American Vanguard Schedules Business Update Conference Call and Declares Quarterly Dividend

  American Vanguard Schedules Business Update Conference Call and Declares
  Quarterly Dividend

Business Wire

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- December 18, 2013

American Vanguard Corp. (NYSE:AVD) today announced that it will conduct a
conference call with analysts and investors to discuss current business
conditions at 9:00 am ET / 6:00 am PT on Friday, December 20, 2013. Interested
parties may participate in the call by dialing (201) 493-6744 – please dial in
10 minutes before the call is scheduled to begin, and ask for the American
Vanguard call. The conference call will also be webcast live via the News and
Media section of the Company’s web site at www.american-vanguard.com. To
listen to the live webcast, go to the web site at least 15 minutes early to
register, download and install any necessary audio software. If you are unable
to listen live, the conference call will be archived on the Company’s web
site.

The Company also announced that its Board of Directors has declared a $0.05
cash dividend payment to be distributed on January 10, 2014 to shareholders of
record as of December 27, 2013. Eric Wintemute, Chairman and CEO of American
Vanguard, stated, “We are pleased to declare this dividend which continues our
21-year history of providing such returns to our shareholders. We appreciate
our investors’ continued support as we pursue profitable growth in the crop
protection and public health markets worldwide.”

                                                                                            
  Historical Cash Dividends:
                                                                                                
                January     April     July      October     Annual
            2014         $0.05
            2013         N/A             $0.07         $0.05         $0.05           $0.17
            2012         N/A             $0.05         N/A           $0.07           $0.12
            2011         N/A             $0.03         N/A           $0.05           $0.08
                                                                                                

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.

In its public commentary, the Company may discuss forward-looking information.
Except for the historical information contained in the conference call
referenced in this release, all forward-looking statements are estimates by
the Company’s management 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. All forward-looking
statements, if any, in this release represent the Company’s 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
 
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