American Vanguard Honored as One of Fortune’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies

  American Vanguard Honored as One of Fortune’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies

                       Composite Ranking . . . . . #50

Business Wire

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- September 30, 2013

American Vanguard Corp. (NYSE:AVD) was recently named to the prestigious 2013
Fortune’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies list. This evaluation analyzes
publicly-traded equities worldwide with a focus on annual growth in revenues,
earnings and total shareholder value over the last three calendar years. With
annual revenue growth of 24% (Rank 90), annual earnings growth of 72% (Rank
43) and annual total return growth of 45% (Rank 33), American Vanguard posted
a composite ranking of #50 among the thousands of domestic and international
equities from every sector of the global economy.

Mr. Eric Wintemute, Chairman & CEO of American Vanguard commented: “This
extraordinary distinction results from our focused business strategy, steady
operational execution and prudent financial discipline. Over the last 2
decades, we have positioned American Vanguard to be an increasingly important
component of modern agricultural practices. Our portfolio of proven crop
protection products improve harvest yields and complement other technologies
to facilitate comprehensive integrated pest management. We have developed
advanced equipment systems that allow a safe, efficient,
environmentally-friendly approach to data-driven precision farming. Our
responsible stewardship activities have earned the respect of our customers
and business partners with whom we work to satisfy the food, bio-fuel and
fiber demands of a growing global population.”

Mr. Wintemute concluded: “Our Company will continue to emphasize technological
innovation, international expansion, high profitability and a commitment to
shareholder value. We are honored to have earned this distinguished
recognition and by remaining dedicated to our mission of enhancing
agricultural productivity and safeguarding public health through pest control,
American Vanguard intends to remain a premier growth company.”

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 600 Index. To learn more about American Vanguard, please
reference the Company’s web site at


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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