Swisher Hygiene Receives Additional NASDAQ Staff Determination Letter

Swisher Hygiene Receives Additional NASDAQ Staff Determination Letter

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 8, 2013 (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 received
a NASDAQ Staff Determination Letter indicating that Swisher Hygiene's failure
to hold its 2012 annual meeting of stockholders by December 31, 2012, as
required by NASDAQ Listing Rule 5620, serves as an additional basis for
delisting Swisher Hygiene's securities from The NASDAQ Stock Market.

Swisher Hygiene continues to work toward regaining compliance with the NASDAQ
rules and toward meeting the conditions to remain listed on NASDAQ.As
previously announced in Swisher Hygiene's press release dated December 12,
2012, these conditions include filing its restated 2011 Form 10-Qs and 2011
Form 10-K on or before February 19, 2013 and filing its 2012 Form 10-Qs on or
before February 28, 2013.Swisher Hygiene has advised NASDAQ that, upon
meeting these conditions, it will work toward filing its 2012 Form 10-K and
subsequently holding its annual meeting of stockholders during the second
quarter of 2013.

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 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.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.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.

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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