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Amira Nature Foods Ltd Announces New Partnership for UAE Market

Amira Forms Strategic Alliance with MAN Consumer, One of the Fastest Growing FMCG Distributors in the United Arab Emirates

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 29, 2016-- Amira Nature Foods Ltd (NYSE: ANFI), a leading global provider of branded packaged Indian specialty rice, announced today that it has joined hands with MAN Consumer, a wholly owned subsidiary of MAN Investments UAE, to form a strategic alliance for the distribution of Amira products in the United Arab Emirates. The agreement was formalized last week with an official signing ceremony in Dubai at Gulfood 2016, the world’s largest annual food and hospitality trade show. Amira was a gold sponsor for the event which drew approximate 85,000 attendees over a five day period.

MAN Consumer, one of the fastest growing distribution companies in the United Arab Emirates, is a wholly owned subsidiary of MAN Investments, which is a part of Mohammed Juma Al Naboodah’s private office, a major Emirati conglomerate. With a vision to be the largest FMCG distributor in the UAE and a leading player in the broader MENA region, MAN Consumer presently distributes 30+ brands in the region, spread across diverse set of segments.

Amira’s Chairman Mr. Karan A. Chanana during the press meet stated, "We are delighted to be working with MAN Consumer to strengthen our brand distribution. This marks an exciting step for Amira in the UAE. We look forward to working with the group to increase our product availability in the region, allowing more Emirates consumers to discover the Amira brand and our excellent range of quality rice."

MAN Consumer General Manager Mr.Taranjit Singh stated, “Amira’s premium aged rice ranges intend to bring delight to consumers, like no other. With our strong distribution strengths, MAN intend to ensure Amira’s availability in every single corner of the country and make Amira a household name.”

About Amira Nature Foods Ltd

Founded in 1915, Amira has evolved into a leading global provider of branded packaged Indian specialty rice and other products, with sales in over 60 countries. The Company primarily sells Basmati rice, which is a premium long-grain rice grown only in certain regions 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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  · our goals and strategies;
· our expansion plans;
· our future business development, results of operations, financial condition and audited financial statements;
· our ability to protect our intellectual property rights;
· projected revenue, EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, profits, adjusted profits, earnings, adjusted earnings and other estimated financial information;
· our ability to maintain strong relationships with our customers and suppliers;
· the continued application of the proceeds from our initial public offering (“IPO”);
· governmental policies regarding our industry; and
· the impact of legal proceedings.

You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and you should read these statements in conjunction with the risk factors disclosed in “Risk Factors” appearing in Amira’s Annual Reports found on the SEC’s website located at www.sec.gov. Those risks are not exhaustive. We operate in a rapidly evolving environment. New risk factors emerge from time to time, and it is impossible for our management to predict all risk factors, nor can we assess the impact of all factors on our business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ from those contained in any forward-looking statement. We do not undertake any obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements except as required under applicable law.

Source: Amira Nature Foods Ltd

Amira Nature Foods Ltd
Bruce Wacha, 646-779-1984
Chief Financial Officer
bruce.wacha@theamiragroup.com



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