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12/13/13Scotts Miracle-Gro Provides Outlook for Fiscal 2014; Announces Changes to Credit Facility
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG), the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, today provided more detail for its outlook for fiscal 2014 in advance of its December 13th Analyst & Investor Day. The Company said it expects company-wide net sales to increase by approximately 2 to 3 percent in fiscal 2014 on flat unit volume, strategic pricing, the recent acquisition of the Tomcat consumer rodent control ... 
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11/11/13Scotts Miracle-Gro Encourages Officials To Consider Home Landscapes "The Original Green Infrastructure"
With water quality and conservation issues pressuring local officials like never before, Scotts Miracle-Gro says gardens and green spaces can be critical protection tools MARYSVILLE, Ohio, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) recently reaffirmed its commitment to working with elected leaders across the U.S. to make sure landscapes and green space are utilized as important tools in efforts to ensure a sustainable supply of clean water. At a recent... 
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11/07/13ScottsMiracle-Gro Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2013 Results; Full-Year Adjusted Earnings Increase 39% to $2.79 per Share
-- Q4 sales increased 10% to $443 million; Full-year sales of $2.8 billion in line with 2012 -- U.S. consumer purchases at largest retailers up 6% in Q4; full-year in line with fiscal 2012 -- Adjusted gross margin rate improved 350 basis points in Q4; 100 basis points for fiscal 2013 -- Full-year adjusted EBITDA increased 29% to $391 million -- Operating cash flow of $342 million driven by better-than-expected inventory management -- Company expects adjusted earnings per share improvement o... 
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10/31/13The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Declares First Quarter Dividend
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG), the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the payment of a cash dividend of $0.4375 per share.  The dividend is payable Tuesday, December 10, 2013, to shareholders of record on Tuesday, November 26, 2013. About ScottsMiracle-Gro With more than $2.8 billion in worldwide sales, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, thro... 
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10/15/13ScottsMiracle-Gro Announces Timing of Fourth-Quarter 2013 Results and Conference Call
Company to Host Analyst & Investor Day in December MARYSVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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, Nov. 7, 2013, 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 888.36... 
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10/14/13ScottsMiracle-Gro Expands Controls Category with Purchase of Tomcat Consumer Business
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG), the world's leading marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, today announced that it has reached an agreement with Bell Laboratories, Inc., the world's leader in rodent control technology, to acquire the Tomcat® consumer rodent control business. The acquisition includes the Tomcat brand, as well as a long-term partnership to bring innovative technologies to the consumer rodent c... 
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09/03/13ScottsMiracle-Gro to Present at CL King's 11th Annual Best Ideas Conference
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG), the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, will present at CL King's 11th Annual Best Ideas Conference on Thursday, September 12, 2013 in New York City.  Management will discuss current business strategies at about 2:40 p.m. eastern time. The presentation will be webcast live from the Company's investor relations website at http://investor.scotts.com.  An archive of the webcast, as well as accompanying presentation sl... 
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08/06/13ScottsMiracle-Gro Reports Third Quarter Results; Quarterly Dividend Increased by 35% to $0.4375 per Share
-- U.S. consumer purchases increased 15 percent in the third quarter -- Net sales increased 9 percent in the third quarter -- Third quarter adjusted gross margin expanded 360 basis points to 38.6 percent -- Third quarter adjusted earnings per share increased 52 percent to $2.46 -- Full-year adjusted earnings trending toward mid-point of guidance range MARYSVILLE, Ohio, Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG), the world's leading marketer of branded ... 
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08/02/13Scotts Miracle-Gro Announces the Appointment of Lieutenant General John Randolph Vines to its Board of Directors
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG), the world's leading marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, announced that Lieutenant General (retired) John Randolph Vines has been named to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. "We are pleased to have John as an addition to our board," said Jim Hagedorn, chairman and chief executive officer. "His wide-ranging leadership, strategy and team-building experience will be an excepti... 
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07/25/13Ohio State Camp Inspires Girls to Pursue Engineering Careers
COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Although women comprise 48 percent of the workforce, they hold only 24 percent of STEM (science, engineering, technology and math) jobs, according to a U.S. Department of Commerce report. In engineering, that percentage drops to 13.4 percent. The Ohio State University College of Engineering—a leader in promoting STEM education and career awareness to young women and men—aims to change those statistics by hosting "WiE GROW," a hands-on summer camp ... 
