Marani Brands, Inc Announces Appointment of New Director and New Partnership Development

Saint Johns, MI, Dec. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marani Brands, Inc. (OTC PINK: MRIB) (the "Company"), is pleased to announce its appointment of Danish entrepreneur, Emil Schouw, to the Board of Directors. The Company is also announcing that it is engaging with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) to establish partnerships with artisanal producers of essential oils and other products in the Kingdom of Morocco.

Mr. Schouw brings many years of global business development to the Company. He will be advising on the establishment of new retail products, sales channels, and business development opportunities for the Company’s subsidiaries. He also serves as an advisor to a British-Danish NGO and a Danish company selling products to one of the largest retail grocery chains in the United States.

On a recent trip to Morocco, Mr. Schouw met with Moroccan nomads that are part of a Co-op producing rosemary essential oils, and also other Co-ops producing Argan oil, and rose oils. The Company intends to formalize relationships with these Co-ops, one of which is a USAID sponsored program.

Mr. Schouw stated, “I believe there is a unique opportunity for the Company to use my relationships and resources in Morocco to create meaningful initiatives that have high impact from a corporate and social responsibility perspective” He also stated, “We intend to use Fair Trade best practices to engage directly with the Co-ops and bring their highly sought after products to the USA as finished products, private label products, and as wholesale components for other producers”

This addition to the team is in line with the Company’s strategy of creating a portfolio of unique, niche, “affordable luxury” products that can be distributed across multiple channels, online and offline. The Company also recently completed an acquisition of Peppermint Jim, LLC, a grower and producer of peppermint products. Management looks forward to showcasing its new products and web properties in the coming weeks.

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About Marani Brands, Inc.

Marani Brands is transitioning itself into a consumer-focused organic health & beauty products Company. The Company is building a portfolio of branded products that can benefit from the economies of scale that comes from a portfolio concept and reduce the sales cost of a single independent brand.

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Marani Brands, Inc. Public Relations and Shareholder Information Name: Corporate Communications Phone: (914) 361-9877 Email: info@mribinc.com

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