SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) February 3, 2005
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Florida 0-261 59-0906081
(State or other jurisdiction (Commission (IRS Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
Post Office Box 338, La Belle, Florida 33975
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code (863) 675-2966
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Item 8.01 Other events.
Incorporated by reference is a press release issued by the Registrant on February 3, 2005, attached as Exhibit 01, announcing the postponement of its annual meeting of shareholders.
Item 8.01. Exhibits.
( c ) Exhibit
Exhibit 01 - Press release announcing the postponement of the annual meeting of shareholders.
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 hereunto duly authorized.
ALICO, INC .
Date: February 3, 2005
By: /s/ W. Bernard Lester
W. Bernard Lester
President and Chief Executive Officer
01 Press release issued February 3, 2005
La Belle, Florida
Alico Announces the Postponement of its Annual Meeting of Stockholders
LaBelle, Fla., February 3, 2005. Alico, Inc., (Nasdaq: ALCO) announced yesterday that its annual meeting of stockholders scheduled for February 11, 2005 has been postponed until further notice. The Company announced yesterday the resignation of directors Richard C. Ackert, William L. Barton, Larry A. Carter, Stephen M. Mulready and Thomas E. Oakley, who also declined to stand for reelection as directors at the annual meeting of the Alico stockholders. As a result of these resignations the remaining Board members will identify a new slate of nominees to be proposed to the stockholders. Alico will set a new record date and provide additional information with respect to the rescheduled annual meeting in a revised proxy statement, which will include information about the new slate of directors. This information will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and distributed to stockholders as promptly as practicable after a new slate of directors is proposed.
Any questions regarding this release should be directed to W. Bernard Lester, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alico at 863-675-2966.
Alico, Inc. is an agribusiness company operating in Central and Southwest Florida. The Company owns approximately 141,000 acres of land located in Collier, Hendry, Lee and Polk Counties. The Company is involved in various operations and activities including citrus fruit production, cattle ranching, sugarcane and sod production, and forestry. The Company also leases land for farming, cattle grazing, recreation, and oil exploration.