Marani Brands CEO Margrit Eyraud Announces the departure of Officer and Director Ani Kevorkian and the appointment of new Interim CFO

TUSTIN, CA, UNITED STATES, February 20, 2015

Marani Brands (OTC Pink: MRIB) CEO Margrit Eyraud announced today the departure resignation of Ms Ani Kevorkian as an officer and director of Marani Brands Inc and It’s Subsidiaries in a mutual consent effective January 31, 2015. We would like to thank Ani for her service and wish her the best with her future endeavors.

The Company has retained the services of the firm, Hartley Moore Accountancy Corporation, which has been contracted to assist the company to maintain its books and records Mr. Kevin Hartley as the representative of Hartley & Moore will be acting as the interim CFO in his contract capacity.

Mr. Hartley has over twenty years of experience, with 17 years in public accounting and consulting and five years in various roles with public and private companies. Mr. Hartley began his career with Price Waterhouse in 1992. After five years, he left public practice to pursue opportunities outside of public accountancy and over the subsequent five years he was involved with mergers and acquisitions and various debt and equity financing transactions. In 2002, Mr. Hartley re-entered public accountancy and spent the next eight years with Windes & McClaughry’s Audit and Assurance Services practice, where his practice focus included financial reporting, SEC regulatory compliance, and internal control evaluation. In 2010, Mr. Hartley started Hartley deTroya Corporation, a professional accounting and consulting services firm, which subsequently merged into Hartley Moore Accountancy Corporation (HMCPA). He is currently a partner with HMCPA, where he directs the Business Advisory Services practice.

We look forward to working with a professional accounting team that will facilitate the company to focus on its main objective, sales and generating revenue.

About Marani Brands Inc.
Marani Brands, Inc. develops, positions, markets and distributes fine wine and spirit products in the United States. Its signature product “Marani Vodka,” is an ultra-premium vodka manufactured exclusively for Marani in Armenia. It is made from late-harvest Armenian winter wheat, distilled three times, filtered twenty-five times and then, through a proprietary process, is aged in oak barrels lined with honey and skimmed dried milk to give it its unique taste. Marani Vodka was awarded the Gold Medal in the prestigious International Spirit Competition, held in San Francisco, California, in both 2004 and 2007 and the coveted Star Diamond Award by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences in 2008 and 2009. Please enjoy Marani brands responsibly and in moderation.

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