Arabian American to Present at the 2011 Global Hunter Securities Conference

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-- CEO to Present on July 19, 2011 in Metals & Mining Track --

DALLAS, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Arabian American Development Co. (Nasdaq: ARSD) today announced that Nick Carter, President and CEO of the Company, will be presenting at the Global Hunter Securities Conference, which is being held July 17-19, 2011 at the Intercontinental Hotel, 888 Howard St., San Francisco, Calif. The Company will be presenting on Tuesday, July 19 at 10 a.m. PDT, Metals & Mining - Track 3. Arabian American management will be available throughout the day for one-on-one meetings. To schedule a one-on-one meeting, please contact your Global Hunter Securities representative.

Arabian American's group presentation will be available for the public to access via the Investor Relations section of the Company's corporate website, or at This webcast will be archived for 90 days following the live presentation.

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About Arabian American Development Company (ARSD)

ARSD owns and operates a petrochemical facility located in southeast Texas just north of Beaumont which specializes in high purity petrochemical solvents and other solvent type manufacturing. The Company is also the original developer and now a 41% investor in a Saudi Arabian joint stock company involving a mining project which is currently under construction in the Najran Province of southwest Saudi Arabia. The mine is scheduled to be in production in late 2011 or early 2012 and will produce economic quantities of zinc, copper, gold, and silver.

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Statements in this release that are not historical facts are forward looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward looking statements are based upon management's belief as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to management. Because such statements are based upon expectations as to future economic performance and are not statements of fact, actual results may differ from those projected. These risks, as well as others, are discussed in greater detail in Arabian American's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Arabian American's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31,  2010, and the Company's subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

Company Contact:  Nick Carter, President and Chief Executive Officer

                  (409) 385-8300


Investor Contact: Cameron Donahue

                  Hayden IR

                  (651) 653-1854


SOURCE Arabian American Development Co.