Chiquita Brands International, Inc. (NYSE: CQB) today reported a fourth quarter 2000 loss of $69 million ($1.10 per share) before approximately $20 million ($.30 per share) of charges and write-downs of production and sourcing assets in the Company's Fresh Produce operations. For the year, Chiquita reported a loss of $75 million ($1.38 per share) before the charges and write-downs.