(Address of Principal Executive Offices and Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (818) 879-6600
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On March 18, 2009, Dole Food Company, Inc. will be providing certain information to
purchasers of Dole’s new senior secured notes due 2014. This information includes Dole’s
audited financial statements for the three years ended January 3, 2009
Exhibit 99.1 hereto. Dole Food Company, Inc., as a voluntary filer, is not subject to Regulation FD
and accordingly this information is filed under Item 8.01.