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CHIQUITA ANNOUNCES PUBLIC OFFERING OF 250 MILLION SENIOR NOTES DUE 2004

 CHIQUITA ANNOUNCES PUBLIC OFFERING OF
 250 MILLION SENIOR NOTES DUE 2004
 CINCINNATI, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Chiquita Brands International Inc. ("Chiquita") (NYSE: CQB), announced the public offering of $250 million aggregate principal amount of 9-5/8 percent Senior Notes due 2004. The Senior Notes are being offered to the public at 98.753 percent and have been rated Ba1 by Moody's Investors Service Inc. and BB+ by Standard and Poor's Corporation.
 Lehman Brothers, BT Securities Corporation, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation and Salomon Brothers Inc are the underwriters for the offering.
 The proceeds of the offering will be used for general corporate purposes, which may include acquisitions of and investments in foreign or domestic food-related businesses, agricultural land and production and transportation facilities and other capital expenditures, and repayment of debt.
 Chiquita is a leading international marketer, processor and producer of quality fresh and prepared food products.
 This announcement is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy these securities. Any offer is made only by the Prospectus and related Prospectus Supplement, copies of which are obtainable in any state from Lehman Brothers, BT Securities Corporation, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation and Salomon Bothers Inc, and such other dealers as may lawfully offer these securities in such state.
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 /CONTACT: Sandra W. Heimann of Chiquita Brands International, 513-784-8011/
 (CQB) CO: Chiquita Brands International, Inc. ST: Ohio IN: FOD SU:


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