American Vanguard Declares Quarterly Dividend

  American Vanguard Declares Quarterly Dividend

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- June 9, 2014

American Vanguard Corp. (NYSE:AVD) announced that its Board of Directors has
declared a $0.05 cash dividend payment to be distributed on July 17, 2014 to
shareholders of record as of July 3, 2014. Eric Wintemute, Chairman and CEO of
American Vanguard, stated, “We are pleased to declare this dividend which
continues our lengthy history of providing such returns to our shareholders.
While short-term challenges exist, this action reflects the long-term
confidence that the Board of Directors has in our prospects. We appreciate our
investors’ support as we continue to deliver important solutions that enhance
crop protection and safeguard public health worldwide.”

Historical Cash
                    January       April       July        October       Annual
2014                $0.05         $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 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.


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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