American Vanguard Declares Quarterly Dividend

  American Vanguard Declares Quarterly Dividend

Business Wire

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- March 10, 2014

American Vanguard Corp. (NYSE:AVD) announced that its Board of Directors has
declared a $0.05 cash dividend payment to be distributed on April 18, 2014 to
shareholders of record as of April 4, 2014. Eric Wintemute, Chairman and CEO
of American Vanguard, stated, “We are pleased to declare this dividend payment
which continues our lengthy 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       $ 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

In its public commentary, the Company may discuss forward-looking information.
Except for the historical information contained in this release, all
forward-looking statements are based on estimates by the Company’s management
that 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. All forward-looking statements, if any, in
this release represent the Company’s judgment as of the date of this release.


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