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4695 MacArthur Court

Newport Beach, CA 92660

United States

Phone: 949-260-1200

Fax: 949-260-1212

American Vanguard Corporation, through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and markets specialty chemical products primarily for agricultural, commercial, and commercial uses. The company’s subsidiaries include AMVAC Chemical Corporation (AMVAC); GemChem, Inc. (GemChem); 2110 Davie Corporation (DAVIE); Quimica Amvac de Mexico S.A. de C.V. (AMVAC M); AMVAC Mexico Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada (AMVAC M Srl); AMVAC de Costa Rica Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada (AMVAC CR Srl); AMVAC Switzerland GmbH (AMVAC S); AMVAC do Brasil Representácoes Ltda (AMVAC B); AMVAC CV (AMVAC CV); AMVAC Netherlands BV (AMVAC BV); and Envance Technologies, LLC (Envance). The company manufactures and formulates chemicals for crops, turf and ornamental plants, and human and animal health protection. These chemicals, which include insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, molluscicides, growth regulators, and soil fumigants, are marketed in liquid, powder, and granular forms. In prior years, AMVAC considered itself a distributor-formulator, but AMVAC primarily manufactures, distributes, and formulates its own proprietary products or custom manufactures or formulates for others. In 2015, AMVAC entered into a license and supply agreement with Badische Anilin-und Soda-Fabrik (BASF) under which BASF sold and AMVAC acquired certain assets relating to the imazaquin product line. Imazaquin is an herbicide that is used on soybeans and for certain non-crop applications. In 2015, the company’s international subsidiary, AMVAC C.V., completed the acquisition of certain assets related to the bromacil herbicide product line from DuPont Crop Protection. The assets acquired included the Hyvar and Krovar trademarks, product registrations, product registration data, customer information, access to certain know-how, technical registrations and associated registration data in all markets outside of North America. Bromacil is a spectrum residual herbicide used on crops, such as pineapples, citrus, agave and asparagus, and is marketed globally under the Hyvar and Krovar brands. In 2015, the company’s international subsidiary, AMVAC C.V., completed the acquisition of certain assets related to the Nemacur insecticide/nematicide product line from Adama Agricultural Solutions Ltd (Adama). The assets acquired include trademarks, product registrations, associated registration data, and customer information that relate to the marketing and sale of this crop protection product in Europe. Nemacur is used to control soil insects and nematodes on many fruit and vegetable crops. As of December 31, 2015, the company’s ownership position in TyraTech Inc. (TyraTech) was approximately 15.11%. TyraTech specializes in developing, marketing, and selling pesticide products containing natural oils and other natural ingredients. In 2011, AMVAC completed the acquisition of the international rights to the cotton defoliant product tribufos (sold under the trade name Def ) from Bayer CropScience AG (BCS AG). Seasonality The demand for AMVAC’s products tends to be seasonal. Seasonal usage, however, does not necessarily follow calendar dates, but more closely follows varying growing seasonal patterns, weather conditions, geography, weather related pressure from pests and customer marketing programs. Distribution AMVAC predominantly distributes its products domestically through national distribution companies and buying groups or co-operatives, that purchase AMVAC’s goods on a purchase order basis and, in turn, sell them to retailers/growers/end-users. The company’s domestic and international distributors, agents, or customers typically have long-established relationships with retailers/end-users, far-reaching logistics and transportation capabilities and customer service expertise. The markets for AMVAC products vary by region, target crop, use and type of distribution channel. AMVAC’s customers are experts at addressing these markets. The company manages its international sales through its Netherlands’ entity which has sales offices in Mexico or Costa Rica and, employed sales force executives or sales agents in other territories. Environmental Prote

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