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12/27/16Miracle-Gro®’s 2017 Rose Parade® Float ‘Everything’s Coming Up Roses’ Salutes America’s National Flower, the Rose
Teaming up with TV Personality Ty Pennington for the Third Year, the Company Along with Former Rose Queen® Royalty Honor the Very Flower for Which the Parade is Named MARYSVILLE, Ohio, Dec. 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As Miracle-Gro® prepares to return to Pasadena, The Official Rose & Flower Care Company of the Tournament of Roses® announced today details for its 2017 float. ‘Everything’s Coming Up Roses’, Miracle-Gro’s fifth Rose Parade® float entry, honors the Parade’s namesake and the... 
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12/14/16ScottsMiracle-Gro to Hold its Analyst & Investor Day Meeting on February 21
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, Dec. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG), the world’s largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, will hold its annual Analyst & Investor Day on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at the Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center in Florida. The meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. EST and will consist of a brief series of presentations, store walks at nearby retail locations, and a luncheon that includes a Q&A session with managem... 
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12/12/16The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Announces Pricing of $250 Million Aggregate Principal Amount of Senior Notes due 2026
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, Dec. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) announced today the pricing of its offering of $250 million aggregate principal amount of 5.250% senior notes due 2026 (the “Senior Notes”).  The offering of the Senior Notes has not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or any state securities laws, and the Senior Notes may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable ... 
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12/12/16The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Announces Proposed Offering of Senior Notes
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, Dec. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) announced today that it plans to offer, subject to market and other conditions, $250 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2026 (the “Senior Notes”) in an unregistered offering pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”).  The offering of the Senior Notes has not been registered under the Securities Act or any state securi... 
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12/12/16ScottsMiracle-Gro Acquires Two Technology Companies As Part of Connected Yard and Water Positive Landscapes
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, Dec. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG), the world’s leading marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, today announced the acquisitions of two technology companies whose products support its Water Positive Landscapes Initiative and Connected Yard Internet of Things (IoT) solution. The acquisitions include Blossom, maker of smart water controllers, and PlantLink, which includes soil sensors and a smart water valve system. Ter... 
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11/30/16ScottsMiracle-Gro Exercises Outstanding Warrants to Achieve 80% Beneficial Ownership Stake of AeroGrow International
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, Nov. 30, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG), the world’s leading marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, today announced that SMG Growing Media, Inc., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, has exercised its current outstanding warrants to establish an 80 percent ownership stake in AeroGrow International, Inc. (OTCQB:AERO). The Company, through its subsidiary, established an approximately 31 percent stake in AeroGrow in 2013. Si... 
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11/22/16Revised Financials - FY 2016
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11/10/16The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Announces Quarterly Dividend Payment
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, Nov. 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG), the world’s leading marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the payment of a cash dividend of $0.50 per share. The first quarter dividend is payable on Friday, December 9, 2016 to shareholders of record as of Friday, November 25, 2016. About ScottsMiracle-Gro The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is the world's largest marketer of b... 
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11/03/16ScottsMiracle-Gro Announces Record Fiscal Year Earnings Per Share; Strong 2017 Outlook Driven By Continued Progress Against ‘Project Focus’ (See November 22 for Revised Financials)
Company-wide sales increase 7 percent in fourth quarter Q4 consumer purchases increase 10 percent; full-year purchases up 2% Company-wide full year gross margin improves 180 basis points GAAP EPS from continuing operations: $4.09; Pro forma adjusted EPS: $3.75 2017 Guidance: Adjusted EPS of $4.10 to $4.30 on sales growth of 6 to 7% MARYSVILLE, Ohio, Nov. 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG), the world’s leading marketer of branded consumer law... 
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10/19/16Scotts® Introduces 50% Slow Release Nitrogen Lawn Fertilizer for all Floridians to Help Protect Local Waterways
Statewide product rollout is met with praise from prominent environmental leaders in Florida; Company will expand partnerships for environmental innovations with key groups across the state. WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Recognizing the importance of protecting the environment, particularly protecting Florida’s water resources, Scotts today announced it has introduced new 50 percent slow-release nitrogen lawn food products throughout the entire state of Florida. ... 
