American Vanguard Corporation Announces Change in Board of Directors

  American Vanguard Corporation Announces Change in Board of Directors

Business Wire

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- April 19, 2013

American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) today announced that non-employee
director, Jerome L. Coben, has chosen not to stand for election to the
Company’s board of directors at the Company’s 2013 Annual Shareholders’
Meeting. He will serve for the balance of his current term and then turn his
focus to meeting the increasing demands of his litigation consulting practice
and other business pursuits.

Eric Wintemute, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of American Vanguard
commented: “We thank Jerry for his hard work and contributions to our Board
and its committees and wish him well in his professional and business

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

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.


American Vanguard Corporation
William A. Kuser, 949-260-1200
Director of Investor Relations
The Equity Group Inc.
Lena Cati, 212-836-9611
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