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Acme United Corporation Reports 15% Sales Growth And 18% Earnings Increase For Second Quarter

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Acme United Corporation (NYSE AMEX:ACU) today announced that net sales for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012 were $27.6 million, compared to $24.0 million in the comparable period of 2011, an increase of 15% (16% in local currency).

Net income was $2,061,000, or $.66 per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2012, compared to $1,743,000 or $.56 per diluted share for the comparable period last year, an increase of 18% in both net income and diluted earnings per share.

Net sales for the six months ended June 30, 2012 were $44.5 million, compared to $38.4 million in the same period in 2011, an increase of 16% (17% in local currency).

Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2012 was $2,320,000, or $.74 per diluted share, compared to $1,863,000, or $.60 per diluted share in the comparable period last year, a 25% increase in net income and 23% in diluted earnings per share.

Net sales for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 in the U.S. segment increased 22% compared to the same period in 2011 primarily due to increased sales of Camillus knives, iPoint pencil sharpeners, paper trimmers and first aid products. Net sales for the six months ended June 30, 2012 in the U.S. segment increased 21% compared to the same period in 2011. Net sales in Canada for the three months ended June 30, 2012 were constant in U.S. dollars but increased 4% in local currency compared to the same period in 2011. Net sales for the six months ended June 30, 2012 in Canada decreased 4% in U.S. dollars and 1% in local currency compared to the same period in 2011.

Net sales in Europe for the three months ended June 30, 2012 decreased 21% in U.S. dollars and 11% in local currency compared to the same period in 2011 due to the loss of a large customer as a result of their financial troubles. Net sales for the six months ended June 30, 2012 in Europe increased 4% in U.S. dollars and 13% in local currency compared to the same period in 2011.

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