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Amira Nature Foods Ltd Announces Distribution of Amira Branded Products in Heritage Retail

  Amira Nature Foods Ltd Announces Distribution of Amira Branded Products in   Heritage Retail  Business Wire  DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- March 31, 2014  Amira Nature Foods Ltd (the “Company”) (NYSE: ANFI), a leading global provider of packaged Indian specialty rice, announced the distribution of Amira branded products in Heritage Retail stores. Founded in 1992, Heritage Retail is a unique chain of 68 retail stores promoted by Heritage Foods, a leading dairy brand in South India, and one of the fastest Private Sector Enterprises in India. Amira will sell four varieties of branded basmati rice in the Heritage stores including AMIRA Extra Long Basmati Rice, AMIRA Indian Basmati Rice, AMIRA Good Length Day to Day Basmati Rice, and AMIRA Daily Fresh Basmati Rice.  “We are pleased to further expand Amira’s distribution in India with the addition of Heritage Retail and their focus on the providing a superior shopping experience to the modern Indian consumer,” stated Karan A. Chanana, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We believe our premium quality, Amira branded Basmati rice will resonate well with the Heritage consumer shopping for fresh and healthy food 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, which is a 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. For more information please visit www.amira.net.  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 growth of our business, expansion into new geographic markets, maintaining and expanding our relationship with key retail partners, the financial impact of new sales contracts on our revenue, our plan to make significant capital expenditure, 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 penetrate and increase the acceptance of our product in new geographic markets; to perform our agreements with customers and further develop our relationships with key retail partners; our ability to recognize revenue from our contracts; continued competitive pressures in the marketplace; our reliance on a few customers 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. Since we operate in an emerging and evolving environment and new risk factors and uncertainties emerge from time to time, you should not rely upon forward looking statements as predictions of future events. Except as required under the securities laws of the United States, we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking or other statements herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.  Contact:  ICR Katie Turner, 646.277.1200