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Alico Updates Status on IRS Examinations


Alico, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALCO) announced that it has received a Revenue Agent's Report from the Internal Revenue Service dated March 9, 2011 pertaining to previously disclosed examinations of Alico, Inc., Agri-Insurance Company, Ltd. and Alico-Agri, Ltd. tax returns for the tax years ended August 31, 2005, 2006, 2007 and the one month transition period ended September 30, 2007.

The March 9, 2011 RAR requires Alico and its subsidiaries to either remit $13.0 million, consisting of $8.7 million in taxes and $4.3 million in penalties, or file a response within 30 days of the notice. Alico previously reported that on September 9, 2010 and October 28, 2010, the IRS issued RARs pursuant to its examinations of Alico, Agri-Insurance and Alico-Agri for the Dispute Period.

Based on the combined positions taken in the September 9, 2010, October 28, 2010 and March 9, 2011 RARs, the IRS has demanded additional taxes and penalties of $26.8 million, consisting of $14.5 million in taxes and $12.3 million in penalties. The RARs did not quantify the interest on the taxes.

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