EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ--(Marketwired - May 16, 2016) - MamaMancini's Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: MMMB), a marketer of specialty pre-prepared, frozen and refrigerated all natural food products (as defined by the United States Department of Agriculture), expects to report a 21% increase in net sales to approximately $3.9 million for the first quarter fiscal 2017, ended April 30, 2016, compared to $3.2 million (net of coupon expense) reported in the first quarter fiscal 2016, ended April 30, 2015.

Since January 31, 2016, the Company increased its placements with new customers from 10,100 to 11,400 store locations and increased its placements on grocer's shelves from approximately 32,000 to 35,000.

The Company expects gross margin for the first quarter fiscal 2017 to be approximately 38% versus 26% in the prior year's first quarter. The higher gross margin is principally attributable to eliminating underperforming accounts; instituting higher prices; change in product mix to higher margin products; product manufacturing efficiencies and lower beef commodity prices than the prior year.

The Company's first quarter fiscal 2017 cash EBITDA* is expected to be significantly positive. Last year's first quarter cash EBITDA was a loss of approximately $(777,000).

The operating numbers reported above are subject to review by the Company's accounting and audit firms and may change upon review.

The positive operating numbers are a result of orders from new retail grocery and club store chain customers, and higher sales and additional authorizations from existing customers and QVC.

The Company will report final first quarter fiscal 2017 financial results before June 15, 2016.

*Cash EBITDA = EBITDA plus any non-cash stock payments for expenses.

About MamaMancini's
MamaMancini's is a marketer and distributor of a line of beef meatballs with sauce, turkey meatballs with sauce, chicken meatballs with sauce, pork meatballs with sauce, and other similar Italian products. The Company's sales have been growing on a consistent basis as the Company expands its distribution channel, which includes major retailers such as Costco, Sams Clubs, Publix, Shop Rite, Price Chopper, Harris Teeter, SaveMarts, Luckys, Lunds/Byerly's, SuperValu, Raley's, BJ's, Whole Foods, Shaw's Supermarkets, Kings, Key Foods, Stop-n-Shop, Giant Stores, Giant Eagle, King Kullen, Food Town, Kroger, Safeway, Albertsons, Lowes, Nash Finch, Spartan Stores, Shoppers, Marsh's Supermarkets, Central Markets, Weis Markets, Ingles, Market Basket, Roche Brothers and The Fresh Market.

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Carl Wolf
Chairman and CEO
MamaMancini's Holdings, Inc.
Stock Symbol: MMMB