Amira Nature Foods Ltd Provides Update on Indian Rice Crop Planting Progress

  Amira Nature Foods Ltd Provides Update on Indian Rice Crop Planting Progress

India’s Commercial Rice Crop Planting Area Increases to 19.6 Million Hectares,
                            Up 6.6% from Last Year

Business Wire

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- July 31, 2013

Amira Nature Foods Ltd (the "Company")(NYSE: ANFI), a leading global provider
of packaged Indian specialty rice, today announced an update on India’s
commercial rice crop planting progress. According to the Indian Ministry of
Agriculture, as of July 26, 2013, India’s main summer (Kharif) rice crop
planting area increased to approximately 19.64 million hectares, an increase
of approximately 6.6% from the 18.42 million hectares sown during last year’s
planting season. The Indian rice planting season runs from May 10^th to
September 28^th each year. In 2013, India’s rice planting has benefitted from
increased rainfall across many parts of key rice areas throughout the country.

Karan A. Chanana, the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated,
“Over the past few months, weather conditions have been favorable for rice
planting. We believe Amira is positioned to benefit from the strong supply of
rice combined with the growing global demand for our premium products.”

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 current
rice planting and harvest, the global demand for our product, 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 the effect of weather
and other supply conditions on the availability of paddy, 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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