“We don’t expect anything that we don’t deserve,” Lonergan said during a session after today’s Chiquita shareholders meeting in the NASCAR Plaza building. Otherwise, the company has “over delivered” on promises to bring Chiquita employees to town as a part of the move, Lonergan says. As a part of the deal, the company plans to bring a total of 400 jobs to Charlotte as a part of the relocation.
“We’re committed to the city,” he adds. The North American headquarters for a merged ChiquitaFyffes would remain in Charlotte, including many of the C-level executives, Lonergan says. David McCann, the Fyffes chairman who will become chief executive of the combined, would also have an office in Charlotte but will be based in Dublin, he says.