Company:  DOLE FOOD CO INC
Form Type:  8-K
Filing Date:  11/1/2013 
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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  FORM 8-K
    SECTION 2 FINANCIAL INFORMATION
      Item 2.01. Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets.
    SECTION 3 SECURITIES AND TRADING MARKETS
      Item 3.01. Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a ...
      Item 3.03. Material Modification to Rights of Security Holders.
    SECTION 5 CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
      Item 5.01. Changes in Control of Registrant.
      Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; ...
      Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
    SECTION 8 OTHER EVENTS
      Item 8.01. Other Events.
    SECTION 9 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS
      Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
    SIGNATURES
    Exhibit Index
  EXHIBIT 99.1
  EXHIBIT 99.2
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