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November 30, 2017 Press Release

AMVAC® Signs Exclusive Deal to Market and Sell ReTurn™ XL Insecticide/Nematicide

(NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – November 29, 2017) AMVAC® Chemical Corporation today announced it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Rotam North America to market and sell ReTurn™ XL 42% insecticide/nematicide. ReTurn XL recently received federal registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It is a broad-spectrum oxymyl-based crop protection product formulated to manage nematodes and control various sucking and chewing insects in potato, cotton, tobacco and peanut crops. 

“We are thrilled to partner with AMVAC on this venture,” said Rotam North America Vice President of Global Marketing and Business Communications Tom Chavez. “AMVAC has been selected because of their long and successful history of crop protection sales, marketing and stewardship in specialty crops. It’s the right partnership to bring this product to key crop segments.” 

ReTurn XL includes two-way foliar and soil systemic activity for above and below ground protection, making it an excellent pest management option for growers. It allows for optimal control of key pests so that cotton, potato and peanut plants get off to their best start, helping to maximize the grower’s yield and return on investment.

“We are excited to enter the market as a reliable source of oxymyl-based insecticide/nematicide,” said AMVAC Vice President of Business Development and Marketing Peter Eilers. “We are well-aligned to market this product to specialty crop segments, and we will be working directly with distributors and retailers to ensure that the product gets into the hands of the grower in 2018.”The addition of ReTurn XL to AMVAC’s portfolio will enhance AMVAC’s ability to provide unique agronomic solutions to core customers in key crop segments. For more information on ReTurn XL or other AMVAC products and crop protection technologies, visit

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® and Russell 3000® Indexes and
the Standard & Poor’s Small Cap 600 Index. To learn more about American Vanguard, please reference the Company’s website at

The Company, from time to time, 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 and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ from management’s current expectations. Such risk factors are 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.

ReTurn™ XL is a trademark of Rotam Agrochem International Company Ltd. ReTurn XL is a restricted use pesticide. Always read and follow label directions.

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