BUZZ-Chiquita Brands International Inc: Cutrale-Safra sweetens bid

jueves 23 de octubre de 2014 12:16 GYT

** Banana producer's shares up 8.3 pct at $13.80

** Brazilian juice maker Grupo Cutrale and investment firm Safra Group raise bid to $14.50/share from $14.00

** Sweetened offer comes a day ahead of a meeting where Chiquita shareholders will vote on a merger with Ireland's Fyffes Plc

** Cutrale-Safra's offer represents a premium of 14 percent to Chiquita's closing price on Wednesday