updated 6/14/2011 10:17:27 AM ET 2011-06-14T14:17:27

BOSTON, June 14, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Converted Organics Inc. (Nasdaq:COIN) announced the results of its Annual Meeting of Shareholders held yesterday at the Millennium Bostonian Hotel in Boston, MA. Shareholders at the meeting considered and approved all matters as recommended by the Board of Directors as follows:

  • Reelected John DeVillars and Marshall Sterman to the Board of Directors.
  • Ratified the appointment of CCR LLP as its independent public accountant.
  • Increased the number of authorized shares of common stock to 500,000,000.
  • Authorized the Board to consider a reverse stock split.
  • Approved the issuance of common stock and matters related to previously announced April 1, 2011 financing.
  • Approved future adjustments of the exercise prices of certain of the Company's currently outstanding Warrants

John DeVillars and Marshall Sterman have served as members of Converted Organics' Board of Directors since June of 2006, and July of 2010, respectively. CCR LLP has served as Converted Organics' independent public accountant since 2005.

"The Company is pleased with the results of today's Annual Meeting of Shareholders," said Edward J. Gildea, President and CEO of Converted Organics. "We appreciate the support shown by our shareholders and look forward to the remainder of the year as we continue to develop our existing lines of clean technology businesses and pursue available growth opportunities."

Following the Annual Meeting of Shareholders, the Board of Directors held a meeting at which they voted in favor of a 1-for-10 reverse split of the Company's stock. The Company has notified NASDAQ and expects the split to be effective June 28, 2011.

About Converted Organics

Converted Organics' (Nasdaq:COIN) mission is to promote, develop and operate profitable innovative clean technologies that contribute to the improvement of our environment by use of sustainable business practices and the judicious use of natural resources. Converted Organics Inc. is currently composed of three primary lines of business at the intersection of Agriculture, Water and Waste Recycling. Each business contributes to our mission and uses sustainable business practices that protect and value the environment. The three lines of business are Organic Fertilizer (Converted Organics), Vertical Farming (TerraSphere Systems - www.terraspheresystems.com ), and Industrial Wastewater Treatment (Industrial Wastewater Resources).

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This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements include information about possible or assumed future results of our business, financial condition, liquidity, results of operations, plans and objectives. In some cases, you may identify forward-looking statements by words such as "may," "should," "plan," "intend," "potential," "continue," "believe," "expect," "predict," "anticipate" and "estimate," the negative of these words or other comparable words. Forward-looking statements include, the TerraSphere transaction being in the long-term interest of the Company and that TerraSphere make significant contributions to the combined company going forward. These statements are only predictions. One should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements are qualified by their terms and/or important factors, many of which are outside the Company's control, involve a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from the statements made. The forward-looking statements are based on the Company's beliefs, assumptions and expectations of our future performance, taking into account information currently available to the Company. These beliefs, assumptions and expectations can change as a result of many possible events or factors, including those events and factors described in the "Risk Factors" section in the Company's most recently filed annual report on Form 10-K, as updated in the Company's quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed since the annual report, not all of which are known to the Company. Neither the Company nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of these statements. The Company will update the information in this press release only to the extent required under applicable securities laws. If a change occurs, the Company's business, financial condition, liquidity and results of operations may vary materially from those expressed in the aforementioned forward-looking statements.


CONTACT: Converted Organics Inc.

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