contradicted by evidence of prior, contemporaneous or subsequent oral agreements


                                                                   Exhibit 10.2

                                AMENDMENT NO. 12

                            Dated as of July 22, 1998

         This TWELFTH AMENDMENT between UNITED FOODS, INC., a Delaware
corporation (the "Borrower"), and COOPERATIEVE CENTRALE

         PRELIMINARY STATEMENTS. The Borrower and the Bank have entered into a
Revolving Credit Agreement dated as of August 20, 1992 (as the same may be
amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, said Revolving
Credit Agreement being the "Credit Agreement"; the terms defined in the Credit
Agreement being used herein as therein defined). Each of the Borrower and the
Bank wishes to amend the Credit Agreement as hereinafter set forth.

         NOW, THEREFORE, the Borrower and the Bank hereby agree as follows:

         SECTION 1. Amendment to Credit Agreement. Section 1.01 and 6.09 of the
Credit Agreement is, effective as of the date hereof and subject to the
satisfaction of the conditions precedent set forth in Section 2 hereof, hereby
amended by deleting the date "August 31, 2000" appearing in such Sections and
substituting, in lieu thereof, the date "August 31, 2001".

         SECTION 2. Conditions of Effectiveness. This Amendment shall become
effective when, and only when, the Bank shall have received counterparts of this
Amendment executed by the Borrower.

         SECTION 3. Representations and Warranties of the Borrower. The Borrower
represents and warrants as follows:

         (a) The Borrower is a corporation duly organized, validly existing and
in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its incorporation.

         (b) The execution, delivery and performance by the Borrower of this
Amendment, and the Credit Agreement, as amended hereby, are within the
Borrower's corporate powers, have been duly authorized by all necessary
corporate action and do not contravene (i) the Borrower's charter or by-laws, or
(ii) law or any contractual restriction binding on or affecting the Borrower, or
result in, or require, the creation of any lien, security interest or other
charge or encumbrance upon or with respect to any of its properties.

         (c) No authorization, approval or other action by, and no notice to or
filing with, any governmental authority or regulatory body is required for the
due execution, delivery and performance by the Borrower of this Amendment or the
Credit Agreement, as amended hereby.

         (d) This Amendment and the Credit Agreement, as amended hereby,
constitute, legal, valid and binding obligations of the Borrower enforceable
against the Borrower in accordance with their respective terms, subject,
however, to the effect on such enforceability of (i) any applicable bankruptcy,
insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or similar laws affecting creditors'
rights generally and (ii) general principles of equity (regardless whether such
enforceability is considered in a proceeding in equity or at law).

         (e) There is no pending or threatened action or proceeding affecting
the Borrower or any of its subsidiaries before any court, governmental agency or
arbitrator, which may materially adversely affect the condition, financial or
otherwise, or operations of the Borrower.

         (f) No event has occurred and is continuing which constitutes an Event
of Default or would constitute an Event of Default but for the requirement that
notice be given or time elapse or both.

         SECTION 4. Reference to and Effect on the Credit Agreement. (a) Upon
the effectiveness of Section 1 hereof, on and after the date hereof, each
reference in the Credit Agreement to "this Agreement", "hereunder", "hereof",
"herein" or words of like import shall mean and be a reference to the Credit
Agreement as amended hereby, and each reference in the

Revolving Credit Note and the other Revolving Credit Loan Documents to the
Credit Agreement shall mean and be a reference to the Credit Agreement as
amended hereby.

         (b) Except as specifically amended above, the Credit Agreement and the
Revolving Credit Note shall remain in full force and effect and are hereby
ratified and confirmed in all respects.

         (c) The execution, delivery and effectiveness of this Amendment shall
not, except as expressly provided herein, operate as a waiver of any right,
power or remedy of the Bank under the Credit Agreement, nor constitute a waiver
of any provision of the Credit Agreement.

         SECTION 5. Costs, Expenses and Taxes. The Borrower agrees to pay on
demand all costs and expenses of the Bank in connection with the preparation,
execution and delivery of this Amendment and the other instruments and documents
to be delivered hereunder, including, without limitation, the reasonable fees
and out-of-pocket expenses of counsel (who may be in-house counsel) for the Bank
with respect thereto and with respect to advising the Bank as to its rights and
responsibilities hereunder and thereunder. In addition, the Borrower shall pay
any and all stamp and other taxes payable or determined to be payable in
connection with the execution and delivery of this Amendment and the other
instruments and documents to be delivered hereunder, and agrees to save the Bank
harmless from and against any and all liabilities with respect to or resulting
from any delay in paying or omission to pay such taxes.

         SECTION 6. Execution in Counterparts. This Amendment may be executed in
any number of counterparts, each of which when so executed and delivered shall
be deemed to be an original and all of which taken together shall constitute but
one and the same instrument.

         SECTION 7. Governing Law. This Amendment shall be governed by, and
construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York (without giving
effect to any conflicts of laws principles thereof).

         SECTION 8. Final Agreement. This Amendment represents the final
agreement between you and us as to the subject matter hereof and may not be
contradicted by evidence of prior, contemporaneous or subsequent oral agreements
of the parties. There are no unwritten oral agreements between the parties.

         IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Amendment to be
executed by their respective officers thereunto duly authorized, as of the date
first above written.

                                  UNITED FOODS, INC.

                                  By:  /s/ Carl W. Gruenewald, II
                                  Carl W. Gruenewald, II
                                  Title: Sr. Vice President - Finance, Treasurer

                                  COOPERATIEVE CENTRALE
                                  B.A., "RABOBANK NEDERLAND",
                                  NEW YORK BRANCH

                                  By: /s/  W. Jeffrey Vollack
                                  W. Jeffrey Vollack
                                  Authorized Officer
                                  Senior Credit Officer
                                  Senior Vice President

                                  By: /s/ Hans F. Breukhoven
                                  Hans F. Breukhoven
                                  Authorized Officer
                                  Vice President 

Basic Info X:

Name: contradicted by evidence of prior, contemporaneous or subsequent oral agreements
Type: Contradicted by Evidence of Prior, Contemporaneous or Subsequent Oral Agreements
Date: Sept. 30, 1998
State: Delaware

Other info:


  • July 22 , 1998
  • August 20 , 1992
  • August 31 , 2000
  • August 31 , 2001


  • Revolving Credit Agreement
  • Revolving Credit Note
  • Revolving Credit Loan Documents


  • Delaware
  • B.A.


  • Carl W. Gruenewald
  • W. Jeffrey Vollack
  • Hans F. Breukhoven