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Chiquita Elects Jeffrey Simmons To Board Of Directors

CINCINNATI, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chiquita Brands International, Inc. (NYSE: CQB) today announced that Chiquita shareholders elected Jeffrey Simmons, 44, to the board of directors at the 2011 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.  Mr. Simmons will serve on the Audit Committee and the Food Innovation, Safety and Technology Committee of the Board.

Simmons serves as senior vice president of Eli Lilly and Company and president of Elanco Animal Health, the animal health division of Lilly.  He brings more than 20 years of management experience from a customer-focused, innovation-driven global company that develops and markets products to improve animal health, protein production and food safety.  

"We welcome Jeff to Chiquita's board," said Fernando Aguirre, chairman and chief executive officer.  "His leadership and execution of strategic and transformation goals enhance an already strong group of independent board members and will help us to achieve Chiquita's sustainable growth strategy."

Throughout Simmons' career at Elanco he has driven revenues by looking at the animal health industry through an innovative, consumer-focused perspective. He joined Lilly in 1989 and has held numerous positions within Elanco, including executive director of global strategy, operations and research and development; area director, Western Europe; and country director for Brazil. He has managed Elanco's international marketing for cattle and poultry and has also held other marketing and sales management positions in Elanco's domestic and international areas.

"It's a pleasure to join the board of directors of a global company with such iconic consumer brands," said Simmons.  "I believe my experience with branding and food safety at Elanco will have an important role in helping Chiquita achieve its mission and further create shareholder value.  Just as I hope to contribute to Chiquita, I look forward to gaining from their deep understanding of the consumer retail food markets."

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