Board of Directors
22nd Century Group, Inc. (f/k/a Touchstone Mining Limited)
11923 SW 37 Terrace
Miami, FL 33175

Loan Forgiveness


On October 14, 2010 Mark Tompkins made a $50,000 loan (the “Loan”) to 22nd Century Group, Inc. (formerly known as Touchstone Mining Limited) (the “Company”) which is represented by a 10% Convertible Promissory Note in the principal amount of $50,000 made by the Company in favor of Mark Tompkins (the “Note”).

Pursuant to the term of that certain Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization by and among Company, 22nd Century Acquisition Subsidiary, LLC and 22nd Century Limited, LLC, and in consideration of the transactions contemplated thereby (the “Merger”), and for other good and valuable consideration, the undersigned hereby agrees to make a capital contribution of the Note to the Company and in so doing forgives the entire principal balance of the Loan and the Note, together with all accrued and unpaid interest thereon. Such contribution and associated forgiveness shall be effective immediately prior to the closing of the Merger.

Very truly yours,
/s/ Mark Tompkins
Mark Tompkins

Date: January 25, 2011