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United States


Washington, D.C. 20549




Current Report

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


May 7, 2024

Date of Report (date of earliest event reported)


Limoneira Company

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)


Delaware   001-34755   77-0260692
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)   (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer Identification Number)


1141 Cummings Road

Santa Paula, CA 93060

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)


(805) 525-5541

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


¨Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
¨Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
¨Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
¨Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))


Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of Each Class Trading Symbol(s) Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share LMNR

The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC

(NASDAQ Global Select Market)


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).


Emerging growth company ¨


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨







Item 8.01Other Events


On May 7, 2024, Limoneira Company, a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), issued a press release announcing that the Santa Paula City Council has approved a proposal to increase the amount of entitled dwelling units at Harvest at Limoneira (“Harvest”) from 1,500 to 2,050. Harvest is the Company’s master planned community developed with its joint venture partner, The Lewis Group of Companies. The foregoing description of the press release is qualified entirely by reference to the complete text of the press release furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits



99.1Press Release, dated May 7, 2024.


104Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Dated: May 7, 2024 LIMONEIRA COMPANY
  By: /s/ Mark Palamountain
    Mark Palamountain
    Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer




Exhibit 99.1


Limoneira’s Joint Venture with Lewis Group of Companies Announces Approval
for Additional 550 Dwelling Units in Harvest at Limoneira Development Project


Total Number of Entitled Lots for the Development Project Grows 37% from 1,500 Dwelling Units to 2,050 Dwelling Units


Limoneira Increases Phase 3 of Harvest at Limoneira by 250 Single-Family Homesites and Adds 300 Rental Homes to the Project


SANTA PAULA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE—May 7, 2024 -- Limoneira Company (the “Company” or “Limoneira”) (Nasdaq: LMNR), a diversified citrus growing, packing, selling and marketing company with related agribusiness activities and real estate development operations, announced today that the Santa Paula City Council has approved the proposal brought forward by the Company’s real estate development joint venture with The Lewis Group of Companies (“Lewis”) to increase the number of entitled lots in the Harvest at Limoneira master planned community (“Harvest”) from 1,500 dwelling units to 2,050 dwelling units. The Santa Paula City Council approved an amendment allowing for the 550 unit increase on April 3, 2024. The 550-unit increase will provide 250 additional single family for-sale homesites within Phase 3 of Harvest. Additionally, the Company in partnership with Lewis plans to construct 300 multi-family rental homes on a mixed-use portion of the project. The last lot sales in Phase 1 of Harvest closed back in October of 2023. Phase 1 is comprised of 707 residential units, 586 of which have already been sold to home buyers and the remaining 121 will be constructed by Lennar and Richmond American Homes. Phase 2 of Harvest closed on April 30, 2024, and is comprised of 554 residential homesites.


Harold Edwards, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Limoneira Company, stated, “We appreciate the Santa Paula City Council’s continued support of what we are trying to achieve at Harvest and believe their approval to increase the total number of units speaks to the excellent value our development project brings to the city. We honor our tradition of being great stewards, not only to the land we cultivate but also to our community and believe this is the reason we have been one of only two real estate development projects in Ventura County to receive approval via a SOAR vote. We plan to provide an update to our anticipated cash flow projections for Harvest at Limoneira when we release our second quarter financial results in June.”


Harvest at Limoneira is a well-balanced, comprehensively designed community providing a range of new housing options near the Pacific Ocean. Boasting scenic views, and close proximity to parks, hiking trails and popular retail destinations, this exceptional community continues to attract strong interest from new home buyers throughout Southern California.


About Limoneira Company


Limoneira Company, a 131-year-old international agribusiness headquartered in Santa Paula, California, has grown to become one of the premier integrated agribusinesses in the world. Limoneira (lē moñ âra) is a dedicated sustainability company with 11,000 acres of rich agricultural lands, real estate properties, and water rights in California, Arizona, Chile and Argentina. The Company is a leading producer of lemons, avocados and other crops that are enjoyed throughout the world. For more about Limoneira Company, visit www.limoneira.com.





Forward-Looking Statements


This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements are based on Limoneira’s current expectations about future events and can be identified by terms such as “expect,” “may,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “should be,” “will be,” “is likely to,” “strive to,” and similar expressions referring to future periods.


Limoneira believes the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable but cannot guarantee future results, level of activity, performance or achievements. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Therefore, Limoneira cautions you against relying on any of these forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause future outcomes to differ materially from those foreseen in forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: success in executing the Company’s business plans and strategies, including the review and evaluation of strategic transactions; the process by which the Company engages in its evaluation of strategic transactions; the outcome of potential future strategic transactions and the terms thereof; the possibility that the evaluation of potential strategic transactions will not realize any additional value to our stockholders, and managing the risks involved in the foregoing; additional impacts from the current COVID-19 pandemic, changes in laws, regulations, rules, quotas, tariffs and import laws; weather conditions that affect production, transportation, storage, import and export of fresh product; increased pressure from crop disease, insects and other pests; disruption of water supplies or changes in water allocations; disruption in the global supply chain; pricing and supply of raw materials and products; market responses to industry volume pressures; pricing and supply of energy; changes in interest and currency exchange rates; availability of financing for land development activities; political changes and economic crises; international conflict; acts of terrorism; labor disruptions, strikes or work stoppages; loss of important intellectual property rights; inability to pay debt obligations; inability to engage in certain transactions due to restrictive covenants in debt instruments; government restrictions on land use; and market and pricing risks due to concentrated ownership of stock. Other risks and uncertainties include those that are described in Limoneira’s SEC filings that are available on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. Limoneira undertakes no obligation to subsequently update or revise the forward-looking statements made in this press release, except as required by law.


John Mills
Managing Partner
ICR 646-277-1254


Corporate Communications:

Michael Gonzales

Marketing Manager

Limoneira Company

805-525-5541 ext. 1069