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American Science and Engineering announces grant of injunction protecting its trade secrets.

BILLERICA, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 26, 1996--

American Science and Engineering, Inc. (AMEX-ASE) announced today that a preliminary injunction prohibiting Dr. Martin Annis and Annistech, Inc. from using AS&E's trade secrets or proprietary technology and from working on a particular government contract has been issued by a Massachusetts trial court and upheld by a single justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court. The injunction represents the latest victory by AS&E in its longstanding battle with Dr. Annis emanating from Dr. Annis's termination by AS&E and his subsequent activities.

Ralph Sheridan, President and Chief Executive Officer of AS&E, said, "We are very pleased with the Court's ruling, which vindicates the position we have maintained since 1994. In order to issue the injunction, the Court had to, and did, conclude that we are likely to prevail on our claims that Dr. Annis and Annistech have misappropriated our trade secrets. We are fully cognizant of the value of our technology and will take all necessary steps to protect it."

AS&E develops and manufactures sophisticated X-ray inspection products for critical detection and security applications. AS&E's patented Z(R) Backscatter technology detects plastic explosives, illegal drugs, and other contraband, even when artfully concealed in complex backgrounds by terrorists and smugglers.

CONTACT: American Science and Engineering

Jeffrey Bernfeld or Lee Steele, 508/262-8700
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