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American International Industries, Inc. Announces




Houston & Kemah, Texas – January 6, 2014 American International Industries, Inc. (OTCBB: AMIN) (the "Company"), by its CEO, Daniel Dror, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Northeastern Plastics, Inc. ("NPI"), a manufacturer, importer and distributor of cable and automotive products, entered into earnest money contracts to sell its 32,000 sq. ft. office and warehouse building at 14221 Eastex Freeway, Houston, Texas 77032 for $1,325,000 in cash. NPI will continue to lease and occupy the office warehouse property and continue to conduct its business as it has for the past ten (10) years. The earnest money contract was deposited with Chicago Title Company in Houston, Texas, with closing scheduled for on or before March 30, 2014.

The Company also announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, American International Texas Properties, Inc. ("AIT") entered into an earnest money contract to sell its 32 acre parcel located on Airport Blvd. in Harris County for $1,500,000 in cash, closing planned for April 30, 2014. The purchaser had previously purchased eight (8) acres from AIT which eight (8) acres were part of the approximately forty (40) acre tract owned by AIT.

The closing of the sale of these two properties are subject to normal contingencies relating to such real estate transactions.

AIT owns a portfolio of real estate properties in Houston and the surrounding vicinity. All of the properties owned by the Company are listed for sale at prices substantially higher than their book value.

American International Industries, Inc. is a diversified holding company of subsidiaries with interests in the automotive and consumer retail industry, real estate, intellectual property, and the acquisition of petroleum resources in the United States, coupled with international exploration. The vision of the Company is to expand its interests in the energy sector through the acquisition of existing businesses, and apply its financial resources and management expertise to improve each subsidiary’s revenues, operations and profitability.

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"). In particular, when used in the preceding discussion, the words "believes," "expects," "intends," "plans," "anticipates," or "may," and similar conditional expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Act, and are subject to the safe harbor created by the Act. Any statements made in this news release other than those of historical fact, about an action, event or development, are forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those that we may anticipate in each of our segments reflected by our subsidiaries' operations include, among others:, continued value of our real estate portfolio; the strength of the real estate market in Houston, Texas as a whole; the ability to expand its interests in the energy sector; increased levels of competition; the dependence upon financing, the rules of regulatory authorities and risks associated with any potential acquisitions. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the results of the Company, its divisions and concepts to be materially different than those expressed or implied in such statements. These risk factors and others are included from time to time in documents the Company files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to, its Form 10-Ks, Form 10-Qs and Form 8-Ks. Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could have material adverse effects on the Company’s future results. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date hereof. The Company cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. 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 Company.

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