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American Lorain Corporation Completes Installation of Chestnut Decladding Line



American Lorain Corporation Completes Installation of Chestnut Decladding Line

PR Newswire

JUNAN COUNTY, China, Dec. 12, 2013

JUNAN COUNTY, China, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- American Lorain Corporation
(NYSE MKT: ALN) ("American Lorain" or the "Company"), an international
processed snack foods, convenience foods, and frozen foods company based in
the Shandong Province, China, today announced that it has finished
installation of its chestnut decladding machine in December, 2013.

The machinery, imported from Europe, preheats the chestnuts into dry
condition, and declads the chestnuts using ejected natural gas flames.
Unshelled chestnuts are then carried directly to frozen storage through
connected pipeline. Average processing capacity could reach 3 metric tons per
hour. The unshelled chestnuts could be processed into a wide variety of
products such as chestnuts in syrup and chestnut snack packs.

Mr. Si Chen, Chairman and CEO of American Lorain, commented: "Before
introducing the automated decladding line, due to the varying size of raw
materials and differing specifics of finished products, our chestnuts are
mostly unshelled by hand. As labor costs continue to rise in China, we
introduced this automated line in an effort to reduce our reliance on human
labor. Enhancing automation, increasing productivity and reducing cost
constitute our main focus in the next few years and we are glad American
Lorain has made a solid step in this direction."

About American Lorain Corporation

American Lorain Corporation's products include chestnut products, convenience
food products and frozen food products. The Company sells its products to most
provinces in domestic China as well as numerous export markets in Asia and
Europe. The Company operates through its five direct and indirect subsidiaries
and one leased factory located in China. For further information about
American Lorain Corporation, please visit the Company's website
at http://www.americanlorain.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain "forward-looking statements" that involve
a number of risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such
statements will prove to be accurate and the actual results and future events
could differ materially from management's current expectations. Such factors
include, but are not limited to, the Company's ability to obtain the necessary
financing to continue and expand operations, to market its products in new
markets and to offer products at competitive pricing, to attract and retain
management, and to integrate and maintain technical information and management
information systems, political and economic factors in the PRC, compliance
requirement of laws and regulations of the PRC, the effects of currency
policies and fluctuations, general economic conditions and other factors
detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the United States
Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory authorities. The
Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future
events or otherwise.

SOURCE American Lorain Corporation

Website: http://www.americanlorain.com
Contact: Mr. David She, CFO of American Lorain Corporation, +86-10 8411 3393,
david.she@americanlorain.com, http://www.americanlorain.com
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