Chiquita Brands International, Inc. yesterday reported second quarter 2001 earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of $47 million compared to $69 million for the second quarter of 2000. Second quarter earnings before interest and taxes were $24 million in 2001 and $44 million in 2000. The Company reported an after-tax loss of $9 million ($.16 per share) before $2 million ($.03 per share) of parent company debt restructuring costs in the current quarter. In the second quarter of 2000, earnings were $11 million ($.10 per share) before an extraordinary gain of $2 million ($.03 per share) from debt prepayments.