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Form 8-K for SWISHER HYGIENE INC.


16-Sep-2013

Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Financial Statements and Exhibits


Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On September 10, 2013, the Board of Directors of Swisher Hygiene Inc. (the "Company") appointed current director William M. Pierce as the Company's new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Also, on September 10, 2013, Thomas C. Byrne resumed his prior position of Executive Vice President, effective immediately.

Mr. Pierce, age 62, has served as a director of the Company and a member of the Company's Audit and Compensation Committees since June 2013. In his new position as President and Chief Executive Officer, he will resign from these Committee positions as required by NASDAQ listing requirements. Mr. Pierce has held the position of Senior Vice President at Huizenga Holdings, Inc. since 1990, where he has also served as chief operating officer, chief financial officer and as an officer and director of numerous private and public portfolio companies. Mr. Pierce's positions have included President of Frederica Hospitality Group, LLC, five years as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Dolphins Enterprises where he was responsible for all non-football business operations of the Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium, and Chief Operating Officer of two route-based businesses, Sparkle, Inc. and Blue Ribbon Water Company. Previously, Mr. Pierce spent five years as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Boca Resorts Inc., a NYSE-traded company until its sale in 2004, where he was primarily responsible for the day-to-day oversight and the growth of the company, as well as raising equity and debt in the public markets. Prior to Huizenga Holdings, Mr. Pierce spent 11 years as a senior operating executive of Sky Chefs, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines, and seven years in senior management positions in the food and beverage industry. He received his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Texas at El Paso.

The Company issued a press release on September 16, 2013 regarding Mr. Pierce's appointment as the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, a copy of which is attached to this report as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.



Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

Exhibit No.   Exhibit Description

  99.1        Press release, dated September 16, 2013.


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