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October 14, 2014 Press Release


AMVAC Launches DEADLINE® GT™ for Superior Snail and Slug Control
Newly Designed Pellet Offers Significant Advantages to Growers

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (October 14, 2014) – AMVAC Chemical Corporation, a subsidiary of American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD), has introduced DEADLINE® GT™, a newly designed molluscicide pellet for the control of slugs and snails. 

DEADLINE GT (EPA Reg. No. 6836-350-5481) has been granted a federal registration from the Environmental Protection Agency. State registrations have been granted in the following states: 

New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
North Carolina
South Carolina

State registrations are pending in the following states:
New York

Eric Wintemute, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American Vanguard Corporation commented: “The active ingredient in DEADLINE GT, metaldehyde, was one of the first products distributed by this company nearly 50 years ago, and the introduction of this latest formulation is an example of our continuing commitment to product innovation. “Our technical knowledge, applications expertise and extensive experience allow the AMVAC team to provide unparalleled customer support and product stewardship.”

DEADLINE GT is designed to provide superior performance. Its key characteristics are:

  • Faster acting pest control – Research has shown slugs find the DEADLINE GT pellets faster than other pelleted bait formulations. Additionally, when moistened DEADLINE GT pellets become soft and increase in size by 80 percent, making them more palatable to snails and slugs and facilitating faster acting control
  • Consistent pellet design offers more desirable spreading characteristics – Small, hard pellets are more uniform in size, making product application more consistent across the field and providing a larger number of baiting points when compared to other pelleted bait products.
  • DEADLINE GT pellets absorb moisture effectively – While other pellets can crumble or fall apart after becoming moist, DEADLINE GT pellets maintain their structure when moist and re-harden as the field dries. Whenever moisture is present, the pellet repeats the cycle of softening and becoming more palatable once again. This resilience in moist conditions allows DEADLINE GT to provide maximum longevity. A single application of DEADLINE GT lasts longer and provides better control than other slug and snail baits currently on the market.

For more information on DEADLINE GT, visit or contact your local AMVAC representative.

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 

For corporate information, contact:
William A. Kuser, Director of Investor Relations
(949) 260-1200  

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