Swisher Hygiene Amends Credit Facility With Wells Fargo Bank, National Association

Swisher Hygiene Amends Credit Facility With Wells Fargo Bank, National
Association

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 1, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Swisher Hygiene Inc.
("Swisher Hygiene") (Nasdaq:SWSH) (TSX:SWI), a leading provider of essential
hygiene and sanitation products and services, announced today that it has
entered into an amendment to its senior credit facility with Wells Fargo Bank,
National Association as administrative agent.

The amended facility provides an extension for the delivery of Swisher
Hygiene's financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011 and
for the quarterly periods ended March31, 2012, June30, 2012 and September
30, 2012 until the earlier of the date on which the Company delivers such
financial statements to the Securities and Exchange Commission or November 16,
2012. At the same time, the amendment waives any Default or Event of Default
that may exist as a result of Swisher Hygiene not timely filing its Annual
Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December31, 2011, its Quarterly Report
on Form 10-Q for the period ended March31, 2012 and its Quarterly Report on
Form 10-Q for the period ended June30, 2012, so long as Swisher Hygiene files
the Form 10-K and Form10-Qs by November 16, 2012. Swisher Hygiene cannot
provide assurance as to when it will complete the filings.

Also, pursuant to the amendment, Swisher Hygiene placed certain amounts in a
collateral account under the sole control of the Administrative Agent to meet
Swisher Hygiene's Unencumbered Liquidity requirements.Such funds are security
for the payment and performance of certain obligations of Swisher Hygiene.

Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Information

All statements other than statements of historical fact contained in this
press release constitute "forward-looking information" or "forward-looking
statements" within the meaning of the U.S. federal securities laws and the
Securities Act (Ontario) and are based on the expectations, estimates and
projections of management as of the date of this press release, unless
otherwise stated. All statements other than historical facts are, or may be,
deemed to be forward looking statements. The words "plans," "expects," "is
expected," "scheduled," "estimates," or "believes," or similar words or
variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions,
events or results "may," "could," "would," "might," or "will be taken,"
"occur," and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements in this press release include those regarding
Swisher Hygiene's (a) process to meet and maintain compliance with its filing
obligations and (b) future compliance with the terms of its credit agreement
as amended to date.Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a
number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by
Swisher Hygiene as of the date of such statements, are inherently subject to
significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and
contingencies. The estimates and assumptions of Swisher Hygiene contained in
this press release, which may prove to be incorrect, include but are not
limited to, the various assumptions set forth herein.All of these assumptions
have been derived from information currently available to Swisher Hygiene
including information obtained by Swisher Hygiene from third-party sources.
These assumptions may prove to be incorrect in whole or in part. All of the
forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by the
above cautionary statements and those made in the "Risk Factors" section of
Swisher Hygiene's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December31,
2010 and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June30,
2011, both filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, available on
www.sec.gov, and with Canadian securities regulators available on Swisher
Hygiene's SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com, and Swisher Hygiene's other filings
with the Securities and Exchange Commission and with Canadian securities
regulators available on Swisher Hygiene's SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com. The
forward-looking information set forth in this press release is subject to
various assumptions, risks, uncertainties and other factors that are difficult
to predict and which could cause actual results to differ materially from
those expressed or implied in the forward-looking information.Swisher Hygiene
disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking
statements to reflect subsequent events and circumstances, except to the
extent required by applicable law.

About Swisher Hygiene Inc.

Swisher Hygiene Inc. is a NASDAQ and TSX listed company that provides
essential hygiene and sanitation solutions to customers throughout much of
North America and internationally through its global network of company-owned
operations, franchises and master licensees operating in countries across
Europe and Asia. These essential solutions include cleaning and sanitizing
chemicals, foodservice and laundry products, restroom hygiene programs and a
full range of related products and services. The company's most recent program
enhancement is its introduction of solid waste management services to
commercial and residential customers in selected markets. Together, this broad
set of offerings is designed to promote superior cleanliness and sanitation in
all commercial environments from door to dumpster, enhancing the safety,
satisfaction and well-being of employees and patrons. Swisher Hygiene's
customers include a wide range of commercial enterprises, with a particular
emphasis on the foodservice, hospitality, retail, industrial and healthcare
industries.

CONTACT: For Further Information, Please Contact:

         Swisher Hygiene Inc.

         Investor Contact:
         Amy Simpson
         Phone: (704) 602-7116

         Garrett Edson, ICR
         Phone: (203) 682-8331

         Media Contact:
         Alecia Pulman, ICR
         Phone: (203) 682-8224
 
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