Star Scientific's Anatabloc® Brand Ambassadors, Fred Couples and John Isner, Shine at Weekend Tournaments

Apr 15, 2013, 15:57 ET from Star Scientific, Inc.

GLEN ALLEN, Va., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Star Scientific, Inc. (NASDAQ: STSI) is proud to congratulate its Anatabloc® brand ambassadors, Fred Couples and John Isner, for their exceptional performances over the weekend at the Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia, and the US Men's Clay Court Championship in Houston, Texas. 

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In golf, Fred Couples, Anatabloc's first brand ambassador, held a position near the top of the leaderboard for nearly three of the four tournament days at the Masters, and had a strong finish with a round of 71 on Sunday.  Couples, who finished in 13th place,  was the highest finisher in the seniors division.  Couples was the 1992 Masters champion, which made him the first American golfer to reach the Number 1 ranking in the Official World Golf Rankings.  His Masters successes also have included five top-five finishes and eleven finishes in the top ten – He finished in sixth place three years ago, in 2010. A 28-time Masters competitor, Couples has referred in recent years to the physical challenges that four successive rounds of golf present due to a history of back pain and inflammation.  He also has commented frequently about the role he believes Anatabloc® has played in managing the inflammation linked with that issue.  Couples, who will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame on May 6, 2013, is the Captain of the 2013 Presidents Cup, a biennial team match-play tournament played by 24 of the world's top golfers.  

In tennis, the Company's newest Anatabloc® brand ambassador, John Isner, won his first career title on a clay court at the US Men's Clay Court Championship in Houston, Texas.  Isner dominated the tournament throughout the entire weekend.  Heading into the finals on Sunday, Isner faced opponent Nicolas Almagro, ATP's 12th ranked player in the world who holds the third most clay court victories in current professional tennis.  Isner defeated Almagro in two sets (6-3, 7-5).

"We want to send a special congratulations and thank you to both of our Anatabloc® brand ambassadors who showed true sportsmanship and talent this weekend.  Their performances rocked the golf and tennis worlds!  To have the ability to compete at such a high level as the Masters is amazing for anyone, but the fact that Couples plays on both the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour makes it a truly remarkable accomplishment.  And for Isner to defeat one of the top clay court players in the world is an outstanding victory," stated David Dean, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Star Scientific.

As brand ambassadors for Anatabloc®, both Couples and Isner display the Anatabloc® logo on their clothing during competition.  Anatabloc®, the Company's dietary supplement, is designed to provide anti-inflammatory support through dietary supplementation.

Certain statements contained in this release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to statements identified by words such as "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "estimates," "intends," "plans," "targets," "projects" and similar expressions. The statements in this release are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of our company's management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. Numerous factors could cause or contribute to such differences, including, but not limited to, results of clinical trials and/or other studies, the challenges inherent in new product development initiatives, including the continued development and market acceptance of our nutraceutical dietary supplements products, the effect of any competitive products, our ability to license and protect our intellectual property, our ability to raise additional capital in the future that is necessary to maintain our business, changes in government policy and/or regulation, potential litigation by or against us and any governmental review of our products or practices, as well as other risks discussed from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012. We undertake no duty to update any forward-looking statement or any information contained in this press release or in other public disclosures at any time.

About Star Scientific Star Scientific, Inc. is a technology-oriented company with a mission to promote maintenance of a healthy metabolism and lifestyle. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, Star Scientific has been engaged in the manufacturing, sale, and marketing of two nutraceutical dietary supplements, a cosmetic facial cream, and the development of other nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals. The company also continues to pursue the licensing of the technology behind its proprietary StarCured® curing process and its related 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, and an Executive, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs office in Washington, DC.

Contact: Talhia T. Tuck Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations Star Scientific, Inc. (202)887-5100

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