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

HOUSTON, Sept. 18, 2014 (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 for a second consecutive year as one of Houston's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™.

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ competition identifies and honors organizations throughout Houston 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. Organizations are assessed based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more.

"We are honored to be named for a second time as one of Houston's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For," said Charles Dauber, President and Chief Executive Officer, AETI. "We work hard to create a culture that recognizes the importance of our employees and their important role to ensure success for AETI, our customers and investors."

AETI will be honored at the third annual Houston's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For Symposium and Awards Celebration on November 3, 2014 at the Westchase Marriott in Houston, TX.

American Electric Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: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 construction services.

AETI is headquartered in Houston and has global sales, support and manufacturing operations in Beaumont, Texas; Bay St. Louis, Miss.; Macaé and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In addition, AETI has minority interests in two joint ventures, which have facilities located in Xian, China and Singapore. AETI's SEC filings, news and product/service information are available at

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, concerning 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, 2014. 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: Investor Contact: American Electric Technologies, Inc. Andrew L. Puhala 713-644-8182 Media Contact: Molly LeCronier Ward 713.869.0707

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