22nd Century Group Announces Webcast to Provide Business Update

Williamsville, NY, Nov. 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

WILLIAMSVILLE, NY -- 22nd Century Group, Inc. (NYSE American:  XXII), a plant biotechnology company that is a leader in tobacco harm reduction, Very Low Nicotine Content (VLNC) tobacco, and hemp/cannabis plant research, announced today that the Company will provide a business update for investors via an audio-only webcast on Friday, November 8, 2019, at 9:00 AM Eastern time.

Cliff Fleet, Chief Executive Officer of 22nd Century Group, together with John Brodfuehrer, Chief Financial Officer, will conduct the webcast.  Interested parties are invited to listen to the live event on the 22nd Century website: www.xxiicentury.com/media/2019Q3BusinessUpdate.

The webcast will consist of an overview of recent business highlights and a review of the Company's third quarter 2019 financial results. A recording of the webcast will be available approximately one hour after completion of the event and will be archived on 22nd Century’s website for 90 days. Investors, analysts and members of the media interested in submitting questions in advance can do so by sending an e-mail with your question(s) to InvestorRelations@xxiicentury.com.

About 22nd Century Group, Inc.

22nd Century is a plant biotechnology company focused on technology which allows it to decrease the level of nicotine in tobacco plants and to modify the level of cannabinoids in hemp/cannabis plants through genetic engineering and modern plant breeding. The Company’s primary mission in tobacco is to reduce the harm caused by smoking. The Company’s primary mission in hemp/cannabis is to develop proprietary hemp/cannabis plants for important new medicines and agricultural crops. Visit www.xxiicentury.com for more information.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This press release contains forward-looking information, including all statements that are not statements of historical fact regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of 22nd Century Group, Inc., its directors or its officers with respect to the contents of this press release, including but not limited to our future revenue expectations. The words “may,” “would,” “will,” “expect,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “intend” and similar expressions and variations thereof are intended to identify forward-looking statements. We cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity or performance. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date that they were made. These cautionary statements should be considered with any written or oral forward-looking statements that we may issue in the future. Except as required by applicable law, including the securities laws of the United States, we do not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements to conform these statements to reflect actual results, later events or circumstances, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. You should carefully review and consider the various disclosures made by us in our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, filed on March 6, 2019, including the section entitled “Risk Factors,” and our other reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission which attempt to advise interested parties of the risks and factors that may affect our business, financial condition, results of operation and cash flows. If one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or if the underlying assumptions prove incorrect, our actual results may vary materially from those expected or projected.

22nd Century Group, Inc.

James Vail, Director of Communications

(716) 270-1523

jvail@xxiicentury.com

Source: 22nd Century Group, Inc.