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07/12/13ScottsMiracle-Gro to Release Third Quarter 2013 Financial Results; Conference Call with Investors on Tuesday, August 6th
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 Tuesday, August 6th, 2013, 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. Eastern Time. To participate in the conference call, please call 877-641-0093.  A replay of the call can be heard by calling 888-284-7564 (Reference Number: 2986161).  T... 
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07/11/13ScottsMiracle-Gro Names Ivan Smith General Counsel and Corporate Secretary; Announces Resignation of Vincent Brockman
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG), the global leader in the consumer lawn and garden industry, today announced that it has named Ivan Smith executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. The 10-year veteran of the Company replaces former executive vice president Vincent Brockman, who resigned to pursue other interests. "Ivan possesses tremendous legal knowledge and experience and has been a strong leader throughout his career," said Jim Hagedorn, chairman and chief... 
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07/03/13Miracle-Gro Brings Gardening Fun to Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Winners
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 8, Miracle-Gro® will welcome 54 kids and their guardians to the Westin Alexandria for a night of fun, gardening and healthy eating. Miracle-Gro joins Epicurious to sponsor the Welcome Dinner for winners of The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge and Kids' "State Dinner." The 54 winners represent all U.S. states, three territories and the District of Columbia. The night will be divided into two activities for the junior chefs and adults, respecti... 
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06/11/13ScottsMiracle-Gro Reaffirms Full-Year EPS Guidance; Presents Today at William Blair's 33rd Annual Growth Stock Conference
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG), the world's leading marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, will present today, Tuesday, June 11, at William Blair's 33rd Annual Growth Stock Conference. Management will discuss current business strategies at about 7:30 a.m. central time. The live webcast of the presentation is available at http://investor.scotts.com. "U.S. consumer purchases for the fiscal third quarter are up 15% through June 9, giving us continued confidence in the... 
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06/03/13ScottsMiracle-Gro Announces Resignation of Board Members
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) today announced it would restructure the size and composition of its Board of Directors, a decision previously contemplated but accelerated by the recent resignations of three board members. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Company said the following members have resigned: Carl F. Kohrt, PhD, who recently accepted the position as president of his alma mater, Furman University in South Carolina; as well as John S. Shiely an... 
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05/29/13ScottsMiracle-Gro to Present at William Blair's 33rd Annual Growth Stock Conference
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG), the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, will present at William Blair's 33rd Annual Growth Stock Conference on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 in Chicago, IL.  Management will discuss current business strategies at about 7:30 a.m. central time. The presentation will be webcast live from the Company's investor relations website at http://investor.scotts.com.&nb... 
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05/15/13Scotts Meets Commitment on Phosphorus-Free Lawn Fertilizers, Including its Market-Leading Turf Builder Brand Lawn Food
Company announces that it met its commitment to go phosphorus-free nationwide, and is successfully executing consumer education efforts targeting water quality and conservation MARYSVILLE, Ohio, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) today announced it has achieved its goal of removing phosphorus from its category-leading Turf Builder® brand lawn food maintenance products. The commitment was first announced on World Water Day in 2011 as a partial solu... 
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05/13/13The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Changes Record Date for Payment of the Third Quarter Dividend
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG), the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, announced it has changed the record date of its third quarter dividend to Tuesday, May 28, 2013 from Monday, May 27, 2013. The cash dividend of $0.325 per share remains payable Monday, June 10, 2013. About ScottsMiracle-Gro With more than $2.8 billion in worldwide sales, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, through its wholly-owned s... 
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05/10/13The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Declares Third Quarter Dividend
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG), the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the payment of a cash dividend of $0.325 per share. The dividend is payable Monday, June 10, 2013, to shareholders of record on Monday, May 27, 2013. About ScottsMiracle-Gro With more than $2.8 billion in worldwide sales, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Scotts Company LLC, is t... 
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05/06/13Scotts Miracle-Gro Reports Second Quarter Results; Strong Consumer Purchases in April Lead to Reaffirmed Guidance
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04/22/13Local Partners to Host Community Gardening Celebration on Earth Day
Earth Day celebration marks community gardening milestones in Columbus, Ohio COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- City of Columbus and Franklin County officials will join ScottsMiracle-Gro, community partners, volunteers and local residents at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens on Earth Day (April 22) to celebrate and honor Columbus community gardens. With over 250 community gardens within city limits, Columbus has more community gardens per capita than any ... 
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04/10/13ScottsMiracle-Gro to Release Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results; Conference Call with Investors on Monday, May 6th
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, (April 10, 2013) – 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 Monday, May 6th, 2013, after close of the U.S. financial markets. The Company also will host a conference call on that day to discuss those results at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. To participate in the conference call, please call 1-866-682-3515 (Conference ID: 35428463). A live web... 
