CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Swisher Hygiene Inc. (“Swisher”) (Nasdaq:SWSH) (TSX:SWI), a leading provider of essential hygiene and sanitizing products and services, announced today the further expansion of its commercial laundry service and product capabilities, including new cost-effective and energy efficient technologies, into the hospitality, healthcare and commercial laundry markets.

Swisher will be showcasing its commercial laundry programs at the Clean Show, taking place from June 20th — 22nd at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center in Louisiana.

“We are excited to be exhibiting at the industry’s premier event, offering our comprehensive line of textile care products and services for the healthcare, hospitality and commercial laundry markets,” said Thomas Byrne, President and Chief Executive Officer of Swisher. “We believe there is a further opportunity to expand our reach with on-premise laundries and commercial plants.”

In addition, Swisher is pleased to announce that Doug Story, its Vice President of Innovation, will be an educational speaker at the Clean Show. Story, who has more than three decades experience working in the commercial laundry industry, is slated to speak on the past and future of fabric processing at 2:30 p.m. CDT on Saturday, June 22nd. His presentation will take place on the main floor theater.

Story, who joined Swisher in 2010, leads the developments of innovative chemical products and delivery systems for the institutional, industrial and commercial markets. His experience ranges from R&D to global portfolio management and he holds several patents on cutting-edge delivery systems.

For additional information on Swisher and its products, please visit Swisher’s exhibitor booth #3367 and its website at

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 network of company-owned operations, franchises and master licensees. These solutions include essential products and services that are designed to promote superior cleanliness and sanitation in commercial environments, while enhancing the safety, satisfaction and well-being of employees and patrons. These solutions are typically delivered by employees on a regularly scheduled basis and involve providing Swisher’s customers with: (i) consumable products such as detergents, cleaning chemicals, soap, paper and supplies, together with the rental and servicing of dish machines and other equipment for the dispensing of those products; (ii) the rental of facility service items requiring regular maintenance and cleaning, such as floor mats, mops, bar towels, and linens; and (iii) manual cleaning of their facilities. Swisher serves customers in a wide range of end-markets, with a particular emphasis on the foodservice, hospitality, retail 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

Source: Swisher Hygiene Inc.

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