Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   May 26, 2011

Chiquita Brands International, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

New Jersey 1-1550 04-1923360
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
250 East Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio   45202
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   513-784-8000

Not Applicable
Former name or former address, if changed since last report


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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

The company held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on May 26, 2011. A total of 39,017,395 shares were represented in person or by proxy at the 2011 Annual Meeting and the company’s shareholders took the following actions:

Proposal No. 1: Election of Directors

Shareholders elected each of the eight nominees for director to serve for a term to expire at the 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders based on the following votes:

Name   Votes For   Votes Withheld   Broker Non-Votes
Fernando Aguirre
    33,824,864       695,218       4,497,313  
Kerrii B. Anderson
    33,899,098       620,984       4,497,313  
Howard W. Barker, Jr.
    34,356,453       163,629       4,497,313  
William H. Camp
    31,056,876       3,463,206       4,497,313  
Clare M. Hasler-Lewis
    34,357,471       162,611       4,497,313  
Jaime Serra
    33,897,987       622,095       4,497,313  
Jeffrey N. Simmons
    33,810,233       709,849       4,497,313  
Steven P. Stanbrook
    34,127,041       393,041       4,497,313  

Following his election as a director, the Board of Directors appointed Mr. Simmons to serve on the Audit Committee and the Food Innovation, Safety and Technology Committee of the Board.

Proposal No. 2: Advisory (Non-Binding) Vote on Executive Compensation

Shareholders recommended, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the company’s named executive officers as set forth in the Company’s proxy statement for its 2011 Annual Meeting of Shareholders pursuant to SEC compensation disclosure rules (including the Compensation Discussion and Analysis, the executive compensation tables and the narrative disclosures that accompany the compensation tables) by the following vote:

Votes For   Votes Against   Abstentions   Broker Non-Votes
    4,910,159       195,401       4,497,313  

Proposal No. 3: Advisory (Non-Binding) Vote on the Future Frequency of Executive Compensation

Shareholders recommended, on an advisory basis, that the company conduct future shareholder advisory votes on named executive compensation on an annual basis, by the following vote:

3 Years   2 Years   1 Year   Abstentions   Broker Non-Votes
    34,800       26,617,166       28,204       4,497,313  

The Board of Directors has considered the shareholder vote regarding the frequency of shareholder advisory votes on named executive officer compensation and determined that it will hold an advisory vote on its named executive officer compensation every year until the next vote on frequency, which is expected to occur at the 2017 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.

Proposal No. 4: Ratification of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

Shareholders ratified the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2011 based on the following votes:

Votes For   Votes Against   Abstentions   Broker Non-Votes
    263,095       26,809       0  


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.

    Chiquita Brands International, Inc.
May 31, 2011   By:   /s/James E. Thompson
        Name: James E. Thompson
        Title: Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary