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AMVAC® Promotes Rick Rice to Business Unit Leader, Application Technologies

Industry veteran leads AMVAC’s Application Technology Business Unit, including SIMPAS® and SIMPAS-applied Solutions®

NEWPORT BEACH, California, June 25, 2024 — AMVAC®, an American Vanguard® Company, is pleased to announce the promotion of Rick Rice to business unit leader, application technologies. In his new role, Rice leads the company’s application technology business unit (ATBU) which oversees the commercial aspects of AMVAC’s legacy systems SmartBox® and Lock’N Load® as well as SIMPAS® technologies (SIMPAS, SmartBox+/SIMPAS Solo), SIMPAS-applied Solutions® and ULTIMUS®.

Under Rice’s leadership, AMVAC’s ATBU will continue its commitment to positioning the company’s innovative precision ag technologies as tailored solutions to address evolving market demands.

Rice has enjoyed a long career in sales and marketing in the crop protection, seed genetics, biotechnology and application technology sectors. He holds a B.S. in agricultural economics and business development from Arkansas State University and joined AMVAC in 2015 as director, application technology, demonstrating exceptional leadership qualities and a deep understanding of the agriculture landscape.

“Rick brings more than two decades of progressive experience in the agriculture industry, making him ideally suited to drive forward AMVAC’s initiatives in new application technologies,” said Eric Wintemute, CEO and chairman of the board, American Vanguard. “We are excited to see the ATBU thrive under Rick’s leadership as we continue to innovate and meet the evolving needs of our customers.”

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AMVAC® is a subsidiary of American Vanguard® Corporation. American Vanguard Corporation is a diversified specialty and agricultural products company that develops and markets products for crop protection management, turf and ornamentals management, and public safety and animal health applications. American Vanguard is included on the Russell 2000® & Russell 3000® Indexes and the Standard & Poors® Small Cap 600 Index.

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.

©2024 AMVAC Chemical Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Vanguard Corporation. All rights reserved. American Vanguard and AMVAC, Lock’N Load, SIMPAS, SIMPAS-applied Solutions, SIMPAS Solo, SmartBox, Ultimus, and respective logos are trademarks owned by AMVAC Chemical Corporation.

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