Anatabloc® Brand Ambassador Fred Couples Named Captain of U.S. Golf Team for the 2013 Presidents Cup

GLEN ALLEN, Va., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the manufacturer of Anatabloc® and a subsidiary of Star Scientific, Inc. (NASDAQ: CIGX), wishes to extend its congratulations to Fred Couples for being named 2013 U.S. Presidents Cup Captain. Couples, who became a spokesperson and brand ambassador for Anatabloc® in early 2012, was named the U.S. Captain by PGA Tour Commissioner, Tim Finchem, on Tuesday at the Memorial Tournament. The 2013 Presidents Cup will be held at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, and this will be the third time Couples has served as Captain of the U.S. team. Previously, Couples led the U.S. golf teams to victories in San Francisco (2009) and in Australia (2011). 

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Last week, Rock Creek reported on the retail expansion of Anatabloc® with GNC corporate stores.  In that press release, the company noted that on June 1, 2012, GNC will begin displaying a poster of Fred Couples in the front window of its corporate stores in all fifty states, as well as in the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Also, Rock Creek is preparing a national television commercial featuring Fred Couples that it anticipates will begin airing this summer.

Additionally, as referenced in the company's recent 10-Q filing, Star Scientific's reply to the petition for certiorari to the Supreme Court filed by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Inc. was due May 29, 2012. Consistent with the schedule established for briefing at the Supreme Court, the company's reply brief was timely filed Tuesday afternoon.

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About Star Scientific

Star Scientific, Inc. is a technology-oriented company with a mission to promote maintenance of a healthy metabolism, as well as to reduce the harm associated with the use of tobacco at every level. Over the last several years, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, Star Scientific has been engaged in the manufacturing, sale, and marketing of two nutraceutical dietary supplements, and the development of other nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals. The company also has continued to pursue the development, implementation, and licensing of the technology behind its proprietary StarCured® tobacco curing process, which substantially prevents the formation of carcinogenic toxins present in tobacco and tobacco smoke, primarily the tobacco-specific nitrosamines, or TSNAs and related low-TSNA dissolvable tobacco products. Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals has scientific and research offices in Gloucester, MA, and a regulatory office in Washington, DC. Star Scientific has a Corporate and Sales Office in Glen Allen, VA, an Executive, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs office in Bethesda, MD, and a manufacturing facility in Chase City, VA.

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Contact:
Talhia T. Tuck
Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations
Star Scientific, Inc.
(301) 654-8300
ttuck@starscientific.com

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