Dole Food Company, Inc. and Compagnie Fruitière Group Announce a Change in
Compagnie Fruitière Shareholding
HAMBURG, Germany & MARSEILLE, France -- May 27, 2014
Dole Food Company, Inc. and Compagnie Fruitière Group announce that Dole has
sold its minority interest in Compagnie Financiere de Participations, the
holding company of Compagnie Fruitière Group, back to its majority
shareholder. Dole and Compagnie Fruitière have jointly decided that they will
better pursue their growth objectives separately in the future.
This transaction puts an end to 21 years of a long and fruitful cooperation
but the termination of the partnership at shareholder level does not exclude
that both companies may continue to cooperate commercially as supplier or
customer to each other if, when and where it would be to their mutual benefit.
About Dole Food Company, Inc.
Dole Food Company, Inc., 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. www.dole.com or www.dole.eu
About Compagnie Fruitière
Compagnie Fruitière is the largest grower of fruit (bananas, pineapple and
tomatoes) in the ACP zone and one of the leading fruit operators in Europe. It
employs more than 18,000 people in the world. www.compagniefruitiere.fr
Dole Fresh Fruit Europe OHG
D- 20097 Hamburg
Tel.:+49 (0)40 32906-0
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