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March 21, 2017 Press Release

AMVAC Announces New Head of Regulatory Affairs

Newport Beach, California – March 21, 2017 - American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary AMVAC Chemical Corporation has hired Ms. Anne Turnbough, Ph.D. as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs. The position had been held on a transitional basis since September 2016 by Company director, Debbie Edwards, on special assignment from the Board of Directors. Dr. Turnbough has nearly two decades of experience in managing regulatory compliance for a broad range of pesticides, including both chemicals and biologicals, in over 60 countries. Prior to joining AMVAC, she served as Global Director of Compliance & Regulatory Affairs for Oro Agri, Director of Regulatory Affairs for Control Solutions, Inc., and Global Regulatory Manager for Novozymes Biologicals Ltd.

Dr. Turnbough holds both Masters and Doctorate degrees in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Missouri in St. Louis, and both a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Biochemical Sciences and a Diploma in Industrial Business Management from the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. Over the course of her career, she has established an excellent working relationship with USEPA, successfully obtained and defended numerous new product and use registrations, and built processes and teams to ensure the highest level of compliance globally.

Eric Wintemute, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American Vanguard commented: “I am pleased to welcome Anne to the AMVAC team.  She brings considerable talent, breadth of experience and interpersonal skills to this critical position. She has shown consistent success at managing complex portfolios across multiple regions.  I am also impressed by her commitment to compliance and her pragmatic management style. Anne’s positive working relationship with government regulators, participation in Industry task force activities and extensive network of professional contacts will serve AMVAC well. We are delighted to have her on our management team.”

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 www.american-vanguard.com.

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. 

Contact Information
William A. Kuser, Director of Investor Relations
(949) 260-1200
williamk@amvac-chemical.com

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