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CQB > SEC Filings for CQB > Form 8-K on 29-Oct-2012All Recent SEC Filings




Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Financial Statements

Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


On October 27, 2012, the Board of Directors of Chiquita Brands International, Inc. (the "Company") elected a new director, Ronald V. Waters III. Mr. Waters, age 60, has been a private investor since May 2010. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of LoJack Corporation, a global leader in finding and recovering a wide range of mobile assets including cars, from January 2009 to May 2010. From February 2007 to December 2008 he served as LoJack's Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Water's also served as a member of the Board of Directors of LoJack from February 2007 to May 2010. Prior to joining LoJack, Mr. Waters served as Chief Operating Officer of Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, a global leader in confections, from 2003 to 2006 and Chief Financial Officer from 1999 to 2003. He also currently serves as a director of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. and HNI Corporation.

Mr. Waters will receive the Company's standard compensation package for non-employee directors, which is described in the Company's proxy statement for its 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders in the section entitled "Compensation of Directors - Annual Compensation of Non-Employee Directors." Mr. Waters also will serve on the Board's Audit Committee.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

The following exhibit is furnished with this Current Report on Form 8-K:

Exhibit No.      Description
Exhibit 99.1     Press Release issued by Chiquita Brands International, Inc.,
                 dated as of October 29, 2012.

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