Early 2014 Advancing Companies with Expansion & New Distribution Opportunities: RiceBran, Whole Foods, Hain Celestial, DryShips

       Early 2014 Advancing Companies with Expansion & New Distribution
  Opportunities: RiceBran, Whole Foods, Hain Celestial, DryShips and Chelsea
                                 Therapeutics

PR Newswire

CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, January 16, 2014

CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, January 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

News updates for NASDAQ companies making strides with financial results, new
agreements & distribution opportunities: RiceBran Technologies (NASDAQ: RIBT),
Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM), The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:
HAIN), DryShips, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS) and Chelsea Therapeutics International
Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHTP)

RiceBran Technologies (NASDAQ: RIBT), a global leader in the production and
marketing of value added products derived from rice bran, today announced that
it has entered into a multi-year distribution and supply agreement with Hela
Spice Canada Inc. to sell the Company's stabilized rice bran and rice bran
derivative products in Canada. Hela Spice Canada, a member of the Hela
Gewurzwerk Herman Laue global network of companies, specializes in the design
and formulation of custom blends for the meat, poultry, bakery and other
sectors of the food industry. Under the terms of the multi-year Distribution
and Supply Agreement, Hela Spice Canada will distribute RiceBran Technologies'
RiBran family of stabilized rice bran ingredients and derivatives including
RiBalance, RiSolubles and RiFiber throughout Canada.

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W. John Short, CEO & President of RiceBran Technologies, commented, "We are
pleased to continue to strengthen our distribution network through this new
alliance with Hela Spice Canada. We believe the Canadian market will be an
important driver of future sales growth for our stabilized rice bran and
derivative products in the coming years. Hela is a recognized leader in the
formulation and supply of ingredients to the meat, poultry, bakery and other
sectors of the food industry in Canada, making them a perfect partner for our
expansion efforts."

Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) recently announced it will issue
financial results for the Company's first fiscal quarter ending January 19,
2014, after the market closes on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Following the
release via the wire services, the Company will host a conference call with
financial analysts and investors from 4:00 - 4:30 p.m. (CT). To participate,
dial 866-952-1906 (domestic) and 785-424-1825 (international). The conference
ID is "Whole Foods." Please dial in at least five minutes before the start of
the conference call. A simultaneous audio webcast will be available through a
link on the Company's website
athttp://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/company/index.php. The webcast will be
archived for a minimum of 30 days. 

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIN) a leading organic and natural
products company providing consumers with A Healthier Way of Life™, recently
announced the acquisition of Tilda Limited ("Tilda"), a leading premium 100%
branded Basmati and specialty rice products company.The Tilda brand offers a
range of over 60 dry rice and ready-to-heat branded products under the names
Tilda®, Akash® Basmati and Abu Shmagh® to consumers in over 40 countries,
principally in the United Kingdom, the Middle East and North Africa ("MENA"),
Continental Europe, North America and India.

DryShips, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS) a global provider of marine transportation
services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes and through its majority owned
subsidiary, Ocean Rig UDW Inc. ("Ocean Rig"), of offshore deepwater drilling
services, recently announced that it intends to resume sales under its
previously announced $200 million program of at the market issuances of its
common shares through Evercore Group L.L.C. as its sales agent. To date, the
Company has issued 6,892,233 common shares under the program resulting in
gross proceeds of $24.1 million.

Chelsea Therapeutics International Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHTP) announced that the Food
and Drug Administration's (FDA) Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory
Committee (CRDAC) voted 16-1 to recommend approval of NORTHERA™ (droxidopa)
for the treatment of symptomatic neurogenic orthostatic hypotension (nOH) in
patients with primary autonomic failure (Parkinson's disease, multiple system
atrophy and pure autonomic failure), dopamine beta hydroxylase deficiency and
non-diabetic autonomic neuropathy. The FDA is not bound by the CRDAC's
recommendation but will take it into consideration when reviewing the New Drug
Application (NDA) for Northera. A Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA)
action date for the Northera NDA has been scheduled for February 14, 2014.

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