AMPAC Fine Chemicals LLC Receives Sixth Environmental Excellence Award

    AMPAC Fine Chemicals LLC Receives Sixth Environmental Excellence Award

PR Newswire

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 31, 2012

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Pacific Corporation (NASDAQ:
APFC) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary AMPAC Fine Chemicals
LLC (AFC) has been awarded the Environmental Excellence Award for Green
Chemistry / Green Engineering from the Industrial Environmental Association
(IEA), Chemical Industry Council of California (CICC), and the California
Manufacturers and Technology Association (CMTA).

Working in partnership with the State of California's Department of Toxic
Substance Control (DTSC) and our customers, AFC has been able to reclassify
three of their solvent streams as recyclable materials. This has resulted in
significant reductions in the use of virgin raw materials and generation of
hazardous wastes. This achievement recognizes AFC's dedication to Green
Chemistry.

AFC is recognized as one of the leaders within California's chemical industry
for environmental sustainability. This recent award is one of six awards that
AFC has received in the past five years associated with green chemistry and
sustainable business practices.

Dr. Aslam Malik, President of AFC, said, "This award results from our
continued focus on process improvements. Our goal is to improve our processes
by increasing throughput, and reducing cycle time, emissions, raw material
usage and waste, which in turn benefits the 'triple bottom line': environment,
community and business performance."

AFC has also recently been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy, as
well as other national and international industry-based monitoring groups, for
continuous reduction in energy consumption even with an increase in the pace
of business operations.

The award was presented to Ashley Wong, AFC Environmental Engineer, by Jack
Monger, President of IEA, John Ulrich, Executive Director, CICC, and Mike
Rogge, Legislative Director, Environment Quality from CMTA.

ABOUT AMPAC FINE CHEMICALS LLC
AFC is a U.S.-based company with demonstrated capabilities in process
development, scale-up, and cGMP-compliant commercial production of active
pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and registered intermediates for
pharmaceutical and biotechnology customers. Additional information about AFC
can be obtained by visiting our web site at www.ampacfinechemicals.com.

ABOUT AMERICAN PACIFIC CORPORATION
AMPAC is a leading custom manufacturer of fine and specialty chemicals. AMPAC
supplies active pharmaceutical ingredients and advanced intermediates to the
pharmaceutical industry. For the aerospace and defense industry, AMPAC
provides specialty chemicals used in solid rocket motors for space launch and
military missiles. AMPAC produces clean agent chemicals for the fire
protection industry, as well as electro-chemical equipment for the water
treatment industry. Additional information about can be found at
www.apfc.com.

ABOUT CALIFORNIA MANUFACTURERS & TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION (CMTA)
California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) is a trade
association with the mission to improve and preserve a strong business climate
for California's 25,000 small and large manufacturers, processors and
technology-based companies. California manufacturers employ 1.5 million
Californians and contribute billions of dollars to the state's economy. CMTA
membership includes over 750 businesses representing chemical, aerospace,
high-tech, biotech, pulp and paper, glass, oil, steel and others.

ABOUT CHEMICAL INDUSTRY COUNCIL OF CALIFORNIA (CICC)
The Chemical Industry Council of California (CICC) is a voluntary trade
association comprised of large and small chemical manufacturers, distributors
and allied businessesthroughout California representing 105 facilities.

ABOUT INDUSTRIAL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSOCIATION (IEA)
Founded in 1983, the IEA includes over 60 corporate members in a variety of
industries including manufacturing, engineering, consulting, energy, biotech
and waste management. IEA members endeavor to achieve a balanced relationship
between environmental protection, public health and economically sustainable
growth. Our members do this by promoting environmental responsibility through
effective communication and interaction with our members, government,
regulatory agencies, business and the community.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
Statements contained in thispress release that are not purely historical are
forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and
Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including without
limitationstatementsregardinganticipated benefitsand outcomes from our
manufacturing process improvements and the related environmental impact and
effect on future business performance. The inclusion of forward-looking
statements should not be regarded as a representation byAmerican Pacific
Corporation and its affiliates (collectively, "American Pacific")that any
ofAmerican Pacific'sexpectations will be achieved. Actual results may
differ materially from future results or outcomes expressed or implied by
forward-looking statements set forth in this pressrelease due to risks,
uncertainties and other important factors inherent inAmerican Pacific's
business. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from
such forward-looking statements include risks and uncertainties detailed in
AMPAC's periodic and other filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, including in Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial
Condition and Results of Operations and in Risk Factors in AMPAC's annual
report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2011 and quarterly
reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended December 31, 2011, March 31, 2012
and June 30, 2012. All forward-looking statements contained in this release
are made as of the date hereof, based on information available to AMPAC as of
the date hereof, and AMPAC assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking
statement, whether for actual results or otherwise, except as required by law.

Technical Contact: William DuBay, Ph.D., Vice President,
                   Technology and Business Development
                   AMPAC Fine Chemicals
                   +1 (888) 330-2232
                   +1 (916) 357-6880
Investor Contact:  Deanna Riccardi
                   American Pacific Corporation
                   +1 (702) 735-2200

SOURCE American Pacific Corporation

Website: http://www.apfc.com
Website: http://www.ampacfinechemicals.com
 
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