AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES, INC.

(OTCBB: "AMIN")

601 CIEN STREET, SUITE 235, KEMAH, TX 77565-3077

Tel: (281) 334-9479 Fax: (281) 334-9508

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES INC. REAL ESTATE SEGMENT ACQUIRES 10 ACRES OF LAND INCLUDING 106,000 SQ. FT. BUILDING AND MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN HOUSTON, TEXAS FOR THE EXPANSION OF ITS SUBSIDIARY   INTERNATIONAL AMERICAN TECHNOLOGIES INC.

Kemah, Texas – November 1, 2005 American International Industries, Inc. (OTCBB: AMIN) Mr. Daniel Dror, Chairman and CEO, announced today the purchase of a 106,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility located on 10 acres at 910 Rankin Road in Houston, Texas. AMIN will net lease the property to Hammonds Technical Services, Inc., a subsidiary of International American Technologies, Inc. (OTC.PK: "IMTG"), a public company that is a majority-owned subsidiary of AMIN. Real estate circles in Houston estimate the property value to be in excess of $3,000,000. Previously, Hammonds has been manufacturing its products at a 30,000 sq. ft. leased facility in Houston, Texas. The new 106,000 square foot facility and 10 acres of land includes train rails and additional acreage for immediate and future expansion of Hammonds.

Hammonds sales have increased as a result of growth in all three major product categories: fuel additive injectors, public water disinfection systems and industrial vehicles. Subject to first article testing, Hammonds has backlog of pending orders of $2.4 million for fuel additive systems serving the oil well drilling industry. Hammonds tactical JP-8 injector has been chosen as a component part of the U.S. Army’s FSSP portable fuel systems. Hammonds has delivered the first of up to 175 systems totaling $4,900,000 subject to timing of federal funding. This latest contract is one of two long-term military projects where Hammonds injectors have been specified. Hammonds numerous patents have greatly influenced the flow of purchase orders to the company. The City of Rohnert Park, California has taken delivery of twenty-eight tablet chlorinators based on Hammonds patented Vortex technology and Hammonds will spotlight its granulated system in the upcoming WEFTEC waste water show in November of 2005. Hammonds currently employs 40 people and Hammonds’ President, Carl Hammonds stated, "Based upon our current projections, we estimate that Hammonds revenues should increase by 100% in the near term and we expect continued growth in the future".

Deliveries of both aircraft tugs and snow plows based on the company’s patented Omni Directional Vehicle (ODV) reflects the beginning of our production of three different configurations of the ODV. Hammonds has submitted an offering for the next generation munitions loader for United States militaries based on proprietary designs of the ODV. The additional space comes just in time as Hammonds production ramps up to meet these growing opportunities.

The 10 acres and manufacturing facility was purchased by AMIN for a long-term investment using long-term financing provided by the Trustmark Bank of Houston. AMIN has been in the real estate business for many years and continues to own 287 acres of undeveloped waterfront property on Dickinson and Galveston Bay in Galveston County, Texas.

American International Industries, Inc. is a holding company. It has holdings in Industry/Manufacturing, Oil and Gas Services, Finance, and Real Estate, principally in the Houston area. The business objective of American International Industries is to acquire controlling interest in undervalued companies and assets and take an active role in the operations and financing of the acquired interests in order to improve growth and profitability. AMIN provides its subsidiaries with access to capital, leverages synergies and AMIN’s management expertise to facilitate growth of its subsidiaries. If a portfolio company does not meet expected growth and earnings, AMIN may divest a subsidiary or asset. As a holding company, AMIN achieves economies of scale by consolidating administrative functions for each of its subsidiaries.

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 acceptance of our products and services, continued growth in the energy sector, increased levels of competition, the dependence upon adequate financing, third party suppliers and the ability to hire and retain qualified management for its operating subsidiaries, and the regulatory environment in the segments in which we operate. 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.

Investor Relations: Rebekah Ruthstrom Tel: 281-334-9479 email: rruthstrom@americanii.com