Sec Form 4 Filing - Hendrix Scott @ AMERICAN VANGUARD CORP - 2017-05-23

Every director, officer or owner of more than ten percent of a class of equity securities registered under Section 12 of the '34 Act must file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) a statement of ownership regarding such security.

Form 4: Statement of changes in beneficial ownership, filed before the end of the 2nd business day following the day on which a transaction resulting in a change in beneficial ownership.

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FORM 4
Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP
Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
Hendrix Scott
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
AMERICAN VANGUARD CORP [ AVD]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
X __ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
See Remarks
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
4695 MACARTHUR COURT, SUITE 1200
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YY)
05/23/2017
(Street)
NEWPORT BEACH, CA92660
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YY)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
__ X __ Form filed by One Reporting Person
_____ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (MM/DD/YY) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (MM/DD/YY) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 05/23/2017 F 1,285 ( 1 ) ( 2 ) ( 3 ) D $ 0 15,406 D
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
( e.g. , puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (MM/DD/YY) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (MM/DD/YY) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(MM/DD/YY)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Hendrix Scott
4695 MACARTHUR COURT, SUITE 1200
NEWPORT BEACH, CA92660
See Remarks
Signatures
/s/ SCOTT HENDRIX 05/25/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
Explanation of Responses:
( 1 )The reporting person delivered these time-based restricted shares to issuer in payment of the tax liability associated with the vesting of 3,185 shares of restricted stock (both time-based and performance shares) in accordance with Rule 16b-3. On May 23, 2014, reporting person was awarded 1,225 time-based restricted shares and 1,225 performance shares. The first tranche vested in its entirety on the transaction date above. The second tranche was subject to certain financial metrics to be measured over the performance period of January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2017, namely: i) issuer's earnings before income tax ("EBIT") as compared to the median growth (computed in terms of compound annual growth) of a peer group (consisting of Syngenta, Bayer, BASF, Dow, Monsanto, DuPont, Makteshim, Nufarm, FMC, Cheminova, United Phosphorus and
( 2 )(Continued from Footnote 1) Isagro (the "Ag Peers")); ii) issuer's net sales as compared to the median growth of the Ag Peers; and iii) the relative growth of the fair market value of issuer's common stock as compared to that of (x) the Russell 2000 Index and (y) the median fair market value of the common stock of the comparator companies identified in issuer's 2014 Proxy Statement (the "TSR" measure). In determining the number of performance shares earned, the EBIT measure was to be weighted 50 percent, the net sales measure was to be weighted 30 percent and the TSR was to be weighted 20 percent. The size of the payout was further subject to increase or decrease based upon the percent goal achieved and could vary from zero to 200 percent of the target award.
( 3 )(Continued from Footnote 2) In this case, during the performance period, issuer's EBIT and net sales were in excess of 125 percent of the median growth of the Ag Peers and, accordingly, reporting person earned 200 percent of the payout for those categories (weighted at 80 percent of the total performance target), while the TSR goals were below the 30th percentile of both the Russell 2000 Index and that of the proxy peers (thus, reporting person earned zero percent of the target with respect to this category). Thus, reporting person earned the product of 1,225 (target shares) x 80% (for the EBIT and net sales categories) x 200% or 1,960 shares from the performance share award. This figure, plus the vesting of 1,225 time-based shares totals 3,185 shares of common stock.

Remarks:
VP/US Crop AMVAC Chemical Corp.

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