Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 15, 2012
Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation or organization)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

914 N Jefferson Street
Springdale, Arkansas
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code  (479) 756-7400
Not Applicable
(Former name and former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 5.02 - Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On March 12, the Company entered into Employment Agreements with Joe G. Brooks, Chairman and CEO, Timothy D. Morrison, President, and J. R. Brian Hanna, Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Brooks’ agreement is effective March 12, 2012 and expires on March 12, 2015 while those of the President and Chief Financial Officer are effective January 1, 2012 and expire on January 1, 2015. All three agreements automatically renew on the same terms and conditions for additional one-year periods unless the Company or Executive gives the other party written notice of its election not to renew the Employment Period at least 60 days prior to the renewal date.

The Employment Agreements provide that Messrs. Brooks, Morrison, and Hanna will each receive an annual base salary of $230,000, $235,000, and $220,000 respectively with an annual bonus potential for each based on performance goals and criteria approved by the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company. All three executives are eligible to participate in the Company’s equity incentive plan which will be subject to customary vesting, buy back, and other provisions as determined by the Compensation Committee.

The Employment Agreements also contain confidentiality provisions as well as covenants not to compete for a period of one year following employment termination in addition to severance for termination without cause.

The foregoing description is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Employment Agreements, copies of which are filed herewith as Exhibits10.1, 10.2, and 10.3 and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01 - Financial Statements and Exhibits

Employment Agreement – Joe G. Brooks
Employment Agreement – Timothy Morrison
Employment Agreement – J.R. Brian Hanna


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.


By:   /s/     Joe G. Brooks
Joe G. Brooks
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Date: March 15, 2012