American Vanguard Declares $0.07 Semi-Annual Cash Dividend

  American Vanguard Declares $0.07 Semi-Annual Cash Dividend

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- March 11, 2013

American Vanguard Corp. (NYSE: AVD) today announced that its Board of
Directors has declared a semi-annual cash dividend of $0.07 per share. The
dividend will be distributed on April 19, 2013 to shareholders of record as of
April 5, 2013.

Eric Wintemute, Chairman and CEO of American Vanguard, stated, “We are pleased
to declare this dividend, which continues our 19 year history of providing
such returns to our shareholders. This semi-annual dividend represents a 40%
increase over the $0.05 payment distributed during the first half of 2012 and
follows the $0.10 per share special dividend that was paid during December
2012. This increase in the normal semi-annual payment reflects both our
excellent 2012 financial performance and the confidence that management and
the Board of Directors have in the Company’s future. We appreciate our
investors’ continued support as we pursue profitable growth in the crop
protection and public health markets worldwide.”

Historical Semi-Annual Cash Dividends
                                
        Year       April        October       Total
        2013       $0.070
        2012       $0.050       $0.070        $0.120
        2011       $0.030       $0.050        $0.080
        2010       $0.010       $0.020        $0.030
        2009       $0.050       $0.010        $0.060
        2008       $0.050       $0.030        $0.080


About American Vanguard

American Vanguard Corporation is a diversified specialty and agricultural
products company that develops and markets products for crop protection and
management, turf and ornamentals management and public and animal health.
American Vanguard is included on the Russell 2000® & Russell 3000® Indexes and
the Standard & Poors Small Cap 600 Index. To learn more about American
Vanguard, please reference the Company’s web site at
www.american-vanguard.com.

The Company, from time to time, may discuss forward-looking information. All
forward-looking statements are estimates by the Company’s management and are
subject to various risks and uncertainties that may cause results to differ
from management’s current expectations. Such factors include weather
conditions, changes in regulatory policy and other risks as detailed in the
Company’s SEC reports and filings. Any forward-looking statements in this
release represent the Company’s best judgment as of the date of this release.

Contact:

American Vanguard Corporation
William A. Kuser, 949-260-1200
Director of Investor Relations
williamk@amvac-chemical.com
or
The Equity Group Inc.
Lena Cati, 212-836-9611
Lcati@equityny.com
www.theequitygroup.com