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Alliance One International Announces Retirement of Norman A. Scher from Board of Directors

June 21, 2016

MORRISVILLE, N.C., June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliance One International, Inc. (NYSE:AOI) today announced the pending retirement of Norman A. Scher from the Board of Directors, effective as of the 2016 Annual Shareholders Meeting. 

"On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to offer profound thanks to Norm for his outstanding service to the Company and its shareholders," said Mark Kehaya, Chairman of the Board. "Norm has consistently provided sound, thoughtful guidance during his tenure as a director of Alliance One and predecessor companies, which he has served for over 40 years."

Pieter Sikkel, Chief Executive Officer and President, added, "Norm's experience and insight have been instrumental in helping guide our Company through a time of significant change in our industry. Alliance One and its shareholders are fortunate to have had a leader of Norm's caliber on the Board, and we wish him the very best."

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