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AMVAC® and NewLeaf Symbiotics® Partner to Bring Biological Solutions to North American Crop Markets

Partnership to bolster AMVAC’s growing GreenSolutions™ biological portfolio; NewLeaf Symbiotics set to gain wider market access. 

NEWPORT BEACH, California, Oct. 31, 2022AMVAC®, an American Vanguard® Company, and NewLeaf Symbiotics® of St. Louis, Missouri, are pleased to announce a new partnership to bring new and existing biologicals solutions to North American crop markets beginning in 2023.

This collaboration will harness the complementary marketing and technical strengths of each
partner to expand the application of existing products and advance the development of future
products utilizing the combined technical resources of both companies. The partnership also will
expand and accelerate AMVAC’s growing GreenSolutions™ biological portfolio and facilitate NewLeaf Symbiotics’ objective of securing wider market penetration.

AMVAC leverages its deep market access, its strong sales teams in U.S. crop markets, and its
growing portfolio of GreenSolutions™ biologicals. In the U.S., AMVAC’s GreenSolutions
recently passed the 1.2-million-acre mark for application, a milestone for the company. AMVAC
previously has announced biologicals-related partnerships with 3Bar Biologics, BASF, and
Azotic North America.

NewLeaf Symbiotics brings to the partnership its proprietary microbial library, continued
research and development capability, and its current product offering including PPFMs – pink
pigmented facultative methylotrophs – which are naturally occurring beneficial microbes that deliver a range of benefits to crops throughout the entire growing season. Leading this new class of ag biologicals is NewLeaf Symbiotics’ NewLeaf Technology® microbial inoculants, which can make crops stronger, more resilient, and more tolerant of abiotic stress throughout their life cycle.

“GreenSolutions and AMVAC’s precision application technologies are key strategic growth
initiatives built on the strong foundation of a highly successful, five-decade crop protection
business,” said Bob Trogele, COO and Executive Vice President, AMVAC. “AMVAC continues
to innovate using its own internal research capabilities as well as establishing partnerships with
leading biological companies. With NewLeaf Symbiotics, we look forward to enhancing access
to value-added biologicals that benefit North American farmers.”

Steve Kahn, CEO of NewLeaf Symbiotics, said, “AMVAC brings to the partnership
longstanding access to the North American markets which is key to the growth of the ag
biologicals sector. NewLeaf Symbiotics, as a major player in biologicals, is eager to broaden its
North American market penetration through its partnership with AMVAC. Longer term, we look
forward to finding additional synergies among the technologies and product lines of both our

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About NewLeaf Symbiotics
NewLeaf Symbiotics is an agricultural biologicals company that discovers, develops, produces,
and commercializes products containing beneficial plant microbes. Its team has grown to 35+
members including 12 PhD scientists. NewLeaf has filed over 150 patents and patent applications
and introduced its first biostimulant products in the US for corn and soy, NewLeaf Technology 450 and
NewLeaf Technology 401.
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.

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