Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. (NYSE: FDP) announced yesterday that it has been included in Standard & Poor's Stock Report service. The full report is available on the Internet via www.advisorinsight.com, www.personalwealth.com, www.AAII.com and on the Company's web site www.freshdelmonte.com. S&P's financial coverage program is one of the industry's best programs to broaden the dissemination of Fresh Del Monte's information and to continually update the investment community of our progress.

Fresh Del Monte is one of the world's largest producers and marketers of fresh fruit, vegetables and other produce. The Company grows, distributes, transports and markets its fresh products to more than 50 countries worldwide.

Safe Harbor Statement: This release may discuss future performance of the Company. Comments about expectations, plans and prospects constitute forward- looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. Actual results may differ materially from those contemplated in any forward-looking statements, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update any such statements. Risk factors are identified in the Company's December 31, 1999 Form 20-f on file at the Securities and Exchange Commission.