Acme United Corporation Announces New Canadian Head

  Acme United Corporation Announces New Canadian Head

Business Wire

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- October 7, 2013

Acme United Corporation (NYSE MKT:ACU) today announced that John Ward has
joined the company as General Manager of Acme United Canada, LTD.

Mr. Ward was formerly Director of Sales and Channel Marketing at Newell
Rubbermaid Canada. He has extensive general management and sales experience in
the office products and industrial markets in the U.S. and Canada. He was a
key contributor to the successful launch and growth of the Dymo identification
product line at Esselte Corporation, and its subsequent growth after its
acquisition by Newell Rubbermaid. Mr. Ward is a Board member of the Canadian
Office Products Association.

Brian S. Olschan, President and COO of Acme United, said “We are excited to
welcome John to our team. He has a very successful track record building and
managing businesses, and we look forward to working with him.”

Mr. Olschan added that he extends warm wishes to Harry Wanless, the former
General Manager of Acme United Canada, who has retired.

ACME UNITED CORPORATION is a leading worldwide supplier of innovative cutting,
measuring and safety products to the school, home, office, hardware and
industrial markets. Its leading brands include Westcott®, Clauss®, Camillus®,
PhysiciansCare ® and Pac-Kit®.

Forward-looking statements in this report, including without limitation,
statements related to the Company’s plans, strategies, objectives,
expectations, intentions and adequacy of resources, are made pursuant to the
safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve
risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, the following: (i) the
Company’s plans, strategies, objectives, expectations and intentions are
subject to change at any time at the discretion of the Company; (ii) the
impact of current uncertainties in global economic conditions and the ongoing
financial crisis affecting the domestic and foreign banking system and
financial markets, including the impact on the Company’s suppliers and
customers (iii) currency fluctuations (iv) the Company’s plans and results of
operations will be affected by the Company’s ability to manage its growth,
including its ability to integrate successfully companies which it may acquire
from time to time and (v) other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to
time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Acme United Corporation
Paul G. Driscoll, 203-254-6060
FAX: 203-254-6521
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