Alico Receives a $7.0 Million Settlement

LA BELLE, Fla., March 20, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alico, Inc. (Nasdaq:ALCO), a land management company, announced that it had executed a Settlement Agreement with a vendor that resulted in a $7.0 million payment to Alico on March 20, 2009.

Under the agreement, the vendor admits no wrongdoing and stipulates that Alico cannot divulge the vendor's name or the agreement's circumstances. Alico will recognize the payment as non-operating income during its second quarter ending March 31, 2009.

Steven M. Smith, President and Principal Executive Officer, noted, "We are pleased to settle this dispute in a manner that is very beneficial to our stockholders and the Company."

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.

Statements in this press release that are not statements of historical or current fact constitute "forward-looking statements"' within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other unknown factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from the historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained herein are also subject generally to other risks and uncertainties that are described from time to time in the Company's reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.