American Science and Engineering, Inc. Names Seasoned Corporate Executive and Board Advisor Jennifer Vogel to Board of

American Science and Engineering, Inc. Names Seasoned Corporate Executive and
Board Advisor Jennifer Vogel to Board of Directors

BILLERICA, Mass., April 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Science and
Engineering, Inc., ("AS&E") (Nasdaq:ASEI) a leading worldwide supplier of
innovative X-ray detection solutions, announced today the appointment of
Jennifer L. Vogel, a seasoned corporate executive and board advisor, to AS&E's
Board of Directors.

Ms. Vogel was most recently Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
and Chief Compliance Officer of Continental Airlines, Inc., which was the
fifth largest airline in the world and a Fortune 200 company. She was a key
contributor to Continental Airlines' success, helping the company
significantly expand internationally, address regulatory issues, and
restructure and rebuild after September 11, 2001. Vogel also directed the
legal effort in raising over $28 billion in total capital for Continental, and
materially enhanced the company's ethics and compliance program.

Vogel joined Continental Airlines in 1995 as Vice President, Legal; in 2001,
was appointed to General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer; and was
promoted to Senior Vice President in 2003. Vogel's extensive board experience
includes working with corporate boards and advising on best practices for
governance, compliance, audit, executive compensation, human resources, and
crisis and enterprise risk management. In addition to having served on
Continental Airline's Management Committee, Diversity Council, and chairing
the Ethics and Compliance Committee, Vogel serves on the National Board of
Directors of the General Counsel Forum (where she was Chair in 2010), and on
the Board of Directors of Clearwire Corporation, a telecommunications company
based in Seattle where she is a member of the Compensation Committee.

"Jennifer Vogel's extensive corporate leadership experience, as well as her
considerable experience with international and regulatory issues, will be of
key importance to AS&E as we navigate the expansion of our products,
technology, and services in global markets," said Denis R. Brown, Chairman of
the AS&E Board. "Ms. Vogel's appointment, along with new President and CEO
Charles P. Dougherty, will enable AS&E to further strengthen its industry
leading position."

Jennifer Vogel has received significant industry recognition, including:

  *"General Counsel of the Year" at the 2010 Global Counsel Awards; Ms. Vogel
    was the first General Counsel from the airline industry to win this award
    and the first woman to receive the honor.
  *Recipient of the "2010 Transformative Leadership Award" by Inside Counsel
    Magazine in recognition of her efforts in promoting women in the legal
    profession.
  *"Outstanding General Counsel of a Large Legal Department" in 2007 and for
    "Transaction of the Year" in 2010 by the Texas General Counsel Forum
    awards.
  *"Champion of Diversity" and "Good Samaritan" Awards by the Houston
    Business Journal.
  *Named one of the "Most Powerful and Influential Women in Texas" by the
    Texas Diversity Council and Texas Diversity Magazine in 2010 and 2008.

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. For more information on AS&E products and technologies, please
visit AS&E's new website at www.as-e.com.

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: Public Relations Contact:
         Dana Harris
         Red Javelin Communications, Inc.
         978-440-8392
         dana@redjavelin.com
        
         Laura Berman
         American Science and Engineering, Inc.
         978-262-8700
         lberman@as-e.com

American Science and Engineering, Inc. Logo