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August 10, 2021 AVD News Release

AMGUARD™ Environmental Technologies, ADAPCO Sign Five-Year Distribution Partnership
Collaboration continues to bring AMGUARD products to the U.S. public health sector

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. | August 9, 2021—AMGUARD™ Environmental Technologies (“AMGUARD”), an American Vanguard® (“AVD”) Company and a leading provider of proven chemistries and low-impact solutions to the professional pest, public health, golf, lawn care, and ornamental markets, and ADAPCO, an Azelis Americas company, have agreed to a five-year partnership for the distribution of AMGUARD’s products to the U.S. public health vector market. This agreement extends a more than three-decade long relationship between the two companies and sets the stage for future growth and success in the U.S. public health market.

 

Included in the distribution partnership are AMGUARD products Dibrom® and Trumpet®. These two Naled-based insecticides are the proven public health gold standard for aerial mosquito control applications and a critical tool for protecting the population from vector-borne diseases.

Highlights and Rationale of the Partnership
• Reinforces the importance of Dibrom and Trumpet as the leading solutions for aerial mosquito control applications 
• Creates a multi-year commitment to the stable and reliable supply of these gold standard weapons for combating disease-bearing vectors
• Builds upon an existing strong and collaborative relationship between leading players in aerial-applied mosquito control products
• Enables collaboration on product innovation and development of new technologies for the vector control sector
• Highlights the added value Azelis brings the principal/distributor partnership with the multi-year timeframe
• Facilitates and solidifies AMGUARD’s commitment to providing a steady and reliable supply chain for these critical components, which are needed to safeguard public health

ADAPCO and AMGUARD have a shared commitment to being the innovation and technology leader in the sector. Together, the two companies will leverage ADAPCO’s deep industry technical and market development expertise to explore the development of new technology solutions for the public health market that leverage advanced technologies from Envance Technologies® (“Envance”) and TyraTech™. Both Envance and TyraTech are AMGUARD R&D technology and innovation companies that are a major part of AVD’s growing portfolio of green solutions.

Shayne M. Wetherall, CEO of AMGUARD Environmental Technologies, says:
“As the market leader in providing technology and aerial delivery solutions that prevent and eliminate pests which carry vector-borne disease, AMGUARD Environmental Technologies continually seeks to innovate new technologies and applications that improve our customers’ outcomes. This partnership with ADAPCO, with whom we have a long-standing business relationship, underscores our commitment to providing a steady, reliable supply of Dibrom and Trumpet, which are the gold standard for aerial-applied mosquito control products. We look forward to the next chapter of new opportunities with ADAPCO which we are confident will bring immediate benefits to the marketplace.”

Jason Trumbetta, General Manager, ADAPCO, says:  
“ADAPCO is extremely excited to build on a 30-year relationship with AMGUARD by agreeing to this new five-year partnership. The opportunity to help our key principals in their commercial success by sticking to our core value of Innovation through Formulation is Azelis’ and ADAPCO’s true differentiator. Through collaboration on innovation with the leader in the aerial mosquito control chemistry while targeting solutions aimed to reduce vector-borne disease, future developments will benefit entire communities in which we serve, further reinforcing our longstanding ethos of preserving public health.”

Contact Information

AMGUARD Environmental Technologies
Shayne M. Wetherall, CEO
(919) 415-4360
swetherall@envancetech.com

American Vanguard Communications
Jim Sulecki, Lead and Founder, 40 Seasons Media
(440) 537-0625
jim@40seasons.com

Azelis
Terry Mullin, Corporate Communications, Azelis Americas
(917) 715-3851
terry.mullin@azelis.com

About Azelis
Azelis is a leading global innovation service provider in the specialty chemical and food ingredients industry present in over 50 countries across the globe with around 2,500 employees. Our knowledgeable teams of industry, market and technical experts are each dedicated to a specific market within Life Sciences and Industrial Chemicals. We offer a lateral value chain of complementary products to more than 45,000 customers, supported by ~2,200 principal relationships, creating a turnover of €2.22 billion (2020). 

Across our extensive network of more than 60 application laboratories, our award-winning staff help develop formulations and provide technical guidance throughout the customers’ product development process. We combine a global market reach with a local footprint to offer a reliable, integrated and unique digital service to local customers and attractive business opportunities to principals. EcoVadis Gold rated since 2018, Azelis is a leader in sustainability. We believe in building and nurturing solid, honest and transparent relationships with our people and partners. Impact through ideas. Innovation through formulation. www.Azelis.com

About AMGUARD Environmental Technologies
AMGUARD Environmental Technologies, an American Vanguard Company, is a leading provider of proven chemistries and low-impact technology solutions to the professional pest, public health, golf, lawn care, and ornamental markets.

About Envance Technologies
Envance Technologies, an American Vanguard Company, is an emerging leader in effective and safe biorational pest control. www.EnvanceTech.com

About TyraTech
TyraTech, an American Vanguard Company, develops patented receptor-targeting technology that provides natural pest control. www.TyraTech.com

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 S&P SmallCap 600® Index. To learn more about American Vanguard, please reference the Company’s website at www.American-Vanguard.com.

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 results to differ from management’s current expectations. Such factors include weather conditions, changes in regulatory policy and other risks as detailed from time-to-time 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.

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