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Amira Nature Foods Ltd One of the Select Few Rice Companies Approved from India to Sell Rice into China

Amira Granted Approval to Sell Basmati Rice Into China, the World’s Largest Market for Rice

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 2, 2016-- Amira Nature Foods Ltd (NYSE: ANFI) (the “Company,” “Amira”), a leading global provider of branded, packaged Indian specialty rice, announced today that it has been granted approval to export its basmati rice to China. Amira is part of a select group of Indian companies now with the opportunity to enter China, which is both the world’s largest producer and the largest importer of rice – importing nearly $2 billion of rice over the last twelve months. Historically, China had not permitted imports of Indian basmati rice into the country.

“International expansion has been a strong pillar of our growth, and we are very excited to have this tremendous opportunity to further increase our international distribution footprint with Amira's entrance into the China market,” said Karan A Chanana, Chairman of Amira Nature Foods Ltd. “We are truly honored to be granted approval into China with our premium, Amira [branded] basmati rice as we continue to execute on our strategic global growth initiatives.”

About Amira Nature Foods Ltd

Founded in 1915, Amira has evolved into a leading global provider of branded packaged specialty rice, including Basmati and other food products, with sales across five continents around the world. The Company primarily sells Basmati rice, which is a premium long-grain rice grown only in the geographically indicated region of the Indian sub-continent, under its flagship Amira brand as well as under other third party brands. Amira sells its products through a broad distribution network in both the developed and emerging markets. The Company’s global headquarters are in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and it also has offices in India, Malaysia, Singapore, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Amira Nature Foods Ltd is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol “ANFI.”

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Source: Amira Nature Foods Ltd

Amira Nature Foods Ltd
Bruce Wacha, 646-779-1984
Chief Financial Officer

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