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American Lorain Corp. (ALN) Reaffirms Guidance for 2009, Issues New Guidance for 2010

China, Nov. 19, 2009 (PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall) — American Lorain Corporation (NYSE Amex: ALN) (“American Lorain,” or the “Company”), today announced that company management reaffirms guidance for the current fiscal year ending December 31, 2009, and issues new guidance for the next fiscal year ending December 31, 2010.

Mr. Si Chen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American Lorain Corporation, stated: “We reaffirm guidance previously provided in our November 13, 2009, third-quarter earnings conference call and expect total sales revenue between $146 million and $148 million for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2009. This would represent a revenue increase of 10%-12% for 2009 over 2008 levels. Furthermore, we expect net income of between $14.4 million and $14.8 million in the 2009 fiscal year. Our expectations for fiscal year 2009 sales revenue and net income are consistent with previous guidance for low-to-medium double-digit top-line growth.

Mr. Chen continued: “For the fiscal year ending December 31, 2010, we issue new guidance for total sales revenue of approximately $182 million to $190 million. This would represent an increase of 25%-30% for 2010 over 2009 levels. We also project income of approximately $17.8 million to $19.0 million in the 2010 fiscal year.

“For fiscal 2010, our revenue and net income projections are based on three major factors. First, our strategy of strengthening our domestic sales channels through shifting sales to agents will provide a wider distribution for our products with access to more supermarkets and convenience stores. Second, our new agreements with popular chain restaurants in China, such as KUNGFU Catering Management Co. Ltd. and CSC Catering Management Co., will begin adding significant revenue in 2010. Third, our nationwide marketing campaign, funded by the recent private placement transaction which raised approximately $12 million, will boost sales, particularly in the convenience food segment.”

Mr. Chen continued: “We view our strong sales and earnings thus far in 2009 and our high expectations for full-year 2009 and 2010 as validation of the effectiveness of our business model, our growth strategy and our commitment to providing the highest quality food products to customers.”

About American Lorain Corporation

American Lorain Corporation is a Nevada corporation that develops, manufactures and sells various food products. The Company’s products include chestnut products, convenience food products and frozen, canned and bulk food products. The Company currently sells over 234 products to 26 provinces and administrative regions in China as well as to 42 foreign countries. The Company operates through its four direct and indirect subsidiaries and one leased factory located in China. For further information about American Lorain Corporation, please visit the Company’s website at http://www.americanlorain.com .

Forward-looking statements:

Statements contained herein that relate to the Company’s future performance, including statements with respect to forecasted revenues, margins, cash generation and capital expenditures are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond our control, which may cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those anticipated. Such statements are based on current expectations only, and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those anticipated, estimated or projected. Among the factors that could cause actual results to materially differ include: general business and economic conditions, particularly the current downturn in the worldwide economy; our ability to obtain adequate supplies of raw materials; our ability to manage our expansion strategy; changes in foreign currency exchange rates; government regulation; difficulties in new product development; changing consumer tastes in disparate markets worldwide and our ability to address those changes; our ability to attract and retain highly qualified personnel; and other factors affecting our operations that are set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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