Company:  DOLE FOOD CO INC
Form Type:  10-K
Filing Date:  3/15/2012 
CIK:  0000018169 
Address:  ONE DOLE DRIVE 
City, State, Zip:  WESTLAKE VILLAGE, California 91362 
Telephone:  (818) 879-6600 
Fiscal Year:  01/03 
Description of Business
Dole Food Company, Inc. was founded in Hawaii in 1851 and was incorporated under the laws of Hawaii in 1894. Dole reincorporated as a Delaware corporation in July 2001. Unless the context otherwise requires, Dole Food Company, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries are referred to in this report as the �Company,� �Dole� and �we.� On September 17, 2012, Dole entered into an acquisition agreement with ITOCHU Corporation (�ITOCHU�), pursuant to which ITOCHU will buy from Dole its worldwide packaged foods and Asia fresh produce businesses (collectively, �Dole Asia�) for $1.685 billion in cash. We refer to this transaction as the �sale transaction.� The sale transaction is expected to close on April 1, 2013. The operations of Dole Asia consist of Dole�s Packaged Foods reportable operating segment and the Asia fresh produce business, which is a component of Dole�s Fresh Fruit reportable operating segment (�Asia Fresh�).
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  FORM 10-K
    PART I
      Item 1. Business
      Legal Proceedings
      Item 1A. Risk Factors
      Item 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments
      Item 2. Properties
      Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures
    PART II
      Item 5. Market for Registrant's Common Equity, Related ...
      Item 6. Selected Financial Data
      Item 7. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial ...
        Results of Operations
        Liquidity and Capital Resources
      Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About ...
      Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data
        REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
        REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
        INCOME STATEMENT
        BALANCE SHEET
        CASH FLOW
        STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY
        Note 1 - Nature of Operations
          BALANCE SHEET
          BALANCE SHEET
          INCOME STATEMENT
          INCOME STATEMENT
      Item 9. Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on ...
      Item 9A. Controls and Procedures
      Item 9B. Other Information
    PART III
      Item 10. Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance
      Item 11. Executive Compensation
      Item 12. Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners ...
      Item 13. Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, ...
      Item 14. Principal Accountant Fees and Services
    PART IV
      Item 15. Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules
    SIGNATURES
    VALUATION AND QUALIFYING ACCOUNTS
    Exhibit Index
  EXHIBIT 12
    RATIO COMPUTATION
  EXHIBIT 21
    SUBSIDIARIES
  EXHIBIT 23
    CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
  EXHIBIT 31.1
    CERTIFICATIONS
  EXHIBIT 31.2
    CERTIFICATIONS
  EXHIBIT 32.1
    CERTIFICATION OF CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF
  EXHIBIT 32.2
    CERTIFICATION OF CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER OF
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