American Electric Technologies Named as One of Houston's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For(TM)

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HOUSTON, Sept. 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Electric Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:AETI), a leading provider of power delivery solutions for the global energy industry, announced today that it has been named one of Houston's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™.

Sponsored by the National Association for Business Resources, the award honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. The program helps to create meaningful change in companies that improve costs, operations and efficiencies. AETI will be honored at the second annual Houston's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For Symposium and Awards Celebration on November 7, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. at Bella Elegante.

An independent research firm evaluated AETI on key measures in various categories including:

  • Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions
  • Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention
  • Employee Education and Development
  • Recruitment, Selection and Orientation
  • Employee Achievement and Recognition
  • Communication and Shared Vision
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Community Initiatives and Strategic Company Performance.

"We are honored to be named as one of Houston's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For," said Charles Dauber, President and Chief Executive Officer, AETI. "We know that our talented employees are the foundation of our business and play a vital role in ensuring ongoing success for our company, our customers and our shareholders."

101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

The "101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For," a program of the National Association for Business Resources, is presented annually in Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Grand Rapids and now Nationally. Nominations are now being accepted for 2014. Visit www.101bestandbrightest.com to obtain an application.

American Electric Technologies, Inc. (AETI) is a leading provider of power delivery solutions to the global energy industry. AETI offers M&I Electric™ power distribution and control products, electrical services, and E&I Construction services, as well as American Access Technologies zone enclosures, and Omega Metals custom fabrication services. South Coast Electric Systems L.L.C., a subsidiary, services Gulf Coast marine and vessel customers.

AETI is headquartered in Houston and has global sales, support and manufacturing operations in Beaumont, Texas, Keystone Heights, Florida and Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. In addition, AETI has minority interests in three joint ventures in Xian, China, Singapore and Macae, Brazil. AETI's SEC filings, news and product/service information are available at www.aeti.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, concerning anticipated future demand for our products, international expansion, and other future plans and objectives. While the Company believes that such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, there can be no assurance that such future revenues, profits, plans and objectives will be achieved on the schedule or in the amounts indicated. Investors are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual events or results may differ from the Company's expectations, and are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including those listed in Item 1A of the Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 28, 2013. The Company assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if experience or future events make it clear that any of the projected results expressed or implied herein will not be realized.

CONTACT: Media Contacts: Ward Creative Communications for American Electric Technologies, Inc. Molly LeCronier or Roxanna Salas mlecronier@wardcc.com or rsalas@wardcc.com 713-869-0707 Investor Contacts: American Electric Technologies, Inc. Andrew L. Puhala investorrelations@aeti.com 713-644-8182

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