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RiceBran Technologies Announces New Eastern Region Director of Sales

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Mark Ritter, brings over 20 years of food ingredient sales experience

Sacramento, Ca. – September 28, 2017 – RiceBran Technologies (NASDAQ:RIBT and RIBTW) (the “Company” or “RBT”), a global leader in the production and marketing of value added products derived from rice bran, announced today the appointment of Mark Ritter as Eastern Region Director of Sales. Mr. Ritter will report directly to Kevin Mosley, RBT’s Senior Vice President of Sales.

Michael Goose, RBT’s President of Ingredient Sales and Marketing, commented, "We are excited to have Mark join our growing sales team at RBT. Mark has a long history of successfully marketing specialty and bran ingredients to the food and animal nutrition industries. He brings numerous long standing account relationships with some of the most well recognized food industry companies in the world and we look forward to his contribution in helping us build a strong Eastern Region sales presence for our proprietary, value-added ingredients."

Mr. Ritter brings over twenty years of sales management experience in the food and animal nutrition industry to the marketing team at RBT including his service as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at SunOpta Ingredients, a manufacturer of fibers, brans and specialty food ingredients based in Minnesota. During his tenure at SunOpta he spearheaded a U.S.-Canada sales program and was responsible for managing a 30 person global agent-distributor network. In addition to his work at SunOpta, Mr. Ritter has held several prominent executive level sales positions for food ingredient companies including Processor’s Choice, SPI Polyols (a division of Associated British Foods, Ltd.), Nutrinova (a wholly-owned division of Celanese Americas), and the GS Companies division of Conagra Brands. Mr. Ritter received an M.B.A. in International Business from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an M.S. in Food Science and Technology from Clemson University and a B.S. in Food Science and Technology from Virginia Tech.

About RiceBran Technologies

RiceBran Technologies is a food, animal nutrition, and specialty ingredient company focused on the procurement, bio-refining and marketing of numerous products derived from rice bran. RiceBran Technologies has proprietary and patented intellectual property that allows us to convert rice bran, one of the world's most underutilized food sources, into a number of highly nutritious food, animal nutrition and specialty ingredient products. Our global target markets are food and animal nutrition manufacturers and retailers, as well as specialty food, functional food and nutritional supplement manufacturers and retailers. More information can be found in the Company's filings with the SEC and by visiting our website at https://www.ricebrantech.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements about RiceBran Technologies' expectations regarding building a strong Eastern Region sales presence. These statements are made based upon current expectations that are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties.  RiceBran Technologies does not undertake to update forward-looking statements in this news release to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting such forward-looking information.  Assumptions and other information that could cause results to differ from those set forth in the forward-looking information can be found in RiceBran Technologies' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent periodic reports.

Investor Relations Contact:

Ascendant Partners, LLC

Richard Galterio
Telephone: +1-732-410-9810
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