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Founded in Hawaii in 1851, Dole Food Company, Inc., with 2010 revenues of $6.9 billion, is the world's largest producer and marketer of high-quality fresh fruit and fresh vegetables. Dole markets a growing line of packaged and frozen foods, and is a produce industry leader in nutrition education and research. The Company does business in more than 90 countries and employs, on average, 36,000 full-time, regular employees and 23,000 full-time seasonal or temporary employees, worldwide.
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DOLE FOOD COMPANY, INC. ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF JOHN T. SCHOUTEN TO PRESIDENT, DOLE FRESH FLOWERS

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, California - May 21, 2002

Dole Food Company, Inc. (NYSE: DOL) Tuesday announced the appointment of John T. Schouten to President, Dole Fresh Flowers. In his new position, Mr. Schouten will report directly to Lawrence A. Kern, Dole Food Company President and Chief Operating Officer. 

Mr. Schouten joined Dole in 1985. Prior to this promotion, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of all commodity operations for Dole Worldwide Vegetables. He earned his BA degree from the University of Oregon. 

Lawrence A. Kern stated: "John's background in the commodity business has afforded him a wealth of experience that can be applied to the company's fresh-cut flower operations."

Dole Food Company, Inc., with 2001 revenues of $4.5 billion, is the world's largest producer and marketer of high-quality fresh fruit, fresh vegetables and fresh-cut flowers, and markets a growing line of packaged foods.