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Chiquita Brands International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, markets and distributes bananas and pineapples, packaged salads, and other fresh produce primarily in the United States, Central America, Europe, and the Middle East. Its Bananas segment purchases, produces, transports, markets, and distributes bananas under the Chiquita brand to grocery retailers, ripeners, and wholesalers. The company’s Salads and Healthy Snacks segment offers packaged and ready-to-eat salads under the Fresh Express and private labels; fresh vegetable and fruit ingredients used in foodservice; healthy snacks, including single-serve fruit snacks under the Chiquita brand name; and banana puree and other processed fruit ingredients to food manufacturers and quick service restaurants. This segment also sells fresh-cut produce, such as lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, cabbage, and onions to foodservice distributors; and purchases, processes, packages, and distributes various fresh-cut apples. Its Other Produce segment markets and distributes pineapples and other produce items. The company also licenses its Chiquita brand to third parties. Chiquita Brands International, Inc. was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

20,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/4/14
Founded in 1899

chiquita brands intl (CQB) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Direct...
Total Annual Compensation: $900.0K
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $311.0K
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $500.0K
Chief Legal Officer, Executive Vice President...
Total Annual Compensation: $595.0K
Chief People Officer and Executive Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $460.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

chiquita brands intl (CQB) Key Developments

Investor Files Lawsuit Against Chiquita Brands International Inc. to Stop the Proposal of Takeover by Fyffes plc

The Shareholders Foundation Inc. announced that an investor, who currently holds shares of Chiquita Brands International Inc. (CQB), filed a lawsuit in effort to stop the proposed takeover of Chiquita Brands International Inc. by Fyffes plc. On March 10, 2014, Chiquita Brands International Inc. and Fyffes plc announced that the Boards of Directors of both companies have approved an agreement under which Chiquita Brands International Inc. will combine with Fyffes plc. On August 11, 2014, Chiquita Brands International Inc. confirmed that it has received an offer from the Cutrale Group and the Safra Group to acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Chiquita at a price of $13.00 per share in cash to Chiquita shareholders. On August 14, 2014, Chiquita Brands International Inc. rejected the offer. Then on September 26, 2014, Chiquita Brands International Inc. (CQB) and Fyffes plc announced that the Boards of Directors of both companies have approved a revised agreement for the proposed combination of Chiquita Brands International Inc. and Fyffes plc. However, the plaintiff claims that the implied value that CQB shareholders were to receive pursuant to the original Fyffes transaction announced on March 10, 2014 was only approximately $10 and that the revised transaction announced on September 26, 2014 would only value the Chiquita shares at $11.89 per share. The plaintiff also says that under the new terms of the transaction, the Termination Fee increased from 1.0% of its equity value to 3.5% of its equity value, should Chiquita Brands International accept a 'Superior Proposal', or negotiate with an unsolicited 'Alternative Proposal'' and that this alleged onerous Termination Fee is a deal protection device that substantially reduces the possibility that Chiquita Brands International Inc. would be sold to Cutrale-Safra, or any other third-party bidder, as any competing bidder would essentially be required to pay a naked premium for the right to provide Chiquita Brands International's stockholders with a superior offer.

Chiquita Brands International Inc. Appoints Craig Stephen as Senior Vice President

Chiquita Brands International Inc. announced that it has appointed Craig Stephen as the new senior vice president, or SVP, of sales & marketing for Fresh Express. Mr. Stephen will have responsibility for Fresh Express sales, marketing and customer service operations, as the company continues to provide expanded category offerings in retail value-added and private label salads. Mr. Stephen served more than twenty years with Chiquita, leading the turnaround of the Company's North America Banana business from 2007 to 2012 as vice president & General Manager for the company North America. He grew his career with Chiquita in a variety of global operational and planning roles in North America, Europe and Asia. Most recently, Mr. Stephen has been the Chief Strategy Officer for N2N Global. He has been a member of or contributor to a number of industry associations. Mr. Stephen has served the produce industry through his involvement in the Produce Marketing Association where he is currently on the Board of Directors and a member of various PMA Committees.

Chiquita Brands International, Inc. Announces Guatemala Port Expansion

Chiquita Brands International Inc. has announced the opening of the expanded and renovated port facilities at Terminal Ferroviaria de Puerto Barrios, Guatemala. The Puerto Barrios expansion and renovation is part of Chiquita's previously announced reconfiguration of shipping rotations. Chiquita's current US-Gulf shipping rotation will be replaced with larger, more efficient vessels allowing for some costs and stowage capacity to be shared with a third-party shipping partner, resulting in lower per unit shipping costs for both.


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