Amira Nature Foods Ltd (the "Company") (NYSE: ANFI), a leading global provider of packaged Indian specialty rice, today announced that its subsidiary, Amira Pure Foods Private Limited, was ranked number 243 out of 500 on the 4th Annual Inc. list of India’s Fastest-Growing Companies. This list is an exclusive ranking of rapidly-growing, Indian small- and mid-size enterprises. In 2011, Amira was ranked number 271 out of 500.
“It is an honor to once again be on the list of Inc. magazine’s 500 fastest growing companies in India,” said Karan A. Chanana, Amira’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Since last year, we have moved up our place on this list, and we believe this ranking recognizes our Company’s ability to increase growth in a competitive international market. Our ranking on this prestigious list alongside India’s most successful companies would not have been possible without the hard work of our distributors and we are well positioned with our strong product offerings and diverse business model for future growth.”
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, 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.
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