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Kemah, Texas – April 25, 2007 American International Industries, Inc. (OTCBB: AMIN) Mr. Daniel Dror, Chairman and CEO of the Company, announced the approval and appointment of Mr. John W. Stump, III to its Board of Directors. Mr. Stump is a Certified Public Accountant and has over twenty-five years of experience in financial and accounting management, SEC compliance and disclosure, and service as Chief Financial Officer for public reporting companies. The Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Stump as Chairperson of the Audit Committee, and as a member of the Compensation Committee and Nominating Committee. Mr. Stump formerly served as CFO of American International and thus we will benefit from his knowledge of the operations and financial structure of the Company.

Mr. Dror stated, "Due to Mr. Stump’s experience and expertise, he will be instrumental in future mergers and acquisitions, and further in the company’s plans to join major stock exchanges."

American International Industries, Inc. is a holding company. The Company has holdings in Industry, Finance, Real Estate in Houston Texas and surrounding areas, and Oil & Gas. The vision of the Company is to develop holdings in various industries through acquisition of existing companies, applying the financial resources and management expertise to foster the growth and profitability of the acquired businesses. The holding company serves as a financial and professional partner to the management of the subsidiaries. The role of the holding company is to improve each subsidiary’s access to capital, achieve economies of scale by consolidating administrative functions, and utilize the financial and management expertise of corporate personnel across all units. The Company is continuing to work with management of the subsidiary companies to improve revenues, operations and profitability.

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