Unite Secures Legal Victory for Sacked Electricians and Heating Engineers

LONDON - Unite members who worked for an Ipswich firm have secured a legal victory
and substantial compensation following their successful claim at an
Employment Tribunal. Unite, the UK’s largest engineering union, has been
pursuing legal cases on behalf of 14 sacked members.

Arla Foods Intends to Acquire Friesland Foods Fresh Nijkerk

AMERSFOORT, The Netherlands - Arla Foods amba and Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. have reached agreement in
principle about the sale and purchase of all the shares in Friesland Foods
Fresh Nijkerk by Arla Foods. The transaction includes the Friesland Foods
Fresh Nijkerk fresh dairy business, its assets and the brands Breaker,
Milk&Fruit and Kwarkyoghurt. A ten-year licence agreement has been entered
into for the use of the Friesche Vlag brand for fresh dairy products in the
Netherlands only. The former Campina brand, Melkunie, is also part of the
transaction. The transaction is expected to be completed in the second
quarter of this year. FrieslandCampina is guaranteeing the supply of raw milk
to the factory in Nijkerk until 1 January 2017. The transfer of the Friesland
Foods Fresh operations to Arla Foods is partly dependent on European
Commission approval.

Chiquita Announces Attendance at the Second Jefferies Consumer Summit and Provides Updated Investor Presentation

CINCINNATI - Chiquita Brands International, Inc. (NYSE: CQB) today announced that
Fernando Aguirre, chief executive officer, and Jeffrey M. Zalla, chief
financial officer, will participate in the Second Jefferies Consumer Summit
on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 in New York City.

Chiquita Sets Annual Meeting Date of May 20, 2009

CINCINNATI - Chiquita Brands International, Inc. (NYSE: CQB) announced today that it
will hold its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on May 20, 2009, on the 28th
floor of the Chiquita Center at 250 East Fifth Street, Cincinnati. The record
date for determining shareholders entitled to vote at the meeting will be
March 23, 2009. In mid-April, the company will mail to shareholders of record
a notice of the meeting and information about accessing the proxy materials
online or obtaining paper copies.

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