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Ted Karkus Admits to Financial Relationship With Dr. Richard A. Rosenbloom; Demonstrates Pattern of Improper Influence, Unethical Behavior, Falsification and Distortion; Company Questions What Else Karkus May Be Hiding From Shareholders

DOYLESTOWN, Pa., May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Quigley Corporation, (Nasdaq: QGLY),, today announced that it has uncovered additional facts with respect to the relationship between Ted Karkus and Dr. Richard Rosenbloom. The following are among the facts that were uncovered:

  1. Karkus admitted in a press release today that he loaned $55,000 to Dr. Rosenbloom. Karkus is, and has been, a shareholder of The Quigley Corporation and Dr. Rosenbloom is, and has been, in possession of material non-public information as to the Company's drug candidate development programs during the term of the loan.
  2. In sworn testimony, Karkus stated that at no time did he have any financial arrangement with any employee of The Quigley Corporation. By his own admission in today's press release, this is a false statement which he made under oath.
  3. Karkus has been in touch with Company officials. The fact has never been disclosed in the proxy materials or otherwise.
  4. In clear violation of Company policy, Dr. Rosenbloom has never disclosed his relationship with dissident Karkus.
  5. According to Dr. Rosenbloom in an interview conducted by executives of the Company prior to The Quigley Corporation's press release earlier today, Dr. Rosenbloom advised that he had been offered an increase in salary and an undisclosed amount of stock to continue with the Karkus Group if the Karkus Group were victorious in gaining control of the Company.
  6. The proposed arrangement between Karkus and Dr. Rosenbloom has never been disclosed in any of Karkus's proxy solicitation material in violation of federal securities laws.

The Company assures its shareholders that there will be minimal impact, if any, on the Company's Pharma division with the suspension of Dr. Rosenbloom. Dr. Rosenbloom's role in the ongoing development programs has been shifting to Michael Petterutti for the past several months and during the time of this unfortunate breach of Company policy.

We urge Shareholders to take this information into consideration and vote the White Proxy Card.

About The Quigley Corporation

The Quigley Corporation (Nasdaq: QGLY, is a diversified natural health medical science company. Its Cold Remedy segment is a leading marketer and manufacturer of the COLD-EEZE(R) family of lozenges, gums and sugar free tablets clinically proven to cut the common cold nearly in half. COLD-EEZE customers include leading national wholesalers and distributors, as well as independent and chain food, drug and mass merchandise stores and pharmacies. The Quigley Corporation has several wholly owned subsidiaries; Quigley Manufacturing Inc. consists of two FDA approved facilities to manufacture COLD- EEZE(R) lozenges as well as fulfill other contract manufacturing opportunities. Quigley Pharma Inc. ( conducts research in order to develop and commercialize a pipeline of patented botanical and naturally derived potential prescription drugs.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and involve known and unknown risk, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company's actual performance or achievements to be materially different from the results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statement. Factors that impact such forward-looking statements include, among others, changes in worldwide general economic conditions, changes in interest rates, government regulations, and worldwide competition.

Important Additional Information

The Quigley Corporation ("Quigley" or the "Company") filed a definitive proxy statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on April 2, 2009 in connection with the 2009 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and began the process of mailing the definitive proxy statement and a WHITE proxy card to stockholders. The Company's stockholders are strongly advised to read Quigley's proxy statement as it contains important information. Stockholders may obtain an additional copy of Quigley's definitive proxy statement and any other documents filed by the Company with the SEC for free at the SEC's website at Copies of the definitive proxy statement are available for free at

In addition, copies of the Company's proxy materials may be requested at no charge by contacting MacKenzie Partners, Inc. at 1-800-322-2885 or via email at Detailed information regarding the names, affiliations and interests of individuals who are participants in the solicitation of proxies of Quigley's stockholders is available in Quigley's definitive proxy statement filed with SEC on April 2, 2009.


    Gerard M. Gleeson           Mark Harnett / Bob Marese
    The Quigley Corporation     MacKenzie Partners, Inc.
    Vice President, CFO         (212) 929-5500
    (215) 345-0919    

    Investor Relations
    Carl Hymans
    G. S. Schwartz & Co.

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