WORCESTER, Mass., March 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vystar Corporation, (OTC Pink: VYST) a family of eco-friendly brands including Vytex® Natural Rubber Latex (NRL) and RxAir® air purification products, announced that FirstFire Global Opportunities Fund, LLC (FirstFire), an institutional investor who previously provided funding to Vystar, has invested $200,000 in Vystar at $0.15 per restricted common share, a 250 percent premium to yesterday’s market close. The stock purchase has no rights for conversion or warrants associated with it. FirstFire is permitted to participate in any of the Company’s upcoming investment rounds in an amount up to $200,000 on the same terms Vystar offers to other investors for the next nine months.

"It is almost unheard of for an OTC company -- and an exciting, positive development for Vystar -- to have a lender retire a convertible note and then become an institutional investor on favorable terms,” stated Steve Rotman, CEO of Vystar.  “We are pleased to have such a vote of confidence and FirstFire’s support to help us move forward.”

“We welcome FirstFire as our first institutional investor and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship,” Rotman noted. “Cleaning up our balance sheet by retiring all toxic convertible debt is a necessary step in the process of executing our strategic business plan to expand the company organically and through accretive acquisitions designed to improve our earnings per share. This multi-step event validates our business plan.”

Videos on Vystar and products made with Vytex are available at: https://www.vytex.com/blog/category/videos/

About Vystar Corporation:
Based in Worcester, Mass., Vystar® Corp. (OTC Pink: VYST) is the exclusive creator of Vytex Natural Rubber Latex (NRL), a multi-patented, all-natural, raw material that contains significantly reduced levels of the proteins found in natural rubber latex and can be used in over 40,000 products, and the owner of RxAir UV light air purification products. Vytex NRL is a 100% renewable resource, environmentally safe, "green" and fully biodegradable. Vystar is working with manufacturers across a broad range of consumer and medical products bringing Vytex NRL to market in adhesives, gloves, balloons, condoms, other medical devices and natural rubber latex foam mattresses, toppers, and pillows. For more information, visit www.vytex.com.

Contacts:
Media: Julie Shepherd, Accentuate PR, 847 275 3643, Julie@accentuatepr.com
Investors: Steven Rotman, Vystar CEO, 508-791-9114, srotman@vytex.com

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