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AMPAC Fine Chemicals Receives Prestigious Award at California's Annual Statewide Environmental Summit
Date:11/25/2009

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- AMPAC Fine Chemicals LLC (AFC), a subsidiary of American Pacific Corporation (Nasdaq: APFC) announced today that it received the Environmental Responsibility and Sustainability Award at the Annual Statewide Environmental Summit, sponsored by the California Manufacturers and Technology Association (CMTA), the Industrial Environmental Association (IEA) and the Chemical Industry Council of California (CICC) held in San Diego. This is the most prestigious award available from all three organizations and gains substantial recognition from the State of California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and other state and local regulatory agencies for environmental and corporate responsibility.

The award was presented for AFC's successful efforts over the past several years to enhance pollution prevention and sustainability in their manufacturing processes. AFC was honored with three awards over the past three years by the CICC and DTSC for their successful efforts in pollution prevention and corporate responsibility with regards to process optimization and application of green chemistry principles through enhanced pollution prevention.

Dr. Aslam Malik, President of AMPAC Fine Chemicals LLC, received the award from the industry associations' executive directors. Dr. Malik said, "We are truly honored by this award. This is the fourth recognition award for our efforts demonstrating AFC's commitment to pollution prevention through continuous improvement and optimization in our processes." Dr. Malik added, "California is at the forefront of the pollution prevention initiative and we are very proud to be a significant part of this effort. This reinforces that our pollution prevention efforts continue to have significant impacts to the triple bottom line: good for the environment, good for the economy and good for the company's bottom line."

Martha Murray, AFC's Director of Environmental Health & Safety Compliance, added, "It is important for industry, non-governmental organizations and the regulatory agencies, to establish meaningful working relationships allowing discussions on implementation of sustainability programs. These relationships are critical to all sites while we embark on regulatory changes regarding green chemistry principles that will lead to a better environment while maintaining competitiveness and economic strength to all industries in California."

ABOUT AMPAC FINE CHEMICALS LLC

AFC is a U.S.-based company with demonstrated capabilities in process development, scale-up, and cGMP-compliant commercial production of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API's) and registered intermediates for pharmaceutical and biotechnology customers. Its specially engineered facilities and experienced staff allow AFC to safely produce highly energetic compounds at commercial scale. In addition, AFC's other technology platforms include production of highly potent compounds, continuous processes and industrial-scale chromatographic separation using simulated moving bed chromatography (SMB).

ABOUT AMERICAN PACIFIC CORPORATION

American Pacific Corporation (AMPAC) is a leading custom manufacturer of fine chemicals, specialty chemicals and propulsion products within its focused markets. We supply active pharmaceutical ingredients and advanced intermediates to the pharmaceutical industry. For the aerospace and defense industry we provide specialty chemicals used in solid rocket motors for space launch and military missiles. AMPAC also designs and manufactures liquid propulsion systems, valves and structures for space and missile defense applications. We produce clean agent chemicals for the fire protection industry, as well as electro-chemical equipment for the water treatment industry. Our products are designed to meet customer specifications and often must meet certain governmental and regulatory approvals. Additional information about us can be obtained by visiting our web site at www.apfc.com.

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