Swisher Hygiene Announces Results for the Three and Six-Month Periods Ended June 30, 2012

Swisher Hygiene Announces Results for the Three and Six-Month Periods Ended
June 30, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Swisher Hygiene Inc.
("Swisher Hygiene") (Nasdaq:SWSH) (TSX:SWI), a leading provider of essential
hygiene and sanitizing products and services, announced today that it has
filed its Form 10-Q for the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2012.
All amounts in this news release are in United States dollars.

Second Quarter 2012 Highlights

  *The Waste segment, which was sold on November 15, 2012, is reported as
    discontinued operations for 2012.
    
  *Total revenue from continuing operations of $60.2 million for the second
    quarter of 2012, a 76% increase compared to the second quarter of
    2011.Hygiene revenue from company-owned operations for the second quarter
    of 2012, excluding acquisitions, increased 9% compared to the second
    quarter of 2011.
    
  *Adjusted EBITDA loss of $1.8 million for the second quarter of 2012 based
    on a net loss from continuing operations of $18.0 million.For a
    reconciliation of non-GAAP to GAAP measures, please review the disclosures
    and table included with this release.
    
  *Basic and diluted loss per share from continuing operations of $0.10 for
    the second quarter of 2012, compared to basic and diluted loss per share
    from continuing operations of $0.05 in the second quarter of 2011.

"Results during the second quarter of 2012 were materially affected by the
investigation and review process, impacting our overall operations and
contributing to significantly higher SG&A costs in the quarter," said Thomas
Byrne, President and Chief Executive Officer of Swisher Hygiene."Despite the
ongoing review process, we continued to see improvement in our route expense
as a percentage of revenue through our initial route consolidation initiatives
and, excluding expenses related to the investigation and review, we reduced
our SG&A expense as a percentage of revenue by 740 basis points.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
sanitizing services."

"We are nearing the end of filing our outstanding financials, with only one
more 2012 Form 10-Q remaining," continued Mr. Byrne."We aim to complete the
filing of our third quarter 2012 Form 10-Q within the next few days, which
will position us to file our 2012 Form 10-K during the month of April."

Second Quarter 2012 Results

For the three months ended June 30, 2012, Swisher Hygiene reported total
revenue from continuing operations of $60.2 million, a 76% increase from $34.2
million in the three months ended June 30, 2011.Hygiene revenue from
company-owned operations, excluding acquisitions, increased 9% compared to the
three months ended June 30, 2011.

Total costs and expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2012 increased by
80% to $77.8 million, compared to $43.3 million in the three months ended June
30, 2011.Excluding the impact of acquisition and merger expenses in both
periods, and $9.5 million of investigation and review-related expenses in the
three months ended June 30, 2012, total costs and expenses increased 9%
compared to the three months ended June 30, 2011.

For the three months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively:

                                                              Q2 2012 Q2 2011
Cost of sales as a % of revenue                               44.6%   38.4%
Route expense as a % of revenue                                16.9%   22.2%
SG&A expense as a % of revenue                                 59.1%   50.7%
SG&A expense (excluding investigation and review-related       43.3%   50.7%
expenses) as a % of revenue

The increase in cost of sales as a percentage of revenue primarily reflects a
change in sales mix towards the chemical product line and entering the
wholesale chemical business through Swisher Hygiene's acquisition of Daley
International, Cavalier and Kitter in the third quarter of 2011, while the
favorable change in route expense as a percentage of revenue reflects the
economies of scale realized through route consolidation initiatives.

Net loss from continuing operations for the three months ended June 30, 2012
was $18.0 million, compared to net loss from continuing operations of $8.4
million in the three months ended June 30, 2011.

Adjusted EBITDA loss for the three months ended June 30, 2012 was $1.8
million, compared to an Adjusted EBITDA loss of $2.8 million in the three
months ended June 30, 2011.

Six Months 2012 Results

For the six months ended June 30, 2012, Swisher Hygiene reported total revenue
from continuing operations of $118.3 million, a 112% increase from $55.7
million in the six months ended June 30, 2011.Hygiene revenue from
company-owned operations, excluding acquisitions, increased 11% compared to
the six months ended June 30, 2011.

Total costs and expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2012 increased by
102% to $148.7 million, compared to $73.7 million in the six months ended June
30, 2011.Excluding the impact of acquisition and merger expenses in both
periods, and $11.4 million of investigation and review-related expenses in the
six months ended June 30, 2012, total costs and expenses increased 19%
compared to the six months ended June 30, 2011.

For the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively:

                                                              H1 2012 H1 2011
Cost of sales as a % of revenue                               44.0%   38.4%
Route expense as a % of revenue                                17.5%   22.9%
SG&A expense as a % of revenue                                 55.4%   55.5%
SG&A expense (excluding investigation and review-related       45.8%   55.5%
expenses) as a % of revenue

The increase in cost of sales as a percentage of revenue primarily reflects a
change in sales mix towards the chemical product line and entering the
wholesale chemical business through Swisher Hygiene's acquisition of Daley
International, Cavalier and Kitter in the third quarter of 2011, while the
favorable change in route expense as a percentage of revenue reflects the
economies of scale realized through route consolidation initiatives.

