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Indian Specialty Rice Company, Amira Nature Foods Ltd., Commemorates Initial Public Offering and First Day of Trading on the New York Stock Exchange

First Indian Company to List on NYSE Euronext Markets in 2012

NEW YORK, October 10, 2012Amira Nature Foods Ltd., a leading global provider of packaged Indian specialty rice with sales in over 40 countries, opened for trading today on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol “ANFI” after its initial public offering.  Goldman, Sachs & Co.   is the Designated Market Maker for the company’s stock.

Chairman and CEO Karan A. Chanana, joined by members of Amira Nature Foods’ leadership team, marked the company’s first day of trading by ringing The Opening BellSM and visiting the NYSE trading floor for the stock opening. 

Amira Nature Foods is the first Indian company to list its IPO on NYSE Euronext markets this year and the 12th Indian company to list on NYSE Euronext markets following  the listings of Genpact Limited (NYSE: G) in August 2007 and Sterlite Industries India Limited (NYSE: SLT) in June 2007.

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  Amira Nature Foods Ltd. Chairman and CEO Karan A. Chanana (beard) rings the NYSE Opening Bell to commemorate the company’s IPO and first day of trading on the NYSE.

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Caption: Amira Nature Foods Ltd. Chairman and CEO Karan A. Chanana (beard) on the NYSE trading floor as the company’s stock opens for trading.

About Amira Nature Foods Ltd.
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, 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.

About NYSE Euronext
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