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Brenham Oil & Gas Corp. Appoints President and Chief Operating Officer

HOUSTON and KEMAH, Texas, March 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brenham Oil & Gas Corp., (OTCBB:BRHM) ("Brenham"), a subsidiary of American International Industries, Inc., (OTCBB:AMIN) ("American") announced that Bryant Mook has been appointed President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Brenham. Mr. Mook, a petroleum engineer and geologist, obtained his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Southern Methodist University and a Masters degree in Petroleum Engineering from Colorado School of Mines. Mr. Mook has vast experience in the oil and gas industry, having worked internationally in oil rich countries such as Russia and Colombia, as well as domestically in Alaska, Texas and other oil and gas producing areas in the United States.

The Company stated that "we believe Mr. Mook is an essential addition to Brenham's executive team, as President and COO as well as a board member, where he joins Scott Gaille, an expert in African oil and gas exploration and concessions and previously an affiliate of Occidental Petroleum Company (OXY), adding to Vice President Exploration, Rog Hardy's international experience in the oil and gas field with Unocal and Chevron."

Brenham previously announced its 15% participation ownership in Block Y Equatorial Guinea Africa, a 400,000 acre oil and gas concession.

For more information regarding Brenham please visit its website: http://www.brenhamoil.com/

Brenham Oil & Gas Corp. is an independent oil and gas company engaged in the acquisition of petroleum resources. The Company's focus is on coupling United States development/production assets with international exploration in locations such as Sub-Saharan Africa. Brenham's management team includes experienced professionals from major oil and gas companies.

Forward-Looking Statements:

This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including information about management's view of the Company's future expectations, plans and prospects, within the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Act"). 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 reflected by our subsidiaries' operations include without limitations, growth in the energy sector and in the oil and gas service industry, increased levels of competition, new products and technology changes, and the market for pipes, the rules of regulatory authorities and risks associated with any potential acquisitions. 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. Finally, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements after the date of this release, except as required by law, and also takes no obligation to update or correct information prepared by third parties that are not paid for by the Company.

CONTACT: Investor Relations: Rebekah Ruthstrom Tel: 281-334-9479 email: amin@americanii.comSource:Brenham Oil & Gas Corp.