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Case Status:    SETTLED
On or around 07/18/2017 (Date of order of final judgment)

Filing Date: December 09, 2015

According to the law firm press release, the Complaint alleges that during the Class Period defendants Dole and its senior executive officers conducted a fraudulent scheme to acquire the publicly held shares of Dole and convert the Company to a privately-held enterprise owned by Dole's Chairman of the Board and CEO. To implement their scheme, Dole and its executive officers made a series of materially false and misleading negative statements about the Company's operations and finances, and omitted to disclose material information, with the intention of deceiving the investing public and artificially lowering the price of Dole's stock so that Defendant could buy the Company at an artificially depressed price.

On April 14, 2016, the Court issued an Order appointing Lead Plaintiffs and Lead Counsel. Lead Plaintiffs filed an amended and consolidated complaint on June 23.

On March 9, 2017, the parties entered into a Stipulation of Settlement. This Settlement was preliminarily approved on March 16. On July 18, 2017, the Court granted final approval of the Settlement and entered judgment in this case.

COMPANY INFORMATION:

Sector: Consumer Non-Cyclical
Industry: Food Processing
Headquarters: United States

SECURITIES INFORMATION:

Ticker Symbol: DOLE
Company Market: New York SE
Market Status: Public (Listed)

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COURT: D. Delaware
DOCKET #: 15-CV-01140
JUDGE:
DATE FILED: 12/09/2015
CLASS PERIOD START: 01/02/2013
CLASS PERIOD END: 10/31/2013
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP (Former New York)
    1285 Avenue of the Americas, 33rd Floor, Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP (Former New York), NY 10019
    212.554.1400 212.554.1444 · blbg@blbglaw.com
  2. Friedlander & Gorris, P.A.
    222 Delaware Avenue, Suite 1400, Friedlander & Gorris, P.A., DE 19801
    (302) 573-3500 ·
No Document Title Filing Date
COURT: D. Delaware
DOCKET #: 15-CV-01140
JUDGE:
DATE FILED: 06/23/2016
CLASS PERIOD START: 01/02/2013
CLASS PERIOD END: 10/31/2013
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP (Former New York)
    1285 Avenue of the Americas, 33rd Floor, Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP (Former New York), NY 10019
    212.554.1400 212.554.1444 · blbg@blbglaw.com
  2. Entwistle & Cappucci LLP
    299 Park Avenue, 14th Floor, Entwistle & Cappucci LLP, NY 10171
    212.894.7200 212.894.7272 · info@entwistle-law.com
  3. Friedlander & Gorris, P.A.
    222 Delaware Avenue, Suite 1400, Friedlander & Gorris, P.A., DE 19801
    (302) 573-3500 ·
No Document Title Filing Date