Amira Nature Foods Ltd Announces Launch of Organic Business Division

  Amira Nature Foods Ltd Announces Launch of Organic Business Division

Organic and Agribusiness Industry Veteran to Accelerate Growth of Amira Value
                            Added Product Offering

Business Wire

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- June 17, 2013

Amira Nature Foods Ltd (the "Company")(NYSE: ANFI), a leading global provider
of packaged Indian specialty rice, today announced the launch of the Amira
Organic business division to build upon the strength of the Amira brand
product offering and capitalize on the growing global demand for organic
packaged foods. The new Organic business division is comprised of an
experienced team of professionals led by Mr. Ajay Katyal, President of the
Organic Division, and effective June 10, 2013.

Mr. Katyal brings over 23 years of organic and agribusiness experience to the
Company and most recently built a successful international organic packaged
food business. Mr. Katyal has expertise in creating and managing business
units, from field coordination with farmers on quality testing and
certifications, to the development of sales and distribution systems for the
international market. Mr. Katyal will report directly to Karan A. Chanana, the
Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

“We welcome Ajay to our team and believe his extensive strength in building
organic packaged food businesses, from coordination with the farmers to the
consumers’ table, will help to further increase sales and margins long-term as
we leverage our existing India and international distribution network with our
organic value added Amira brand products,” stated Karan A. Chanana. “Similar
to the demand for rice, the demand for organic packaged foods continues to
grow globally and we believe Amira is well positioned to take advantage of
these future growth opportunities as we increasingly provide a broader
assortment of value added food products to serve the international market’s
consumer preferences and local tastes.”

About Amira Nature Foods

Founded in 1915, Amira has evolved into a leading global provider of packaged
Indian specialty rice, with sales in over 40 countries today. Amira sells
Basmati rice, premium long-grain rice grown only in certain regions of the
Indian sub-continent, under their flagship Amira brand as well as under other
third party brands. Amira sells its products primarily in emerging markets
through a broad distribution network. Amira’s headquarters are in Dubai,
United Arab Emirates, and it also has offices in India, Malaysia, Singapore,
the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Cautionary Note on Forward-Looking Statements

This release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the
U.S. federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements generally can
be identified by phrases such as that we or our members of management
“believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “foresee,” “forecast,” “estimate” or other
words or phrases of similar import. Specifically, these statements include,
among other things, statements that describe our expectations for the
influence of key personnel in growing our business, the growth of the global
organic packaged foods market, the financial impact of new sales contracts on
our revenue, our expectations regarding the successful efforts of our
distribution partners, and other statements of management’s beliefs,
intentions or goals. It is uncertain whether any of the events anticipated by
the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do,
what impact they will have on our results of operations, financial condition,
or the price of our ordinary shares. These forward-looking statements involve
certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those indicated in such forward-looking statements, including
but not limited to our ability to retain key personnel, our ability to
penetrate and increase the acceptance of our products in new geographic
markets, our ability to perform our agreements with customers; our ability to
recognize revenue from our contracts; continued competitive pressures in the
marketplace; our reliance on a few customers and distribution partners for a
substantial part of our revenue; our ability to implement our plans, forecasts
and other expectations with respect to our business and realize additional
opportunities for growth; and the other risks and important factors contained
and identified in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All
forward-looking statements attributable to us or to persons acting on our
behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these risk factors. Other
than as required under the securities laws, we undertake no obligation to
update any forward-looking or other statements herein, whether as a result of
new information, future events or otherwise.


John Mills/Katie Turner, 646-277-1200
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