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Acme United Corporation Reports 17% Increase In Net Income For The Third Quarter

Acme United Corporation (NYSE MKT:ACU) today announced that net sales for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012 were $20.4 million, compared to $19.0 million in the comparable period of 2011, an increase of 7% (8% in local currency).

Net income was $798,000, or $.26 per diluted share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2012, compared to $682,000 or $.22 per diluted share, for the comparable period last year, an increase of 17% in net income and 18% in diluted earnings per share.

Net sales for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 were $64.8 million, compared to $57.5 million in the same period in 2011, an increase of 13%.

Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 was $3,118,000, or $1.00 per diluted share, compared to $2,545,000, or $.82 per diluted share in the comparable period last year, a 23% increase in net income and 22% in diluted earnings per share.

Net sales for the quarter ended September 30, 2012 in the U.S. segment increased 11% compared to the same period in 2011 primarily due to increased sales of Camillus knives and measuring products from the C-Thru Ruler acquisition on June 7, 2012. Net sales for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 in the U.S. segment increased 18% compared to the same period in 2011 due to increased sales of Camillus knives, iPoint pencil sharpeners, paper trimmers, first aid kits and measuring products. Net sales in Canada for the three months ended September 30, 2012 increased 19% in U.S. dollars (21% in local currency) compared to the same period in 2011 due to increased sales of Camillus knives. Net sales in Canada for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 increased 2% in U.S. dollars (5% in local currency) compared to the same period in 2011. European net sales for the three months ended September 30, 2012 decreased 25% in U.S. dollars (14% in local currency), compared to the same period last year due to the liquidation of a large customer as a result of their financial troubles. European net sales for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 decreased 6% in U.S. dollars but increased 4% in local currency compared to the same period last year.

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