Company:  DOLE FOOD CO INC
Form Type:  8-K
Filing Date:  2/25/2013 
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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