Applied Energetics

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Applied Energetics Reports Filing of Form 8 K Regarding Compensation of Certain Officers

TUCSON, Ariz. — July 11, 2011-- Applied Energetics, Inc., (NASDAQ: AERG), today announced that in connection with the cost reduction measures described below, on July 5, 2011, the Company’s Board reduced the annual base salaries of each of the executive officers of the Company, Joseph Hayden, its President, Eric Lau, its Chief Operating Officer, and Humberto Astorga, its Chief Financial Officer, by approximately 15% to $195,500, $150,000 and $150,000, respectively. In addition, the Board of Directors of the Company reduced its compensation by 15%.

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