American Vanguard Declares $0.07 Semi-Annual Cash Dividend

Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:05pm EDT

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
American Vanguard Corp. (NYSE: AVD) today announced that its Board of Directors
has declared a semi-annual cash dividend of $0.07 per share. The dividend will
be distributed on April 19, 2013 to shareholders of record as of April 5, 2013. 

Eric Wintemute, Chairman and CEO of American Vanguard, stated, "We are pleased
to declare this dividend, which continues our 19 year history of providing such
returns to our shareholders. This semi-annual dividend represents a 40% increase
over the $0.05 payment distributed during the first half of 2012 and follows the
$0.10 per share special dividend that was paid during December 2012. This
increase in the normal semi-annual payment reflects both our excellent 2012
financial performance and the confidence that management and the Board of
Directors have in the Company`s future. We appreciate our investors` continued
support as we pursue profitable growth in the crop protection and public health
markets worldwide."

 Historical Semi-Annual Cash Dividends                    
         Year        April         October        Total   
         2013        $0.070                               
         2012        $0.050        $0.070         $0.120  
         2011        $0.030        $0.050         $0.080  
         2010        $0.010        $0.020         $0.030  
         2009        $0.050        $0.010         $0.060  
         2008        $0.050        $0.030         $0.080  

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 

The Company, from time to time, may discuss forward-looking information. All
forward-looking statements are estimates by the Company`s management and 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. Any forward-looking statements in this release represent
the Company`s best 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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