Chiquita says Fyffes grants waiver to talk with Cutrale, Safra

lunes 8 de septiembre de 2014 07:33 GYT

Sept 8 (Reuters) - Banana producer Chiquita Brands International Inc said Fyffes Plc has granted a waiver to engage in discussions with juice maker Cutrale and investment firm Safra Group regarding their $611 million takeover bid.

Chiquita said it has sent a letter to the two firms, saying it was willing to hear another offer.

The U.S. fruit firm had last month rejected Cutrale and Safra's bid in favor of a merger with Ireland's Fyffes. (Reporting by Ramkumar Iyer in Bangalore; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)