Net loss from continuing operations for the six months ended June 30, 2012 was
$31.3 million, compared to net loss from continuing operations of $13.7
million in the six months ended June 30, 2011.

Adjusted EBITDA loss for the six months ended June 30, 2012 was $5.9 million,
compared to an Adjusted EBITDA loss of $7.4 million in the six months ended
June 30, 2011.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release and the attached financial tables contain certain non-GAAP
financial measures.In addition to net income determined in accordance with
GAAP, we use certain non-GAAP measures such as "Adjusted EBITDA" in assessing
Swisher Hygiene's operating performance. Swisher Hygiene believes this
non-GAAP measure serves as an appropriate measure to be used in evaluating the
performance of its business.

Swisher Hygiene defines Adjusted EBITDA as net loss excluding the impact of
income taxes, depreciation and amortization expense, investigation and review
related expenses, net interest expense, foreign currency gain and other
income, net loss on debt related fair value measurements, stock based
compensation, third party costs directly related to merger and acquisitions,
including the debt prepayment penalty, and a gain from bargain purchase
related to mergers and acquisitions.

Swisher Hygiene presents Adjusted EBITDA because the company considers it an
important supplemental measure of its operating performance and believes it is
frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties
in the evaluation of its results. Management uses this non-GAAP financial
measure frequently in its decision-making because it provides supplemental
information that facilitates internal comparisons to the historical operating
performance of prior periods and gives an additional indication of Swisher
Hygiene's core operating performance. Swisher Hygiene includes this non-GAAP
financial measure in its earnings announcement in order to provide
transparency to its investors and enable investors to better compare its
operating performance with the operating performance of its competitors.
Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation from, and is not
intended to represent an alternative measure of, revenue, operating results or
cash flows from operating activities as determined in accordance with GAAP.
Additionally, Swisher Hygiene's definition of Adjusted EBITDA may not be
comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

Under SEC rules, Swisher Hygiene is required to provide a reconciliation of
non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures.Accordingly,
the following is a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Swisher Hygiene's net
losses for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011:

                        Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
                        2012           2011         2012         2011
                        (In thousands)
Net loss from continuing $(18,029)     $(8,366)    $ (31,289)   $(13,740)
operations
Income tax benefit       8              (4,403)     87          (10,133)
(expense)
Depreciation and         5,188         2,482       10,165       4,604
amortization expense
Interest expense, net    531            253         1,112        587
Loss (gain) on foreign   43            (128)       40           (163)
currency
Unrealized (gain) loss   (170)          3,625       (199)        5,586
on convertible debt
Stock-based compensation 1,034         1,044       2,617        1,846
Investigation and        9,511         --          11,385       --
review-related expenses
Acquisition and merger   42             2,734       162          3,998
expenses
                                                              
Adjusted EBITDA          $(1,842)      $(2,759)    $ (5,920)    $(7,415)

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.

Certain information in this press release is forward-looking
information.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, 2011, 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.

SWISHER HYGIENE INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except share and per share data)

                        Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
                        2012          2011          2012         2011
Revenue                                                        
Products                 $ 53,169      $ 26,350      $ 104,019    $ 41,063
Services                 6,744         6,618         13,753       11,986
Franchise and other      269           1,276         563          2,669
Total revenue            60,182        34,244        118,335      55,718
                                                              
Costs and expenses                                             
Cost of sales            26,832        13,152        52,079       21,394
Route expenses           10,171        7,603         20,766       12,758
Selling, general, and    35,597        17,366        65,566       30,901
administrative expenses
Acquisition and merger   42            2,734         162          3,998
expenses
Depreciation and         5,188         2,482         10,165       4,604
amortization
Total costs and expenses 77,830        43,337        148,738      73,655
Loss from continuing     (17,648)      (9,093)       (30,403)     (17,937)
operations
                                                              
Other expense, net       (373)         (3,676)       (799)        (5,936)
Net loss from continuing
operations before income (18,021)      (12,769)      (31,202)     (23,873)
taxes
                                                              
Income tax (expense)     (8)           4,403         (87)         10,133
benefit
Net loss from continuing (18,029)      (8,366)       (31,289)     (13,740)
operations

(Loss) Income from       (882)         275           (883)        (350)
discontinued operations,
net of tax
Net loss                 (18,911)      (8,091)       (32,172)     (14,090)
Net income attributable
to non-controlling       --            (1)           --           (1)
interest
Net loss attributable to (18,911)      (8,092)       (32,172)     (14,091)
Swisher Hygiene Inc.
Comprehensive loss                                             
Foreign currency         (13)          (270)         (17)         (28)
translation adjustment
Comprehensive loss       $ (18,924)    $ (8,362)     $ (32,189)   $ (14,119)
                                                              
Loss per share from                                            
continuing operations
Basic and diluted        $ (0.10)      $ (0.05)      $ (0.18)     $ (0.10)
                                                              
                                                              
Weighted-average common
shares used in the                                             
computation of loss per
share
Basic and diluted        174,996,323   164,972,640   174,913,264  144,097,478

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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