Plant to Increase Efficiency, Aid in Reducing Costs and Expand Production Capabilities

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Swisher Hygiene Inc. (“Swisher”) (Nasdaq:SWSH) (TSX:SWI), a leading provider of essential hygiene and sanitizing products and services, today announced the unveiling of its newest 54,000 square foot manufacturing and training facility near Phoenix, Arizona, enabling the company to significantly and efficiently expand its production and innovation capabilities in the Southwest region.

The facility will manufacture a variety of liquid, solid and powder chemical products, while additional finished goods storage will also allow Swisher to improve its overall service by providing more efficient deliveries to its Southwest regional distributors and customers. The new facility also includes a laboratory to further enhance product innovation, and a uniquely designed training room with a fully operational dish room and restroom space.

“We are enthusiastic about this new facility, which is a key part of our plan to standardize and simplify our cost structure while allowing Swisher to better serve our customers in the Southwest,” said Blake Thompson, Chief Operating Officer of Swisher. “The facility is a significant step-up in terms of efficiency from our previous operations in the region, and with additional space and modern manufacturing equipment in place, we expect to enhance our overall production while improving our distribution capabilities to deliver our products faster and more efficiently to our customers.”

The new facility will also be home to Swisher’s regional parts and dish machine distribution center.

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.

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