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10/14/16Sensory Garden Brings Therapeutic Benefits to Park School Students
ScottsMiracle-Gro and Chicago Botanic Garden Help Students with Special Needs Connect to Nature and Their Community EVANSTON, Ill., Oct. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Teachers at the Park School in Evanston will now be able to conduct a broader range of therapeutic activities with their students and create integration opportunities with the school district and community thanks to a grant to build an on-site sensory garden, designed by Clare Johnson of the Chicago Botanic Garden. The Park Schoo... 
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10/11/16ScottsMiracle-Gro Announces Timing of Fourth Quarter 2016 Results and Conference Call
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG), the world’s largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, will release its fourth quarter financial results on Thursday, November 3, 2016, prior to the opening of the U.S. financial markets. The Company will host a conference call to discuss those results at 9:00 a.m. ET. To participate in the conference call, please call 888-394-8206 (Conference Code: 1007538).  A replay of the c... 
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09/16/16‘Everything’s Coming Up Roses’ this year for Miracle-Gro®
The Official Rose and Flower Care Company of the Tournament of Roses Kicks Off Parade Season with Community Event at Local Urban Teaching Farm; Ty Pennington and Former Rose Queens Reveal 2017 Float MARYSVILLE, Ohio, Sept. 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Miracle-Gro ® and the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Association team up with Muir Ranch, a two-acre sustainable urban teaching farm at John Muir High School, to expand the farm’s footprint. Throughout the morning volunteers kicked off parade sea... 
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09/13/16ScottsMiracle-Gro and Central Florida Foundation Fund Garden and Greenspace Projects Across Florida
~25 Florida community garden and greenspace projects to receive grants this fall~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (September 13, 2016) — The ScottsMiracle-Gro Company, in partnership with the Central Florida Foundation, will provide funding for 25 garden and greenspace projects across Florida through the ScottsMiracle-Gro Florida Grassroots Grants Fund at Central Florida Foundation. In its third and final year, the program works to strengthen communities by creating green project initiatives that impr... 
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08/03/16ScottsMiracle-Gro Announces Third Quarter Results; Re-Affirms Earnings Outlook and Outlines Progress Against ‘Project Focus’
Consumer purchases up 2% year-to-date as engagement improves in May and June Gross margin rate improves in Q3; increases 210 basis points year-to-date Full-year EPS guidance range re-affirmed; Sales guidance adjusted downward Company acquires stake of Gavita, signs definitive agreement to acquire Botanicare Quarterly dividend increases 6 percent to $0.50 per share Board of Directors approves additional $500 million share repurchase authorization MARYSVILLE, Ohio, Aug. 03, 20... 
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06/28/16ScottsMiracle-Gro Announces Timing of Third Quarter 2016 Results and Conference Call
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, June 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG), the world’s largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, will release its third quarter financial results on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, prior to the opening of the U.S. financial markets. The Company will host a conference call to discuss those results at 9:00 a.m. ET. To participate in the conference call, please call 866-885-0439 (Conference Code: 8467617).  A replay of the cal... 
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06/07/16ScottsMiracle-Gro Announces “Water Positive Landscapes” Initiative; Partnership with Nationwide Network of Water Protection Groups
Company will pursue the creation of Water Positive™ landscapes across the U.S. that use less water and protect local waterways through partnerships, homeowner education and innovative products MARYSVILLE, Ohio, June 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, home to the leading brands in lawn and garden care, today announced partnerships with more than a dozen leading water protection organizations across the United States that are focused on water quality and conservation a... 
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05/09/16Scotts and MLB Begin It’s Good Out Here™ Field Refurbishments Across the Country
First Refurbished Field Unveiled in Ladson, South Carolina with the Atlanta Braves MARYSVILLE, Ohio and LADSON, S.C., May 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Scotts and Major League Baseball today launch the first of six youth baseball and softball field refurbishments that will take place during the 2016 MLB season under the It’s Good Out Here™ Field Refurbishment Program. As part of a renewed national partnership announced earlier this year, Scotts and MLB have pledged to refurbish youth ball fiel... 
