Exhibit 99.1

AMCON Distributing Company Reports Fully Diluted Earnings Per Share of $10.44 for the Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2011

OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--November 8, 2011--AMCON Distributing Company (“AMCON”) (NYSE AMEX:DIT), an Omaha, Nebraska based consumer products company is pleased to announce fully diluted earnings per share of $10.44 on net income available to common stockholders of $7.8 million for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2011. AMCON earned $3.62 per fully diluted share on net income available to common stockholders of $2.8 million for the fourth fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2011.

“We are making solid progress toward all our strategic goals and are pleased with the results for the year. The integration of our new branch in Crossville, Tennessee is proceeding according to plan. Our new customer base in the Mid South region now has full access to AMCON’s broad range of consumer products and services. In the coming year we are looking to work closely with these new customers to enhance their store presentation and bottom line,” said Christopher H. Atayan, AMCON’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “One of the key reasons we were able to execute this transition so efficiently was the deep bench of talent we have on our management team. AMCON’s operational strength and flexibility is a critical asset and something we are looking to deploy more in the future as we continue on the acquisition trail,” noted Mr. Atayan.

Each of AMCON’s business segments reported excellent years. The wholesale distribution segment reported revenues of $1.0 billion and operating income before depreciation and amortization of $19.5 million for fiscal 2011 and revenues and operating income before depreciation and amortization of $307.0 million and $6.1 million, respectively, for the fourth fiscal quarter of fiscal 2011. The retail health food segment reported revenues of $37.8 million and operating income before depreciation and amortization of $3.8 million for fiscal 2011 and revenue of $9.3 million and operating income before depreciation and amortization of $0.8 million for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2011.

“Foodservice will continue to be the focus of our attention in the coming year across our entire distribution network. In fiscal 2011 we made substantial capital investments to increase our capacity and ability to serve our customers needs. In addition, we continue to emphasize our strong commitment to customer service as a differentiating competitive factor. In an uncertain economy this is an important asset for us,” said Kathleen Evans, President of AMCON’s wholesale distribution segment.

“Competition continues to increase in our Midwest markets,” said Eric Hinkefent, President of AMCON’s retail health food segment. “Our stores have the highest level of quality, customer service and variety of products at attractive prices in the industry and that is the basis on which we compete. This commitment to a first class retail experience served us well in 2011. We continue to carefully evaluate new locations and markets that are consistent with our business model,” added Mr. Hinkefent.


The following information was filed by Amcon Distributing Co (DIT) on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-K Annual Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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