Gus Griffin Named to MGP's Board of Directors

Gus Griffin Named to MGP's Board of Directors

ATCHISON, Kan., Aug. 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gus Griffin, president and
chief executive officer of MGP Ingredients, Inc. (Nasdaq:MGPI), has been
elected to the company's board of directors effective immediately. His
election by holders of MGP's preferred stock fills a board vacancy that was
created when former president and CEO Tim Newkirk left the company this past

Griffin began his role as MGP's top executive on July 28. His professional
background includes significant and progressive experience with Brown-Forman
Corp., a leading global wine and spirits company. He was employed with
Brown-Forman for 24 years, ultimately serving as senior vice president and
global managing director in charge of the company's flagship Jack Daniel's

Between 2011 and 2013, Griffin served as brand and business consultant for
Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, Nashville, Tenn. For a year prior to joining
MGP, he was employed as executive vice president of marketing for Next Level
Spirits, a northern California-based producer, importer and distributor of
premium wine and spirits brands.

About MGP Ingredients, Inc.

MGP is a leading independent supplier of premium spirits, offering flavor
innovations and custom distillery blends to the beverage alcohol industry. The
company also produces high quality food grade industrial alcohol and
formulates grain-based starches and proteins into nutritional and highly
functional ingredients for the branded consumer packaged goods industry. The
company is headquartered in Atchison, Kansas, where a variety of distilled
alcohol products and food ingredients are manufactured. Distilled spirits are
also produced at company facilities in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. For more
information, visit

CONTACT: Shanae Randolph, 913.367.1480
         Steve Pickman, 913.367.1480

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