Alico Special Committee for Troutman Litigation Issues Report Which Determines That It is Not in Alico's Best Interest to Pursue the Derivative Litigation

LABELLE, Fla., June 3, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alico, Inc., (Nasdaq:ALCO), a leading landholder and land management company located in south Florida announced today that the Special Committee of Independent Directors of Alico's Board of Directors, which was constituted to investigate the allegations of a shareholder derivative action previously filed by Baxter Troutman, has completed its investigation and determined that it would not be in Alico's best interest to pursue such litigation. Accordingly, the Company has filed a motion to dismiss the litigation based upon the findings of the Special Committee of independent directors. A copy of the report has been filed with the Court, and it and the other pleadings in the case are available from the Clerk of the Circuit in Polk County Florida by reference to the matter of Baxter G. Troutman, Plaintiff, vs. John R. Alexander, John D. Alexander, Defendants, and Alico, Inc. Nominal Defendant, Case No. 08-CA-10178 Circuit Court, 10th Judicial Circuit, Polk County, Florida.

About Alico, Inc.

Alico, Inc., a land management company operating in Central and Southwest Florida, owns approximately 135,500 acres of land located in Collier, Glades, Hendry, Lee and Polk counties. Alico is involved in various agricultural operations and real estate activities. Alico's mission is to grow its asset values through its agricultural and real estate activities to produce superior long-term returns for its shareholders.

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