Dole Food Company Announces Succession Planning/Organization Change

  Dole Food Company Announces Succession Planning/Organization Change

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WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. -- May 20, 2014

Dole Food Company announced today succession planning in two of its operating
divisions, with successful internal candidates moving up into greater
leadership roles. There are other organizational changes resulting from this
succession planning and the related reorganization.

“We have implemented the following succession plan at two of our operating
divisions,” said Michael Carter, Dole’s president and chief operating officer.
“David Murdock and I are pleased to have the following internal successors at
our Vegetables and North America Fresh Fruit divisions:

  *Howard Roeder has been promoted to president of Dole Fresh Vegetables,
    reporting to me and now replacing Ray De Riggi who is retiring;
  *Cynthia Nunes and Todd Camel have been promoted to vice president and
    co-General manager of Fresh Fruit North America, each reporting to me and
    who will be working closely together in now replacing Michael Cavallero
    who is retiring; and
  *John Trummel now reports to me in his role as vice president and general
    manager of Dole Ocean Cargo Express.”

Dole indicated that Ray De Riggi and Michael Cavallero have the gratitude of
the entire company for Dole’s industry leading position in their respective
divisions. “We wish them the best, as they will always be part of the Dole
family,” said Michael Carter.

The organization change and related reorganization are expected to better
position the Company in addressing the continued volatility in some of Dole’s
businesses and the unpredictable nature of its commodity produce businesses in
general. This positioning also further reorganizes the Company’s worldwide
operations to improve operational effectiveness and efficiencies, including
succession plan initiatives; and is part of the Company’s long-term strategic
focus on promoting the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables and proper
nutrition as a basis for improved health and longevity, and on supporting
research efforts into and leading nutrition education on the benefits of
proper nutrition with respect to health, longevity and lifestyle.

About Dole Food Company, Inc.

Dole Food Company, Inc., with 2013 revenues from continuing operations of $4.5
billion, is one of the world’s largest producers and marketers of high-quality
fresh fruit and fresh vegetables. Dole is an industry leader in many of the
products it sells, as well as in nutrition education and research. For more
information, please visit


Dole Food Company
William Goldfield, 818-874-4647
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