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Converted Organics Announces Decision to Forego Reverse Stock Split

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

BOSTON, June 16, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Converted Organics Inc. (Nasdaq:COIN) announced today that it has decided not to effect the 1-for-10 reverse split of the Company's stock that had been approved by the Company's Board of Directors on June 13, 2011. Market conditions indicated to the Company that the reverse split is not beneficial to the shareholders at this time.

"We contemplated the reverse split to maintain our NASDAQ listing. Current market conditions indicated the reverse split is not in the best interest of our shareholders," said Edward J. Gildea, President and CEO of Converted Organics. "We understand that not effecting the reverse split means our shares may be delisted from NASDAQ, but we believe our shares will be traded on the Over the Counter Bulletin Board (OTCBB)."

On December 28, 2010, NASDAQ granted the Company a 180-day extension to regain compliance with the $1 minimum bid price per share requirement under Listing Rule 5550(a)(2). NASDAQ also specified that failure to raise the share price to $1 for a minimum of 10 consecutive business days prior to the extension deadline of June 27, 2011 would cause the Company's stock to be delisted. If the stock is delisted, the Company will work with NASDAQ to make the transition to the OTCBB as smooth as possible. 

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 - ), and Industrial Wastewater Treatment (Industrial Wastewater Resources).

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CONTACT: Converted Organics Inc. 617-624-0111