768-1857 or via cell phone any time at 504-236-7315.

About Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC

KSF, whose partners include the Former Louisiana Attorney General Charles C.
Foti, Jr., is a law firm focused on transactional litigation, as well as
securities class action and shareholder derivative litigation. With offices in
New York and Louisiana, KSF's lawyers have significant experience litigating
complex securities class actions nationwide on behalf of both institutional
and individual shareholders.

To learn more about KSF, you may visit www.ksfcounsel.com.

Contact:

Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC
Michael Palestina, Esq., 855-768-1857
Cell: 504-236-7315
michael.palestina@ksfcounsel.com