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Amira Nature Foods Ltd Announces Appointment of New Independent Board Member



  Amira Nature Foods Ltd Announces Appointment of New Independent Board Member

Business Wire

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- November 11, 2013

Amira Nature Foods Ltd (the "Company") (NYSE: ANFI), a leading global provider
of packaged Indian specialty rice, today announced the appointment of Harash
Pal Sethi to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective November 10, 2013.

Mr. Sethi joins the board with over 40 years of experience in the areas of
finance, accounting, corporate finance, cross-border investments, investment
advisory and structuring of joint ventures in the UK, Europe, the Middle East
and India. Mr. Sethi has been a part of Cornelius Barton & Co, a London based
firm providing audit, accounting, tax and consulting services to family owned
businesses and high net worth individuals since 1972 as a chartered
accountant, partner and the sole proprietor since 1990. He has been a partner
at Blenheim Equity LLP since 2005 and Blenheim Windfarms LLP since 2007
focusing on equity and financing transactions for European wind and solar
projects. Since 2008, he has been an advisor to the Trishna Group, which owns
and manages restaurants in the UK and Europe, and advises on international
opportunities for diversification and development.

“We are excited to announce the appointment of Harash to our board. His
tremendous experience in global finance will be a great addition to our board
as we continue to expand in India and internationally with our offering of
Amira branded Basmati and specialty rice,” commented Karan A. Chanana, Amira’s
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to Harash’s future
contributions as we work to implement our long-term growth strategy.”

Mr. Sethi has also been a director of Euro Afro Financial Holdings Limited, an
investment holding company, since 2002. As a member of the board of directors
of Eoxis India Private Limited from February 2011 through February 2013, Mr.
Sethi advised on India-based investments, business development and
acquisitions of India-based projects. Mr. Sethi received a Bachelor of
Commerce degree from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University, India in
1972. He also qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1976 from the Institute
of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and is presently a Fellow Member.

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 global
rice 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 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.

Contact:

ICR
Katie Turner
646-277-1200
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