Photo Release -- American Science and Engineering, Inc. Appoints New VP of Corporate Communications to Support Corporate Strategic Growth Initiatives

Laura Berman
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BILLERICA, Mass., Jan. 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Science and Engineering, Inc., ("AS&E") (Nasdaq:ASEI) a leading worldwide provider of threat and contraband X-ray detection solutions, announced today that Laura Berman has been named Vice President, Corporate Communications. In this newly created role, Ms. Berman will join the Company's Senior Leadership team and be responsible for all of AS&E's corporate communications, including internal and external communications. Under her direction, this consolidated approach will enhance the Company's engagement with key stakeholders — including customers, investors, the media, and employees.

Laura Berman has been named Vice President, Communications and appointed to the Senior Management team at AS&E.

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"As we continue to strengthen our communication channels to all constituents, I believe that a unified approach is critical to the success of our growth strategy," said Chuck Dougherty, President and CEO of AS&E. "It is imperative that we reach all our stakeholders, including customers, channel partners, and investors, as well as the media, with clear and consistent messaging. I am pleased to welcome Laura to Senior Management and expect the Communications team will play a key role in the successful execution of our four growth pillars: geographic expansion, portfolio expansion, service evolution, and inorganic expansion."

Ms. Berman has held key communications and marketing management positions since joining AS&E in 1996. Most recently, she served as Director of Corporate Communications, overseeing all external and marketing communications efforts for the Company. Ms. Berman and her team have been instrumental in increasing the Company's global brand awareness in support of business objectives and major growth initiatives. She holds a B.S. in psychology from Tufts University.

About AS&E

American Science and Engineering, Inc. (AS&E) is the trusted global provider of threat and contraband detection solutions for ports, borders, military, critical infrastructure, law enforcement, and aviation. With over 50 years of experience, AS&E offers proven, advanced X-ray inspection systems to combat terrorism, drug smuggling, illegal immigration, and trade fraud. AS&E systems are designed in a variety of configurations for cargo and vehicle inspection, parcel inspection, and personnel screening. Using a combination of technologies, these systems provide superior detection capabilities, with high-energy, dual-energy, and Z Backscatter® X-rays. Learn more about AS&E products and technologies at www.as-e.com.

Safe Harbor Statement: The foregoing press release contains statements concerning AS&E's financial performance, markets and business operations that may be considered "forward-looking" under applicable securities laws. AS&E wishes to caution readers of this press release that actual results might differ materially from those projected in any forward-looking statements. Factors which might cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements contained herein include the following: significant reductions, delays or cancellations (in full or in part) in procurements of the Company's systems by the United States and other governments; disruption in the supply of any source component incorporated into AS&E's products; litigation seeking to restrict the use of intellectual property used by the Company; limitations under certain laws on the Company's ability to protect its own intellectual property; potential product liability claims against the Company; global political trends and events which affect public perception of the threat presented by drugs, explosives and other contraband; global economic developments and the ability of governments and private organizations to fund purchases of the Company's products to address such threats; the potential insufficiency of Company resources, including human resources, capital, plant and equipment and management systems, to accommodate any future growth; technical problems and other delays that could impact new product development and the Company's ability to adapt to changes in technology and customer requirements; competitive pressures; lengthy sales cycles both in United States government procurement and procurement abroad; future delays in federal funding, the market price of the company's stock prevailing from time to time, the nature of other investment opportunities presented to the company from time to time, the company's cash flows from operations and market and general economic conditions. These and certain other factors which might cause actual results to differ materially from those projected are detailed from time to time in AS&E's periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which important factors are incorporated herein by reference. AS&E undertakes no obligation to update forward looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events, or changes in future operating results, financial condition or business over time. Readers are further advised to review the "Risk Factors" set forth in the Company's most recent Form 10-Q and Form 10-K, which further detail and supplement the factors described in this Safe Harbor Statement. Among other disclosures, the Risk Factors disclose risks pertaining to that portion of the Company's business that is dependent on United States government contracting as well as international customers.

CONTACT: Public Relations Contact: Dana Harris Red Javelin Communications, Inc. 978-440-8392 dana@redjavelin.com Laura Berman American Science and Engineering, Inc. 978-262-8700 lberman@as-e.com Investor Relations Contact: Annemarie Sadowski American Science and Engineering, Inc. asadowski@as-e.com 978-262-8828

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