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American Electric Technologies to Report 1st Quarter 2012 Results

American Electric Technologies to Report 1st Quarter 2012 Results

HOUSTON, May 3, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Electric Technologies, Inc.
(Nasdaq:AETI), a leading global supplier of power delivery solutions for the
energy industry, announced it has scheduled its quarterly conference call to
discuss results for the first quarter of 2012, for Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at
4:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Individuals who wish to participate in the conference call should dial
1-877-702-9041 pass code 225560, in the United States or 1-719-325-2176, pass
code 225560, from outside the United States.

The company's announcement of financial results for the quarter ended March
31, 2012 is to be made on Wednesday morning May 9th. The company's Quarterly
Report on Form 10-Q is to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission
on or before May 15, 2012.

American Electric Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:AETI) is a leading global
provider of power delivery solutions to the energy industry. AETI offers M&I
Electric^™ power distribution and control products, electrical services, and
E&I Construction services, as well as American Access Technologies zone
enclosures, and Omega Metals custom fabrication services. South Coast Electric
Systems L.L.C., a subsidiary, services Gulf Coast marine and vessel customers.

AETI is headquartered in Houston and has global sales, support and
manufacturing operations in Beaumont, Texas, Keystone Heights, Florida and Bay
St. Louis, Mississippi. In addition, AETI has minority interests in three
joint ventures in Xian, China, Singapore and Macae, Brazil. AETI's SEC
filings, news and product/service information are available at www.aeti.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, as defined in Section
27A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, concerning anticipated future
demand for our products, international expansion, and other future plans and
objectives. While the Company believes that such forward-looking statements
are based on reasonable assumptions, there can be no assurance that such
future revenues, profits, plans and objectives will be achieved on the
schedule or in the amounts indicated. Investors are cautioned that these
forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual
events or results may differ from the Company's expectations, and are subject
to various risks and uncertainties, including those listed in Item 1A of the
Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 30, 2012.
The Company assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise its
forward-looking statements even if experience or future events make it clear
that any of the projected results expressed or implied herein will not be
realized.

CONTACT: Media Contacts:
         Ward Creative Communications for
         American Electric Technologies, Inc.
         Molly LeCronier or Sherri Scott
         713-869-0707
         mlecronier@wardcc.com
         sscott@wardcc.com
        
         Investor Contacts:
         American Electric Technologies, Inc.
         Frances Powell Hawes
         713-644-8182
         investorrelations@aeti.com