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Form 8-K for DOLE FOOD CO INC


28-May-2013

Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits


Item 8.01. Other Events

On May 28, 2013, Dole Food Company, Inc. issued a press release reporting:
(i) its Board of Directors has approved updating the Company's owned vessel fleet, with the acquisition of three new specialty built refrigerated container ships for its U.S. West Coast operations, costing approximately $165 million, for a phased delivery in the late 2015 to early 2016 time frame; (ii) the indefinite suspension of the previously announced share repurchase program for up to $200 million of its outstanding common stock; and (iii) that the volatility in its strawberry business has been especially pronounced during the first half of 2013 due to unusual weather conditions. The text of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

By action of the Board of Directors on May 23, 2013, the composition of the committees of the Board of Directors will be as follows, effective immediately:

Audit Committee: Andrew Conrad (Chair); Elaine Chao; E. Rolland Dickson

Corporate Compensation and Benefits Committee: Elaine Chao (Chair); Andrew Conrad; E. Rolland Dickson; Sherry Lansing

Executive Committee: David H. Murdock (Chair); C. Michael Carter; David A. DeLorenzo

Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee: E. Rolland Dickson (Chair); Elaine Chao; Sherry Lansing



Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits:

99.1 Press Release, dated May 28, 2013, reporting: (i) that the Board of Directors of Dole Food Company, Inc. has approved updating the Company's owned vessel fleet; (ii) the indefinite suspension of the previously announced share repurchase program for up to $200 million of its outstanding common stock; and (iii) that the volatility in its strawberry business has been especially pronounced during the first half of 2013 due to unusual weather conditions.


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