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Amira Nature Foods Ltd Completes Debt Financing of EUR25mn to Support International Expansion

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Amira Nature Foods Ltd (the "Company") (ANFI), a global provider of packaged specialty rice, today announced a financing in the amount of EUR25 million. The debt contains a fixed interest rate of 8.5% and is due December 17, 2023. The debt was raised by Amira’s European subsidiary. The proceeds from the financing are expected to strengthen Amira’s international business.

Karan A. Chanana, Amira’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are excited to announce this financing and believe it will strongly support Amira’s international business.”

The offering of the notes has not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and the notes may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration under the Securities Act or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.

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About Amira Nature Foods

Founded in 1915, Amira has evolved into a global provider of packaged specialty rice, with sales in over 40 countries today. Amira sells Basmati rice, 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, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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