American Vanguard Declares Quarterly Dividend

  American Vanguard Declares Quarterly Dividend

Business Wire

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- September 9, 2013

American Vanguard Corp. (NYSE:AVD) today announced that its Board of Directors
has declared a $0.05 cash dividend payment to be distributed on October 18,
2013 to shareholders of record as of October 4, 2013. This will bring total
dividend payments for calendar year 2013 to $0.17 per share, a 42% increase
over the normal payments distributed in calendar year 2012 (excluding the
$0.10 per share special dividend payment made in December 2012).

Eric Wintemute, Chairman and CEO of American Vanguard, stated, “We are pleased
to declare this dividend which continues our 20-year history of providing such
returns to our shareholders and reflects our belief that increasing
shareholder value is of prime importance to the Company’s management and its
Board of Directors. We continue to maintain a disciplined approach to our
equity base and earlier this year we instituted a share repurchase program
with the intent of maintaining the current level of outstanding shares. These
steps demonstrate the confidence that management and the Board of Directors
have in the Company’s future and we appreciate our investors’ continued
support as we pursue profitable growth in the crop protection and public
health markets worldwide.”


Historical Cash Dividends

       April   July    October   Annual
2013     $0.07     $0.05     $0.05       $0.17
2012     $0.05     N/A       $0.07       $0.12
2011     $0.03     N/A       $0.05       $0.08
2010     $0.01     N/A       $0.02       $0.03
                                         

Notes: A Special Dividend of $0.10 per share was paid in December 2012 and is
not included in the 2012 dividend calculation above. The Company revised its
dividend payment method from a semi-annual to a quarterly approach beginning
in the second half of 2013.

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.
www.theequitygroup.com
Lena Cati, 212-836-9611
Lcati@equityny.com