Acme United Corporation Board Increases Cash Dividend 13 Percent

  Acme United Corporation Board Increases Cash Dividend 13 Percent

Business Wire

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- July 31, 2014

Acme United Corporation (NYSE MKT:ACU) announced today that its board of
directors has approved a 13% increase to its quarterly dividend to 9 cents per
share on its outstanding common stock. The next dividend is payable on October
16, 2014 to stockholders of record on the close of business on October 1,
2014.

Walter C. Johnsen, Chairman and CEO said, “This is the eighth dividend
increase since 2004. The Company continues to make good business progress and
we are delighted to provide this additional return to shareholders. The
Company’s balance sheet is strong and we are confident in the business.”

ACME UNITED CORPORATION is an innovative supplier of cutting devices,
measuring instruments, and safety products for school, home, office, hardware
and industrial use. Its leading brands include Westcott®, Clauss®, Camillus®,
First Aid Only®, 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)
changes in the Company’s plans, strategies, objectives, expectations and
intentions, which may be made at any time at the discretion of the Company;
(ii) the impact of uncertainties in global economic conditions, including the
impact on the Company’s suppliers and customers (iii) changes in client needs
and consumer spending habits; (iv) the impact of competition and technological
changes on the company (v) the Company’s ability to manage its growth
effectively, including its ability to successfully integrate any business it
might acquire; (vi) currency fluctuations; and (vii) other risks and
uncertainties indicated from time to time in the Company’s filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact:

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