AMCON Distributing Company Announces $0.18 Quarterly Dividend

  AMCON Distributing Company Announces $0.18 Quarterly Dividend

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OMAHA, Neb. -- January 23, 2013

AMCON Distributing Company (“AMCON”) (NYSE AMEX:DIT), an Omaha, Nebraska based
consumer products company is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors
of AMCON declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.18 per common share. This
cash dividend is payable on February 22, 2013 to shareholders of record as of
February 4, 2013.

At the same time, the Board of Directors replenished the number of shares
authorized for repurchase under AMCON’s existing Common Stock repurchase
program. The program provides for the purchase of up to 50,000 shares of
AMCON’s common stock; the shares may be purchased from time to time in open
market or negotiated transactions.

AMCON is a leading wholesale distributor of consumer products, including
beverages, candy, tobacco, groceries, foodservice, frozen and chilled foods,
and health and beauty care products with locations in Illinois, Missouri,
Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Tennessee. AMCON also operates
fourteen (14) health and natural product retail stores in the Midwest and
Florida. The retail stores operate under the names Chamberlin's Market & Cafe
www.chamberlins.com and Akin’s Natural Foods Market www.akins.com

This news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to
risks and uncertainties and which reflect management's current beliefs and
estimates of future economic circumstances, industry conditions, Company
performance and financial results. A number of factors could affect the future
results of the Company and could cause those results to differ materially from
those expressed in the Company's forward-looking statements including, without
limitation, availability of sufficient cash resources to conduct its business
and meet its capital expenditures needs and the other factors described under
Item 1.A. of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K. Moreover, past
financial performance should not be considered a reliable indicator of future
performance. Accordingly, the Company claims the protection of the safe harbor
for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995 with respect to all such forward-looking statements.

        Visit AMCON Distributing Company's web site at: www.amcon.com

Contact:

AMCON Distributing Company
Christopher H. Atayan, 402-331-3727
 
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