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Chiquita Brands appoints Lonergan President and CEO

October 3, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Chiquita Brands announced that Edward F. Lonergan has been appointed President and CEO, effective Oct. 8.

Lonergan succeeds Fernando Aguirre, who previously announced his plan to step down as Chairman, President and CEO of Chiquita. Lonergan has also been appointed to the company''s Board of Directors.

Kerrii B. Anderson has been named non-executive Chairwoman of the Board of Directors, also effective Oct. 8. Lonergan most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Diversey, Inc., a leading global provider of sustainable cleaning, sanitation and hygiene solutions.