MGP Ingredients to Webcast Annual Meeting May 23, 2013

MGP Ingredients to Webcast Annual Meeting May 23, 2013

ATCHISON, Kan., May 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MGP Ingredients, Inc.
(Nasdaq:MGPI) today announced that the company will host a webcast of its
Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held Thursday, May 23, 2013 beginning at
10:00 a.m. (central time) at the Benedictine College Ferrell Academic Center,
1020 North 2^nd Street, Atchison, Kansas.

Persons may listen to the annual meeting and view a simultaneous presentation
live via a link on the company's investor section of its website,
http://ir.mgpingredients.com. Interested individuals are encouraged to access
the link to the webcast meeting 15 minutes prior to its commencement to ensure
the availability of the necessary audio software. An archived edition of the
meeting will be available for three months following the meeting via the same
link.

The meeting will include a welcome and comments from MGP Board Chairman John
Speirs, followed by the completion of all items previously provided to
stockholders including election of one Group A Director, two Group B
Directors, ratification of the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company's
independent registered public accounting firm for 2013, and advisory approval
of the compensation of the Company's named executive officers.

Following adjournment of the stockholders' meeting, a presentation by Tim
Newkirk, president and chief executive officer will be given. The presentation
will include a review of financial highlights from the 2012 fiscal year along
with current initiatives.

About MGP

MGP is a leading independent supplier of premium spirits, offering flavor
innovations and custom distillery blends to the beverage alcohol industry. The
company also produces high quality food grade industrial alcohol and
formulates grain-based starches and proteins into nutritional and highly
functional ingredients for the branded consumer packaged goods industry.The
company is headquartered in Atchison, Kansas, where a variety of distilled
alcohol products and food ingredients are manufactured.Distilled spirits are
also produced at company facilities in the adjacent towns of Lawrenceburg and
Greendale, Indiana. For more information, visit mgpingredients.com.

CONTACT: Investors & Analysts:
         George Zagoudis, Investor Relations
         913-360-5441 or george.zagoudis@mgpingredients.com
        
         Media:
         Shanae Randolph, Corporate Director of Communications
         913-360-5442 or shanae.randolph@mgpingredients.com

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