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Chiquita Brands International Promotes Jeffery M. Zalla to Corporate Responsibility Officer and Vice President of Corporate Communications

Submitted by: Chiquita Brands International, Inc.

Categories: Corporate Governance

Posted: Nov 26, 2001 – 11:00 PM EST


Nov. 26 /CSRwire/ - Chiquita Brands International, Inc. today announced that Jeffrey M. Zalla has been promoted to the new position of Corporate Responsibility Officer and Vice President, Corporate Communications. He reports to Steven G. Warshaw, President and Chief Executive Officer of Chiquita.

"This appointment recognizes Jeff's contributions to our leadership vision for Chiquita, and it reflects the importance of Corporate Responsibility and effective communications to the Company's overall performance," said Mr. Warshaw. "Jeff has orchestrated our Corporate Responsibility efforts for the past three years, including our first Corporate Responsibility Report."

In his new role, Mr. Zalla continues to oversee the Corporate Responsibility practices, including the development of measurement, verification, accountability, communication and reporting systems. He also has overall responsibility for the Company's internal and external communication efforts.

He started with Chiquita as a Supervisor of Treasury Analysis in 1990, then moved to the Chiquita Banana Group, where he held a variety of financial and strategic planning positions, most recently as Vice President of Strategic Analysis.

Mr. Zalla graduated summa cum laude from Thomas More College in 1985 with a BA in Business Administration and Accounting. After working for Deloitte & Touche and earning his CPA, Jeff earned his MBA with distinction in Entrepreneurship and Real Estate from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1990.

Chiquita is a leading international marketer, producer and distributor of quality fresh fruits and vegetables and processed foods.

For more information, please contact:

Magnes Welsh Chiquita Brands International, Inc.
Phone: (513) 784-6325


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