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Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Investigation of Dole Food Company, Inc.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Investigation of Dole Food Company, Inc.

18:48 EDT Monday, June 17, 2013

BENSALEM, Pa. (Business Wire) -- Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces that it is investigating potential claims against the Board of Directors of Dole Food Company, Inc. (“Dole” or the “Company”) (NYSE:DOLE) related to the proposed acquisition of the Company by its Chief Executive Officer, David Murdock. The transaction is valued at approximately $645 million or $12.00 per share.

This investigation concerns whether the Board of Directors of Dole breached their fiduciary duties to stockholders by failing to adequately shop the Company before agreeing to enter into the proposed transaction, and whether the Company has disclosed all material information to shareholders about the transaction. The Company has seen substantial recent growth.

If you are a shareholder of Dole, if you have information or would like to learn more about our investigation, or if you wish to discuss these matters or have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Howard G. Smith, Esquire, of Law Offices of Howard G. Smith, 3070 Bristol Pike, Suite 112, Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020 by telephone at (215) 638-4847, Toll Free at (888) 638-4847, or by email to howardsmith@howardsmithlaw.com, or visit our website at http://www.howardsmithlaw.com.

Law Offices of Howard G. Smith
Howard G. Smith, Esquire
(215) 638-4847, Toll Free at (888) 638-4847
howardsmith@howardsmithlaw.com
http://www.howardsmithlaw.com

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