Washington, DC 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

                     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
                         Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                                SEPTEMBER 5, 2003
                Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)

                                ACETO CORPORATION
               (Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)

    NEW YORK                          0-4217                    11-1720520
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   (State of                (Commission File Number)          (IRS Employer
  Incorporation)                                           Identification No.)

                                 One Hollow Lane
                          Lake Success, New York 11042
                                 (516) 627-6000
                          (Address and telephone number
                         of principal executive offices)


Exhibit 99.1      Press Release issued by Aceto Corporation, dated
                  September 5, 2003

Item 12. Results of Operations and Financial Condition

         On September 5, 2003, Aceto Corporation, a New York corporation (the
"Registrant") issued the attached press release that included financial
information for its fourth quarter and fiscal 2003 year-end. A copy of the press
release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K and is incorporated herein
by reference in its entirety.


     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as
amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf
by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

                                                  ACETO CORPORATION

September 4, 2003                            By:  /s/ Leonard S. Schwartz
                                                  Leonard S. Schwartz,
                                                  Chief Executive Officer


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   99.1         Press Release issued by Aceto Corporation             3
                dated September 5, 2003