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AIVN Continued Update on the Baja Motherlode

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LITHIA, Fla., Feb. 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American International Ventures, Inc. (OTC:AIVN), announces that it has secured a four year property rights lease, with option to purchase, a 2 bedroom fixer house, water well and swimming pool located on 24 hectares of property that connects to the 10 hectares already leased by AIVN for its mining campsite. The house sits right next door to the 1920 historic stamp mill on AIVN's property. The property furnishes AIVN with an abundance of water from a natural spring and AIVN will now install a large reservoir to hold a minimum of 2 million gallons of water on the property for its mining operation as part of its development plans for the Motherlode project and wash plant requirements.

In addition, AIVN also signed a property access agreement and water rights agreement with the owner of approximately 200 hectares that surrounds the 34 hectares already leased and connects AIVN de Mexico's - 20 hectare mining concession to the 34 hectare mill and campsite. AIVN has leased 54 hectares and retained over 1000 hectares of property access rights at the El Alamo mining district in Ensenada, BC.

Further, AIVN de Mexico has finished the road system between its leased properties and has started a one million yard excavation at the Motherlode mine site that will clear the way for its open pit mine, which plans to go 300 meters deep from ground zero exposing the existing vein system that has consistently produced 1-2 ounces of gold per ton during its original mining occurrence that previously excavated a large adit, 360' in depth, into Lion Head Mountain around 1920 (according to the Hershey White Report, 1937 which can be seen on our web site). This mine site contains a multitude of veins that fed all the placer gold deposits found below at El Alamo between 1870 and 1910.

AIVN, through its subsidiary AIVN de Mexico has finally rooted itself in Baja California and will seek other mining opportunities in the area to develop. The company has assembled a top team of legal professionals, geologists, key management personnel with a strong mining work force in the area with the full support of the local community, which is the key to its success in Mexico.

About American International Ventures, Inc.

American International Ventures, Inc. (AIVN) is a gold and silver mining company with a focus on acquiring and then producing from historic mines which have proven past gold and silver production in politically risk devoid and investor friendly regions of Nevada and Baja California, Mexico.

AIVN is a junior company with a defining advantage; a focus on actually producing gold and silver, opposed to most juniors who "explore" for gold, sometimes for up to ten years. AIVN's mining properties are ready to mine, from where the old timers left off, and thus, cash-flow for investors by means of the company's large inventory of mining equipment and their superb management team, made up of second and third generation miners, hi-tech geologists, and a skilled board of directors in investment banking.

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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements and Information concerning mineral resources. This press release contains forward-looking statements and forward-looking information (collectively, "forward-looking statements") within the meaning of applicable Canadian and US securities legislation. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein including, without limitation, statements regarding the anticipated content, commencement and cost of mining programs, anticipated exploration and metallurgical test program results, the discovery and delineation of mineral deposits/resources/reserves, the potential for any mining or production at Motherlode and Golden Eagle are to be considered forward-looking statements. Except as required by the Federal Securities law, AIVN does not undertake any obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements contained herein after the date hereof.

CONTACT: Company Contact: Jack Wagenti, Chairman Phone: 813- 260- 2866 Web Site: http://www.aivn.co E-mail: jackwagenti@aivn.co Investor Contact: Tyler Troup, Managing Director Circadian Group IR Toll Free: 1-866-865-2780 Email: Tyler@Circadian-group.com

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