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AER ENERGY RESOURCES APPOINTS DOUGLAS JOHNS TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 SMYRNA, Ga., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- AER Energy Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ: AERN) today announced that it has appointed Douglas Johns to its Board of Directors, increasing its size to seven. Mr. Johns, 45 years old, was Senior Vice President/General Manager - Personal Computer Division of Compaq Computer Corporation from 1991 to 1993.
 As General Manager of Compaq's Personal Computer Division, Mr. Johns was responsible for overseeing product marketing and engineering design for portable, desktop and software products, as well as worldwide materials purchasing and manufacturing by the entire company.
 "Given Mr. Johns' leading role in doubling Compaq's worldwide market share in desktop and portable PC products, we are quite pleased to be able to benefit from his advice, particularly as key computer OEMs continue to sample our battery technology," said David Dorheim, President of AER Energy Resources, Inc. "Moreover, we look forward to his insights into distribution of computer products, which will be valuable as we move toward bringing our Power 20(TM) accessory battery product to market in 1994."
 From 1984 to 1993, Mr. Johns held various top management positions in marketing and sales at Compaq. From 1972 to 1983, he worked for IBM Corporation in marketing and sales capacities.
 Mr. Johns received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Auburn University.
 AER Energy Resources, Inc., is engaged in the development and commercialization of high energy density, rechargeable zinc- air batteries that provide long, continuous run-time for portable electronic products. The initial opportunity for the company's technology is to extend the run-time of notebook and pen-based computers to continuous, full working day operation.
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 /CONTACT: Ray Brown of AER Energy Resources, Inc., 404-433-2127 or Todd Fogarty of Kekst & Company, 212-593-2655/
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