NASDAQ Grants Extension to Continue Swisher Hygiene Listing

NASDAQ Grants Extension to Continue Swisher Hygiene Listing

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 22, 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 on March
21, 2013, the NASDAQ Hearings Panel (the "Panel") determined to continue
Swisher Hygiene's listing on the NASDAQ Stock Market ("NASDAQ") and provide
Swisher Hygiene additional time to file its Form 10-K for the year ended
December 31, 2012 (the "2012 Form 10-K") and hold its combined 2011 and 2012
annual meeting of stockholders (the "Annual Meeting").

Previously, on March 20, 2013, Swisher Hygiene provided the Panel an update on
the company's compliance efforts and advised the Panel that it expects to
complete and file the 2012 Form 10-K by April 30, 2013 and hold the Annual
Meeting on June 5, 2013.

Also, on March 20, 2013, Swisher Hygiene received a letter from NASDAQ
indicating that it is not in compliance with the filing requirements for
continued listing under NASDAQ Listing Rule 5250(c)(1) because the 2012 Form
10-K was not timely filed by March 18, 2013. The letter from NASDAQ advised
Swisher Hygiene that the Panel will consider this additional deficiency in the
Board's decision regarding Swisher Hygiene's continued listing on NASDAQ.

On March 21, 2013, Swisher Hygiene received a letter from the Panel indicating
its determination to continue the listing of Swisher Hygiene's shares on
NASDAQ, subject to the following conditions: (1) on or before April 30, 2013,
Swisher Hygiene will file the 2012 Form 10-K and (2) on or before June 5,
2013, Swisher Hygiene will have solicited proxies and held the Annual
Meeting.In order for Swisher Hygiene to comply with the terms of the Panel's
exception, Swisher Hygiene must be able to demonstrate compliance with all
requirements for continued listing.

Swisher Hygiene is working to meet the conditions for continued listing
required by the Panel, however Swisher Hygiene can provide no assurance as to
when it will complete and file the 2012 Form 10-K or when it will hold the
Annual Meeting.

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, 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 sanitizing 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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