LA BELLE, Fla., Jan. 22, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Alico, Inc. (Nasdaq:ALCO), a land management company, announced at its annual stockholders meeting held on Friday, January 18, 2008, the election by stockholders of JD Alexander, John R. Alexander, Robert E. Lee Caswell, Evelyn D'An, Phillip S. Dingle, Gregory T. Mutz, Charles Palmer, Robert J. Viguet, Jr. and Dr. Gordon Walker to serve on the Company's Board of Directors.
At its meeting following the Annual Stockholders meeting, the Board declared a regular quarterly dividend in the amount of $0.275 per share to be paid to shareholders of record as of April 30, 2008 with payment expected on or about May 16, 2008.
The Board also re-elected Mr. John R. Alexander as Chairman and Mr. Mutz as Lead Director, and made the following committee appointments:
Audit: Chairman: Phillip S. Dingle Financial Expert: Evelyn D'An Gregory T. Mutz Gordon Walker Compensation: Chairman: Charles L. Palmer Gregory T. Mutz Robert J. Viguet, Jr. Gordon Walker Nominating and Corporate Governance: Chairman: Gordon Walker Evelyn D'An Gregory T. Mutz Charles L. Palmer Strategy and Business Development: Chairman: Gordon Walker JD Alexander Phillip S. Dingle Gregory T. Mutz Charles L. Palmer Robert J. Viguet, Jr. The Board also elected the following officers: CEO: John R. Alexander President and COO: Dan L. Gunter SVP, CFO, Treasurer and Assistant Secretary: Patrick W. Murphy SVP, Human Resources and Information Technology: Michael R. Talaga SVP, Ag-Operations: Steven M. Smith Corporate Secretary: A. Denise Plair Director of Accounting, Controller and Assistant Treasurer: Jerald R. Koesters
About Alico, Inc.
Alico, Inc., a land management company operating in Central and Southwest Florida, owns approximately 135,500 acres of land located in Collier, Glades, Hendry, Lee and Polk counties. Alico is involved in various agricultural operations and real estate activities. Alico's mission is to grow its asset values through its agricultural and real estate activities to produce superior long-term returns for its shareholders.
Statements in this press release that are not statements of historical or current fact constitute "forward-looking statements"' within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other unknown factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from the historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained herein are also subject generally to other risks and uncertainties that are described from time to time in the Company's reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.