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American International Industries, Inc. ANNOUNCES

Update on NASDAQ and Sale of 287 Acres

Waterfront Property in Galveston County, Texas

Houston / Kemah, Texas – August 7, 2007 American International Industries, Inc. (OTCBB: AMIN) Daniel Dror, Chairman and CEO, today announced that the Company was approved for listing and is taking the final steps for trading its common shares on the NASDAQ Capital Market. The securities of companies listed on NASDAQ are required to be eligible for DRS, a Direct Registration Program, on the commencement of trading on NASDAQ. The Company’s transfer agent is taking the necessary steps to fulfill this requirement. Also, the NASDAQ requires a three business day notice prior to the commencement of trading. We anticipate meeting these two requirements to begin trading sometime in August.

Additionally, the Company announced that the purchaser has requested an extension for closing on the sale of the 287 acres of waterfront property in Galveston County, Texas for $16,000,000 in cash. The negotiations include the potential receipt of higher consideration, depending on certain future development in the area. The extension period is necessary to allow the purchasers to obtain permits from governmental agencies, such as the City of Texas City, US Army Corps of Engineers, among other permits. The Company has been carrying this property on its books at its historic cost basis of $225,000 and has in excess of $12,000,000 in tax loss carry forward, which will be used to substantially reduce any taxable income from the sale. Please refer to the Company’s website,, under "Company News" to view preliminary plans of the described development.

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.

Private Securities Litigation Reform Act Safe Harbor Statement:

The matters discussed in this release contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended that involve risks and uncertainties. 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 in each of our segments reflected by our subsidiaries' operations include without limitations, continued value of our real estate portfolio, the strength of the real estate market in Houston, Texas as a whole, continued acceptance of the Company's products and services, increased levels of competition, new products and technology changes, the dependence upon financing, third party suppliers and intellectual property rights, 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.

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