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Advanced Drainage Systems Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend


Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (NYSE:WMS) ("ADS" or the "Company"), a
leading global manufacturer of water management products and solutions
for commercial, residential, infrastructure and agricultural
applications, today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a
quarterly cash dividend to its shareholders in the amount of $0.07 per

The quarterly cash dividend of $0.07 per share will be paid on March 15,
2018 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 1, 2018.

About the Company

Advanced Drainage Systems is the leading manufacturer of high
performance thermoplastic corrugated pipe, providing a comprehensive
suite of water management products and superior drainage solutions for
use in the construction and infrastructure marketplace. Its innovative
products are used across a broad range of end markets and applications,
including non-residential, residential, agriculture and infrastructure
applications. The Company has established a leading position in many of
these end markets by leveraging its national sales and distribution
platform, its overall product breadth and scale and its manufacturing
excellence. Founded in 1966, the Company operates a global network of
approximately 60 manufacturing plants and over 30 distribution centers.
To learn more about the ADS, please visit the Company's website at

Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release may be deemed to be
forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the
Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements are not historical
facts but rather are based on the Company's current expectations,
estimates and projections regarding the Company's business, operations
and other factors relating thereto. Words such as "may," "will,"
"could," "would," "should," "anticipate," "predict," "potential,"
"continue," "expects," "intends," "plans," "projects," "believes,"
"estimates," "confident" and similar expressions are used to identify
these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual
results to differ from those reflected in forward-looking statements
relating to our operations and business include: fluctuations in the
price and availability of resins and other raw materials and our ability
to pass any increased costs of raw materials on to our customers in a
timely manner; volatility in general business and economic conditions in
the markets in which we operate, including, without limitation, factors
relating to availability of credit, interest rates, fluctuations in
capital and business and consumer confidence; cyclicality and
seasonality of the non-residential and residential construction markets
and infrastructure spending; the risks of increasing competition in our
existing and future markets, including competition from both
manufacturers of high performance thermoplastic corrugated pipe and
manufacturers of products using alternative materials; our ability to
continue to convert current demand for concrete, steel and PVC pipe
products into demand for our high performance thermoplastic corrugated
pipe and Allied Products; the effect of weather or seasonality; the loss
of any of our significant customers; the risks of doing business
internationally; the risks of conducting a portion of our operations
through joint ventures; our ability to expand into new geographic or
product markets; our ability to achieve the acquisition component of our
growth strategy; the risk associated with manufacturing processes; our
ability to manage our assets; the risks associated with our product
warranties; our ability to manage our supply purchasing and customer
credit policies; the risks associated with our self-insured programs;
our ability to control labor costs and to attract, train and retain
highly-qualified employees and key personnel; our ability to protect our
intellectual property rights; changes in laws and regulations, including
environmental laws and regulations; our ability to project product mix;
the risks associated with our current levels of indebtedness; our
ability to meet future capital requirements and fund our liquidity
needs; and the other risks and uncertainties described in the Company's
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. New risks and
uncertainties emerge from time to time and it is not possible for the
Company to predict all risks and uncertainties that could have an impact
on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. In
light of the significant uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking
information included herein, the inclusion of such information should
not be regarded as a representation by the Company or any other person
that the Company's expectations, objectives or plans will be achieved in
the timeframe anticipated or at all. Investors are cautioned not to
place undue reliance on the Company's forward-looking statements and the
Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information,
future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

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