SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report: May 9, 2012
DOLE FOOD COMPANY, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
One Dole Drive
Westlake Village, California 91362
(Address of Principal Executive Offices and Zip Code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (818) 879-6600
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
On May 9, 2012, Dole is mailing to its stockholders the notice attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1. Per the notice, in order to permit maximum participation in person by Doles directors and executive officers, Doles 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders has been postponed by three business days, and will be held on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. local time, at Dole World Headquarters, One Dole Drive, Westlake Village, California, instead of Thursday, May 24, 2012, as previously announced..
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.