updated 6/16/2011 7:15:45 AM ET 2011-06-16T11:15:45

APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz., June 16, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Energy Fields, Inc. (OTCBB:AEFI) (the "Company"), is pleased to announce that Jonathan Braun has been appointed to the board of directors (the "Board") of American Energy Fields, Inc.

Mr. Braun is a pioneering Internet content producer and former full-time professional journalist with more than three decades of experience in electronic and print publishing. His expertise ranges from creating cutting-edge new media content for Microsoft and Time Warner to launching, editing and managing monthly magazines and weekly community newspapers. He has been an associate editor of Parade, the nationally syndicated Sunday supplement-style magazine, a feature writer for the New York Daily News, and a freelance contributor to Rolling Stone.

His public relations clients have included Fortune 500 companies, foreign governments, the financier Carl Icahn, and the American Stock Exchange.

He has been a principal of Marinex Media since he founded it in 2008, and has been a principal of Vermont Line Industries, since he co-founded it in 2006. Mr. Braun received a M.S. degree from The Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University in 1972 and a B.A. degree in Political Science from the City College of New York in 1971.

Company President and CEO Joshua Bleak said of the appointment, "We are pleased to have Jonathan as a member of the board.  He will be key in helping AEFI to publicize, promote and protect the company's interests as we endeavor to unlock value for our shareholders. In short, his skill and experience will prove extremely valuable to a progressive, evolving company such as AEFI." 

About American Energy Fields, Inc.

American Energy Fields (AEFI) is a resource company focused on exploring and developing the natural energy resources of the United States.  American Energy Fields' corporate strength lies in its management's experience in the finance and natural resource sectors.   AEFI has one of the most prolific mining databases for energy related projects within the United States.  With this database, AEFI will target and acquire projects with previous production and/or exploration and work towards fully developing those projects to drive revenues and build core reserves. 

Safe Harbor Statement

Except for the statements of historical fact contained herein, the information presented in this news release constitutes "forward-looking statements" as such term is used in applicable United States and Canadian laws.  These statements relate to analyses and other information that are based on forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions of management.  Any other statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, using words or phrases such as "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", "plans, "estimates" or "intends", or stating that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved) are not statements of historical fact and should be viewed as "forward-looking statements". Such forward looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and other factors include, among others, the actual results of exploration activities, variations in the underlying assumptions associated with the estimation or realization of mineral resources, the availability of capital to fund programs and the resulting dilution caused by the raising of capital through the sale of shares, accidents, labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry including, without limitation, those associated with the environment, delays in obtaining governmental approvals, permits or financing or in the completion of development or construction activities, title disputes or claims limitations on insurance coverage.  Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended.  There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.  Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements contained in this news release and in any document referred to in this news release.

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