DUBLIN — Dole plc, a newly-created company to be formed through the combination of Total Produce plc and Dole Food Company, Inc., announced July 2 that it has filed a registration statement on Form F-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed initial public offering of its ordinary shares. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined. The initial public offering is subject to market and other conditions. Dole plc intends to list its ordinary shares on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “DOLE”.
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Deutsche Bank Securities and Davy will act as lead book-running managers for the proposed offering. BofA Securities, BMO Capital Markets and Rabo Securities will act as book-running managers for the proposed offering. Stephens Inc. will act as co-manager for the proposed offering.
A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the SEC but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold, nor may offers to buy be accepted, prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
The combination of Total Produce plc and Dole Food Company, Inc. to form Dole plc will bring together two complementary, synergistic and culturally aligned organizations each with more than 150 years of history in the fresh produce industry.
Dole plc will be one of the world’s largest producers of fresh bananas and pineapples, and one of the leaders in value added salads and fresh packed vegetables in the United States. It will also have a growing presence in categories such as berries, avocados, and organic produce.
Dole plc will offer over 300 products grown and sourced both locally and globally from over 30 countries in various regions, and distributed and marketed in over 80 countries, across retail, wholesale, and foodservice channels.
Dole plc’s goal is to build a healthier, more sustainable tomorrow by increasing per capita consumption of fruits and vegetables today with a clear vision to “Make the World a Healthier Place.”