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05/04/16Mayor Slay Launches St. Louis Riverfront Butterfly Byway with Support from GRO1000 Garden and Greenspace Program
St. Louis – Thanks to a $40,000 grant award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors and ScottsMiracle-Gro, Mayor Francis Slay today launched the St. Louis Riverfront Butterfly Byway. Together with its national partners, representatives for ScottsMiracle-Gro presented Mayor Slay with a ceremonial check at Bellerive Park, the location of the first installation of the Byway. The 1,500 square foot portion of the Riverfront Butterfly Byway in Bellerive Park has been planted by students of two Ci... 
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05/03/16ScottsMiracle-Gro Reports Second Quarter Results; Sales Growth and Gross Margin Improvement Lead to Record EPS
Q2 adjusted EPS $3.15; pro forma adjusted EPS $3.00 including SLS business Gross margin rate improved 220 basis points in quarter to 41.9 percent Company-wide sales increased 16% in quarter aided by shift in fiscal calendar Consumer purchases at major U.S. retailers up 1% YTD through May 1 Company reaffirms full-year outlook for adjusted earnings of $3.75 to $3.95 per share MARYSVILLE, Ohio, May 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:... 
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04/29/16The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Announces Quarterly Dividend Payment
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, April 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG), the world’s leading marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the payment of a cash dividend of $0.47 per share. The third quarter dividend is payable on Friday, June 10, 2016 to shareholders of record as of Friday, May 27, 2016. About ScottsMiracle-Gro With approximately $3.0 billion in worldwide sales, The Scotts Miracle-Gro... 
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04/21/16ScottsMiracle-Gro Releases Mobile App “GRO” for the First Digital Gardening Season: Spring 2016
User-Friendly App Brings Hyperlocal Lawn and Garden Data From “Connected Yard” Platform to Consumers MARYSVILLE, Ohio, April 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ScottsMiracle-Gro, a global leader in the consumer lawn and garden category for nearly 150 years, today announced the launch of their mobile app GRO, available for free download on iOS with Android to follow. The Company first introduced the app alongside its “Connected Yard” platform during the 2016 SXSW Interactive Festival. GRO is the ... 
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04/13/16Ortho’s 2-Step Method Prepares Southern Homeowners for Seasonal Fire Ants
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, April 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spring has finally arrived and homeowners are excited to enjoy their outdoor spaces, but with milder temperatures comes the risk of fire ants that sting and bite. As the ground begins to soften and spring showers build moisture, foraging fire ants can make their way into lawns and landscapes looking for food and new nesting sites. These pests can create mounds with tunnels many feet below the surface of your lawn. As a leader in do-it-yourse... 
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04/12/16Ortho Brand Announces Plan to Eliminate Neonics from All its Outdoor Products
Partnership with the Pollinator Stewardship Council to Focus on Consumer Education MARYSVILLE, Ohio, April 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ortho, the nation's leading brand of insect control products for lawn and garden use, said today it would immediately begin to transition away from the use of neonicotinoid-based pesticides for outdoor use and announced a new partnership with the Pollinator Stewardship Council to help educate homeowners on the safe and appropriate use of pesticides. Earlie... 
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04/07/16ScottsMiracle-Gro Announces Timing of Second Quarter 2016 Results and Conference Call
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, April 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG), the world’s largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, will release its second quarter financial results on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, prior to the opening of the U.S. financial markets. The Company will host a conference call to discuss those results at 9:00 a.m. ET. To participate in the conference call, please call 888-740-6139 (Conference Code: 5135646).  A replay of the call c... 
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03/21/16ScottsMiracle-Gro Celebrates First Day of Spring with Grants for Community Gardens, Greenspaces and Pollinator Habitats
GRO1000 Grassroots Grants Program Will Fund More Than 100 Projects Nationwide MARYSVILLE, Ohio, March 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- To mark the first day of spring and celebrate the start of the gardening season, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) today announced the recipients of the 2016 GRO1000 Grassroots Grants. More than 100 grants were awarded to civic and non-profit organizations nationwide to develop or improve pollinator habitats, community gardens and greenspaces. ... 
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03/18/16Smile, Breathe the Fresh Air and Feel the Warm Days Ahead: ScottsMiracle-Gro Declares the Arrival of Spring
Prepare your Lawn and Garden to Enjoy the Most of your Backyard MARYSVILLE, Ohio, March 18, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With winter in the rearview mirror, it’s time to remove the lawn furniture covers, clean your barbeque grill and play ball in the backyard with your children – but before any of this happens – homeowners should go through a quick checklist to ensure that lawns and gardens are spring-ready to enjoy for the sunny and fun days ahead. “New life starts with spring as the flowers ... 
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03/11/16Scotts Miracle-Gro Launches "The Connected Yard" At SXSW
"GRO" APP DELIVERS INSPIRATION, INFORMATION AND INSIGHT LEADING HARDWARE INNOVATORS JOIN 'WORKS WITH GRO' PLATFORM TO HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF GARDENING AUSTIN, Texas, March 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG), a global leader in the consumer lawn and garden category for almost 150 years, is announcing today its "Connected Yard" platform at the 2016 SXSW Interactive festival. The Connected Yard marks the first time the Internet of Things steps outside, ... 
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03/08/16ScottsMiracle-Gro to Present at the Raymond James 37th Annual Institutional Investors Conference
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, March 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG), the world’s largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, will present at the Raymond James 37th Annual Institutional Investors Conference tomorrow, Wednesday, March 9, 2016 in Orlando, FL.  Randy Coleman, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will discuss current business strategies at about 7:30 a.m. ET. The presentation will be webcast live from the Company’s i... 
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03/02/16ScottsMiracle-Gro Completes Minority Investment in Bonnie Plants
Strategic Minority Investment Aims to Grow Edible Gardening Category MARYSVILLE, Ohio, March 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG), the world’s leading marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, today announced it has completed a minority economic investment in Bonnie Plants Inc., the largest and only national grower and supplier of quality vegetable and herb plants for consumers,solidifying its commitment to edible gardening. As part of the par... 
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02/02/16ScottsMiracle-Gro Reports Strong First Quarter Results; Announces Minority Investment in Bonnie Plants Related to ‘Project Focus’
Q1 sales increased 14% to $245.7 million driven by volume growth and acquisitions Consumer purchases increase 14% in Q1 driven by strong fall lawn care 580 bps adjusted gross margin rate improvement due to product mix, lower commodities Adjusted Q1 seasonal loss of $1.13 per share flat versus year-ago results Bonnie transaction immediately EPS accretive, provides meaningful long-term potential Scotts LawnService joint venture with TruGreen on track to close in Q2 Company reaff... 
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01/28/16The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Announces Quarterly Dividend Payment
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, Jan. 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG), the world’s leading marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the payment of a cash dividend of $0.47 per share. The second quarter dividend is payable on Thursday, March 10, 2016 to shareholders of record as of Thursday, February 25, 2016. About Scotts Miracle-Gro With approximately $3 billion in worldwide sales, The Scotts Mi... 
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01/20/16The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) and ScottsMiracle-Gro Transform Cities Through Green Space Development
ScottsMiracle-Gro and USCM Announce $160,000 in Grants to Cities at Mayors’ 84th Winter Meeting Washington, DC – The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company today announced the winners of grants totaling $160,000 in value, through GRO1000, the landmark garden and green space development grant program. The 2016 GRO1000 Showcase Grant Winners are: Atlanta, GA: Atlanta Urban Agriculture Expansion Project (Mayor Kasim Reed) New York, NY: ... 
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01/13/16ScottsMiracle-Gro Announces Timing of First Quarter 2016 Results and Conference Call
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, Jan. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG), the world’s largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, will release its first quarter financial results on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, prior to the opening of the U.S. financial markets. The Company will host a conference call to discuss those results at 9:00 a.m. ET. To participate in the conference call, please call 888-271-8595 (Conference Code: 3759475).  A replay of the cal... 
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01/04/16ScottsMiracle-Gro Boosts Support of Community Gardens, Green Spaces and Pollinator Habitats Through GRO1000 Grassroots Grants Program
Program Funds Community Improvement Projects Across the U.S. MARYSVILLE, Ohio, Jan. 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG) today announced the opening of the GRO1000 Grassroots Grants award program, now in its sixth year. The program aids communities and not-for-profit civic organizations looking to improve their neighborhoods through the installation of pollinator habitats and community gardens and green spaces. GRO1000 is part of ScottMiracle-Gro’s promise... 
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