Thank you for your inquiry regarding Star Scientific's annual shareholder meeting. As the proxy states, the meeting will be held on December 27, 2013 at 11 am Eastern Time in the Mayfair Court of the Westin Hotel at 2350 M Street NW Washington, DC 20037. Please note that in order to be admitted to the meeting, all stockholders who own shares in their own names should provide identification at the check-in table and have their ownership verified against the list of registered stockholders as of the record date, October 30, 2013. Those individuals who have beneficial ownership of stock through a bank or broker must bring account statements or letters from their banks or brokers indicating that they owned Star Scientific common stock as of October 30, 2013. In order to vote at the annual meeting, beneficial owners of stock must bring legal proxies, which they can obtain only from their brokers or banks.