AmeraMex International Receives Orders Totaling $500,000 from South American Customers

Additional orders totaling $200,000 for spare parts expected this week

CHICO, CA – May 9, 2012 – AmeraMex International, Inc. (OTC:AMMX), a provider of heavy equipment to logistics companies (stevedoring), infrastructure construction, commercial farming and mining companies, announced it has received additional orders totaling $500,000 for heavy equipment from its South American customers. The equipment is in inventory and is expected to ship before the end of May.  In March the company received orders totally approximately $1.7 million from South American.

CEO Lee Hamre commented, “South American countries are resource rich and busy exporting to other growth countries such as China, Russia and India. Countries such as Peru, Panama, Brazil and Chile are expecting growth rates from 9.8 percent to 6.78 percent and an International Monetary Fund economist projects overall growth in South America to be 3.7 percent for 2012 and 4.1 percent for 2013.  We are developing a strong customer base in South America and look forward to expanding our outreach as we grow revenue.  

“We are also continuing to make progress in Africa, home to the world’s six fastest growing economies,” continued Hamre.   “In a statement just prior to the beginning of the World Economic Forum being held in Africa May 9-11, economists are discussing a 6 percent overall 2012 growth rate for Africa but many of its countries are facing significant challenges from resource price volatility and climate change to food insecurity and  inadequate infrastructure.  We continue to believe that Africa will present tremendous opportunities to AmeraMex and patient shareholders,” added Hamre.

About AmeraMex International

AmeraMex International sells, leases and rents heavy equipment to companies within four industries:  construction (light and infrastructure), shipping logistics, mining and commercial farming. AmeraMex International's largest product line is specialized container handling equipment that enables stevedoring companies to quickly and efficiently load and offload container and general freight ships dockside. AmeraMex, with customers in the Americas, Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe, has over 30 years of experience in heavy equipment sales and service and inventories top-of-the-line equipment from manufacturers such as Taylor Machine Works Inc. and Terex Heavy Equipment. For more information visit the AmeraMex website, www.ammx.net
 
Forward-looking Statements

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed pertaining to equipment orders and future revenue are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking statements made herein.

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