Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. (ticker: FDP, exchange: New York Stock Exchange (.N))
News Release -
Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. Declares Cash Dividend
CORAL GABLES, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 5, 2005--Fresh Del Monte
Produce Inc. (NYSE:FDP), today announced that the board of directors
has declared the regular quarterly cash dividend of twenty cents
($0.20) per share, payable on March 8, 2005, to shareholders of record
on February 10, 2005.
Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. is a leading, vertically integrated
producer, marketer and distributor of high quality fresh fruit and
vegetables and a producer and marketer of processed fruit in Europe,
Middle East and Africa. Fresh Del Monte markets its products worldwide
under the Del Monte(R) brand, a symbol of product quality, freshness
and reliability since 1892.
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements
regarding the intents, beliefs or current expectations of the Company
or its officers with respect to various matters. These forward-looking
statements are based on information currently available to the Company
and the Company assumes no obligation to update these statements. It
is important to note that these forward-looking statements are not
guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties.
The Company's actual results may differ materially from those in the
forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors,
including those described under the caption "Key Information - Risk
Factors" in Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc.'s Form 20-F for the year
ended December 26, 2003.
Note to the Editor: This release and other press releases are
available on the Company's web site, http://www.freshdelmonte.com.
Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc., Coral Gables
Christine Cannella, 305-520-8433
SOURCE: Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc.