PGA Tour Professional Fred Couples, the Company's first Anatabloc® Brand Ambassador, continues in his role as a principal spokesman for the product, and is excited to see Anatabloc® growing and spreading into different areas of professional athletics. Couples will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2013 and will serve as Captain of The 2013 Presidents Cup.Paul L. Perito, Chairman, COO, and President of Star Scientific, Inc. commented, "We are proud to have both Fred and John on board. We are hopeful that their success with the product will encourage other athletes and active individuals to try Anatabloc® and spread the word. Now that HFL Sport Science has concluded its vigorous testing of Anatabloc®, we look forward to expanding our presence and helping all types of athletes and active individuals reach their full potential." Anatabloc® can be purchased at GNC Stores nationwide, and at www.GNC.com and www.anatabloc.com. 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 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, 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, 2011. 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. 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 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.