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April 1, 2014 Press Release


AMVAC Chemical Corporation Gains Distribution Rights of BASAMID® G

Granular soil fumigant now exclusively from AMVAC

Newport Beach, Calif. (April 1, 2014) – AMVAC Chemical Corporation (AMVAC), a subsidiary of American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) announced it is the sole distributor of the granular soil fumigant product BASAMID® G. AMVAC completed agreements to be the exclusive distributor, while Kanesho Soil Treatment SPRL/BVBA continues to be the registration holder of the product.

BASAMID G eliminates weeds, grasses, nematodes and disease to give new turf a healthy and vigorous start. BASAMID G is labeled for use in the following situations: golf courses, athletic fields, sod farms, home lawns, ornamental sites, field nurseries, turf sites, greenhouses, hoop houses, soil media, interplanting and nonbearing crops.

By becoming the exclusive distributor of BASAMID G, AMVAC strengthens our offering of turf and ornamental products, which includes ORTHENE® Turf Tree Ornamental, WISDOM® FLOWABLE and TURFCIDE®,” said Jeff Alvis, business manager for AMVAC Environmental Products. “We look forward to continuing to offer our customers a full-line of turf products that will help them better manage their pest problems.”

©2014 AMVAC Chemical Corporation. AMVAC, WISDOM and TURFCIDE are U.S. registered trademarks of AMVAC Chemical Corporation. BASAMID is a U.S. registered trademark of Kanesho Soil Treatment SPRL/BVBA. ORTHENE is a U.S. registered trademark of OMS Investments, Inc. All rights reserved. Please read and follow label directions.

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 the control of public and animal health pests. American Vanguard is included in the Russell 2000® & Russell 3000® Indexes and the Standard & Poor’s Small Cap 600 Index. To learn more about American Vanguard, please reference the Company’s web site at

American Vanguard Corporation
Jeff Alvis, Business Manager, AMVAC Environmental Products
(817) 742-7423