Brenham Oil & Gas Corp. Appoints President and Chief Operating Officer

Brenham Oil & Gas Corp. Appoints President and Chief Operating Officer

HOUSTON and KEMAH, Texas, March 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brenham Oil & Gas
Corp., (OTCBB:BRHM) ("Brenham"), a subsidiary of American International
Industries, Inc., (OTCBB:AMIN) ("American") announced that Bryant Mook has
been appointed President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Brenham. Mr.
Mook, a petroleum engineer and geologist, obtained his undergraduate Bachelor
of Science degree in Geology from Southern Methodist University and a Masters
degree in Petroleum Engineering from Colorado School of Mines. Mr. Mook has
vast experience in the oil and gas industry, having worked internationally in
oil rich countries such as Russia and Colombia, as well as domestically in
Alaska, Texas and other oil and gas producing areas in the United States.

The Company stated that "we believe Mr. Mook is an essential addition to
Brenham's executive team, as President and COO as well as a board member,
where he joins Scott Gaille, an expert in African oil and gas exploration and
concessions and previously an affiliate of Occidental Petroleum Company (OXY),
adding to Vice President Exploration, Rog Hardy's international experience in
the oil and gas field with Unocal and Chevron."

Brenham previously announced its 15% participation ownership in Block Y
Equatorial Guinea Africa, a 400,000 acre oil and gas concession.

For more information regarding Brenham please visit its website:

Brenham Oil & Gas Corp. is an independent oil and gas company engaged in the
acquisition of petroleum resources. The Company's focus is on coupling United
States development/production assets with international exploration in
locations such as Sub-Saharan Africa. Brenham's management team includes
experienced professionals from major oil and gas companies.

Forward-Looking Statements:

This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including
information about management's view of the Company's future expectations,
plans and prospects, within the safe harbor provisions under The Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Act"). All statements other
than statements of historical information provided herein may be deemed to be
forward-looking statements. Without limiting the foregoing, the words
"believes", "anticipates", "plans", "expects" and similar expressions are
intended to identify forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause
actual results to differ materially from those that we may anticipate
reflected by our subsidiaries' operations include without limitations, growth
in the energy sector and in the oil and gas service industry, increased levels
of competition, new products and technology changes, and the market for pipes,
the rules of regulatory authorities and risks associated with any potential
acquisitions. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these
forward-looking statements, which reflect management's analysis, judgment,
belief or expectation only as of the date hereof. Finally, the Company
undertakes no obligation to update these statements after the date of this
release, except as required by law, and also takes no obligation to update or
correct information prepared by third parties that are not paid for by the

CONTACT: Investor Relations:
         Rebekah Ruthstrom
         Tel: 281-334-9479
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