American Lorain Corporation Announces Agreement to Develop Dayunsi Forestry Farm

 American Lorain Corporation Announces Agreement to Develop Dayunsi Forestry

PR Newswire

JUNAN COUNTY, China, March 3, 2014

JUNAN COUNTY, China, March 3, 2014 /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
Shandong Province, China, today announced that it has signed a development
agreement with the Bureau of Commerce at Sishui County of Shandong Province,
China for a local forestry farm with the attendance of Deputy County Chief and
Director of the Bureau of Commerce from Sishui County, and Mr. Si Chen,
Chairman and CEO from American Lorain.

The Dayunsi forestry farm, consisting of 3,000 mu (or approximately 500 acres)
of total land, is an important project for American Lorain to expand and
ensure the quality and quantity of its high-end chestnut supplies andenhance
the competitiveness of Lorain branded chestnuts. Experiments show that the
farm land has suitable soil and climate conditions for the recently developed
new chestnut cultivar which had similar quality and taste compared to the
European cultivar, according to industry experts and customers. The 2013 price
for European cultivar chestnuts were approximately $3 per kilogram, close to
twice the price for Chinese cultivar. The company expects the farm to yield
500 metric tons of chestnut raw materials in three years timewhen the
chestnut trees mature and ready to produce fruit.

Mr. Si Chen, Chairman and CEO of American Lorain, commented: "We are very
pleased to announce to investors the agreement to develop the Dayunsi forestry
farm. American Lorain had a rich and market oriented experience to grow other
chestnuts such as the Japanese cultivar before. The development of the Dayunsi
farmmarks an important step to expand the supplies of ourhigh-end chestnut
product offerings and furtherstrengthen our position along the whole chestnut
industry value chain. It is a meaningful step to not only our newly acquired
France subsidiary but also to the company as a whole."

About AmericanLorain Corporation

AmericanLorain Corporation'sproducts 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 inChina. For further information about
AmericanLorain Corporation, please visit the Company's website

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

Contact: American Lorain Corporation, Mr. David She, CFO, +86 539 731 7959,,
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