NASDAQ Grants Swisher Hygiene's Request for Continued Listing

NASDAQ Grants Swisher Hygiene's Request for Continued Listing

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Swisher Hygiene ("Swisher
Hygiene") (Nasdaq:SWSH) (TSX:SWI), a leading provider of essential hygiene and
sanitation products and services, announced today that after meeting with the
NASDAQ Hearings Panel to review its plan of compliance to complete its public
filings, the NASDAQ Stock Market ("NASDAQ") has granted Swisher Hygiene's
request to remain listed on NASDAQ, subject to meeting specific conditions for
continued listing.

The conditions to remain listed on NASDAQ are as follows:

  *On or before December 31, 2012, Swisher Hygiene must provide a written
    update to NASDAQ regarding the status of the work toward compliance.
  *On or before January 15, 2013, the audit field work for the delinquent
    filings must be completed, and a further update shall be provided to
    NASDAQ regarding the status of work toward compliance.
  *On or before February 19, 2013, Swisher Hygiene must file with the
    Securities and Exchange Commission its restated 2011 Form 10-Qs and 2011
    Form 10-K.
  *On or before February 28, 2013, Swisher Hygiene must file all 2012 Form
    10-Qs, as well as provide NASDAQ with an update with respect to its
    progress on its audit and filing of its Form 10-K for the year ended
    December 31, 2012.

In order to fully comply with the terms of the extension, Swisher Hygiene must
be able to demonstrate compliance with all requirements for continued listing
on NASDAQ. In the event Swisher Hygiene is unable to do so, its securities may
be delisted from NASDAQ. During the process of regaining compliance with
NASDAQ, and provided Swisher Hygiene meets the conditions set forth above,
Swisher Hygiene expects that its common stock will continue trading on NASDAQ
under the symbol "SWSH." Swisher Hygiene is working to file its delinquent
filings as promptly as possible; however, SwisherHygiene can provide no
assurance as to when it will complete these filings.

"We are pleased with the Hearings Panel's decision and we anticipate meeting
the conditions to maintain Swisher Hygiene's listing on NASDAQ," said Thomas
Byrne, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Swisher Hygiene. "We
remain committed to finalizing our statements as expeditiously as possible and
providing our shareholders with properly reviewed, audited and current
financials. While this process is completed, we remain dedicated to serving
our customers nationwide on a day-to-day basis with our comprehensive core
chemical program as well as our complementary hygiene and sanitation

"As our financial reporting team continues to review and finalize the restated
2011 quarterly periods, we note that the anticipated aggregate adjustments are
not expected to exceed the previously announced $4.6 million in increases to
net loss before income taxes," added Mr. Byrne. "We are not currently able to
provide estimated results for the full fiscal year 2011, and we cannot assure
shareholders that the estimated adjustments for the first three quarters of
2011 will be indicative of our net loss for the year."

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: (a)
the ability of Swisher Hygiene to comply with the conditions of the NASDAQ
Hearings Panel, and regain compliance with NASDAQ listing standards, (b)
potential adjustments to Swisher Hygiene's financial statements, (c)the
potential impact on any such adjustments on Swisher Hygiene's previously
reported results of operations, including its previously reported net loss,
and (d) the results of Swisher Hygiene's full fiscal year ended December 31,
2011. 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, and
with Canadian securities regulators available on Swisher Hygiene's SEDAR
profile at, 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 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.This broad set of offerings is
designed to promote superior cleanliness and sanitation in all commercial
environments, 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.

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