American Science and Engineering, Inc. Announces Notice of Q3 Fiscal Year 2013 Results

American Science and Engineering, Inc. Announces Notice of Q3 Fiscal Year 2013
Results

Conference Call Scheduled for February 11, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. ET

BILLERICA, Mass., Feb. 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Science and
Engineering, Inc. "(AS&E") (Nasdaq:ASEI) will announce its third quarter
(ended December 31, 2012) fiscal year 2013 results on Monday, February 11,
2013 after the market close.

Anthony Fabiano, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Ken Galaznik,
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, will host a
conference call and simultaneous audio webcast to discuss the results and
respond to questions. The conference call and audio webcast are scheduled for
Monday, February 11, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. ET.

To participate in the conference call, please dial 1-877-303-9143 at least 10
minutes prior to its starting time. For international participants, please
dial 1-760-536-5194. The conference identification number is 91245345. You
will be placed on hold until the conference call is ready to begin.The live
audio webcast can be accessed through the investor relations section of the
Company's website at http://ir.as-e.com/events.cfm.

An audio replay of the teleconference will be available, in its entirety,
starting Monday, February 11, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. ET for a 48-hour period by
dialing 1-855-859-2056. Internationally, please dial 1-404-537-3406. The
conference identification number is 91245345. The replay will also be
available through the Company's web site at http://ir.as-e.com/events.cfm.

About AS&E

American Science and Engineering, Inc. (AS&E) is a leading worldwide supplier
of innovative X-ray inspection systems. With over 50 years of experience in
developing advanced X-ray security systems, the Company's product line
utilizes a combination of technologies, including patented Z Backscatter^™
technology, Radioactive Threat Detection (RTD), high energy transmission and
dual energy transmission X-ray. These technologies offer superior X-ray threat
detection for plastic explosives, plastic weapons, liquid explosives, dirty
bombs and nuclear devices. AS&E's complete range of products include cargo
inspection systems for port and border security, baggage screening systems for
facility and aviation security, and personnel and passenger screening systems.
AS&E^® systems protect high-threat facilities and help combat terrorism, trade
fraud, drug smuggling, weapon smuggling, illegal immigration, and people
smuggling. AS&E customers include leading government agencies, border
authorities, military bases, airports and corporations worldwide, including
the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Department of Defense
(DoD), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), North Atlantic Treaty
Organization (NATO), UK Border Agency (UKBA), Hong Kong Customs, Abu Dhabi
Customs, and Saudi Arabia Customs. For more information on AS&E products and
technologies, please visit www.as-e.com.

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Safe Harbor Statement: The foregoing press release contains statements
concerning AS&E's financial performance, markets and business operations that
may be considered "forward-looking" under applicable securities laws. AS&E
wishes to caution readers of this press release that actual results might
differ materially from those projected in any forward-looking statements.
Factors which might cause actual results to differ materially from those
projected in the forward-looking statements contained herein include the
following: significant reductions, delays or cancellations (in full or in
part) in procurements of the Company's systems by the United States and other
governments; disruption in the supply of any source component incorporated
into AS&E's products; litigation seeking to restrict the use of intellectual
property used by the Company; limitations under certain laws on the Company's
ability to protect its own intellectual property; potential product liability
claims against the Company; global political trends and events which affect
public perception of the threat presented by drugs, explosives and other
contraband; global economic developments and the ability of governments and
private organizations to fund purchases of the Company's products to address
such threats; the potential insufficiency of Company resources, including
human resources, capital, plant and equipment and management systems, to
accommodate any future growth; technical problems and other delays that could
impact new product development and the Company's ability to adapt to changes
in technology and customer requirements; competitive pressures; lengthy sales
cycles both in United States government procurement and procurement abroad;
future delays in federal funding, the market price of the company's stock
prevailing from time to time, the nature of other investment opportunities
presented to the company from time to time, the company's cash flows from
operations and market and general economic conditions. These and certain other
factors which might cause actual results to differ materially from those
projected are detailed from time to time in AS&E's periodic reports and
registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission,
which important factors are incorporated herein by reference. AS&E undertakes
no obligation to update forward looking statements to reflect changed
assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events, or changes in future
operating results, financial condition or business over time. Readers are
further advised to review the "Risk Factors" set forth in the Company's most
recent Form 10-Q and Form 10-K, which further detail and supplement the
factors described in this Safe Harbor Statement. Among other disclosures, the
Risk Factors disclose risks pertaining to that portion of the Company's
business that is dependent on United States government contracting as well as
international customers.

CONTACT: Investor Relations Contact:
         Annemarie Sadowski
         American Science and Engineering, Inc.
         asadowski@as-e.com
         1-978-262-8828

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