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04/01/13ScottsMiracle-Gro Names Larry Hilsheimer as Chief Financial Officer
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG), the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, announced today that Larry Hilsheimer has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer effective immediately. Hilsheimer was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, the Columbus-based insurance and financial services company, from 2007 through 2009... 
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03/20/13ScottsMiracle-Gro Celebrates First Day of Spring, Announces GRO1000 Grassroots Grant Award Winners
Grants create more gardens and green spaces in communities across the U.S. MARYSVILLE, Ohio, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As gardeners across the country prepare for Spring today, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NSYE: SMG) proudly announced the recipients of the 2013 GRO1000 Grassroots Grants. Over 130 grants were awarded to help neighborhood organizations across the nation plant a community garden or green space. The Grassroots Grants are part of the larger GRO1000 Gardens and Green Space ... 
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02/19/13ScottsMiracle-Gro to Present at the Raymond James 34th Annual Institutional Investors Conference
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --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 34th Annual Institutional Investors Conference on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 in Orlando, FL. Barry Sanders, president and chief operating officer, and Randy Coleman, senior vice president of global operating finance, will discuss current business strategies at about 10:25 a.m. ET. The p... 
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02/06/13ScottsMiracle-Gro Reports First Quarter Results in Line with Internal Expectations; Company Well-Positioned for 2013 Lawn & Garden Season
-- Net sales increased 3 percent for the first quarter to $205.8 million -- Consumer purchases at largest U.S. retailers increased 1 percent -- Company reaffirms full-year guidance for sales and adjusted EPS MARYSVILLE, Ohio, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG), the world's leading marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, today announced results for its fiscal first quarter ended December 29, 2012. Net sales were $205.8 milli... 
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01/28/13ScottsMiracle-Gro Announces Resignation of Chief Financial Officer
Dave Evans to leave post in mid-February; assisting in transition MARYSVILLE, Ohio, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG), the global leader in the consumer lawn and garden industry, today announced that Dave Evans has resigned as chief financial officer and executive vice president and has accepted a similar role with Columbus-based Battelle, the world's largest nonprofit research and development organization. "To say that Dave made important co... 
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01/17/13The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Declares Second Quarter Dividend
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG), the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the payment of a cash dividend of $0.325 per share. The dividend is payable Friday, March 8, 2013, to shareholders of record on Friday, February 22, 2013. About ScottsMiracle-Gro With more than $2.8 billion in worldwide sales, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, th... 
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01/17/13ScottsMiracle-Gro Announces Results of Annual Meeting of Shareholders
Michael E. Porter, Ph.D. elected to Board of Directors Three current Board members re-elected MARYSVILLE, Ohio, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Shareholders of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG), the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, today elected Michael E. Porter, Ph.D. and re-elected three current members to the Company's Board of Directors, effective immediately, for three-year terms that expire in 2016. Those board members electe... 
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01/15/13ScottsMiracle-Gro Enters Year Three of GRO1000, Company's Commitment to Support Community Gardens and Green Spaces Across the U.S.
Program Awards Funding to Deserving Communities for Green Space Development MARYSVILLE, Ohio, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Now in its third year, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) proudly announces its continuing support of greenscape development with the availability of the 2013 GRO1000 Grassroots Grants. The grants are part of the larger GRO1000 Gardens and Green Spaces Program, which is ScottsMiracle-Gro's commitment to create over 1,000 community gardens and green s... 
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01/14/13REVISED: ScottsMiracle-Gro to Release First Quarter 2013 Financial Results; Hold Conference Call with Investors on Wednesday, February 6th
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --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 Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 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. Eastern Time. To participate in the conference call, please call 1-866-682-3515 (Conference ID: 88031745). A ... 
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01/10/13ScottsMiracle-Gro to hold its Annual Shareholder Meeting at 9:00 a.m. January 17th, 2013
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG), the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, will hold its Annual Shareholder Meeting Thursday, January 17, 2013, at its world headquarters in Ohio. A live webcast of the meeting will be available on the Investor Relations section of the Company's web site http://investor.scotts.com. To listen to the conference call, please call 1-866-682-3515 (Conference ID: 88... 
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01/09/13ScottsMiracle-Gro to Release First Quarter 2013 Financial Results; Conference Call with Investors on Tuesday, February 5th
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --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 5, 2013, 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. Eastern Time. To participate in the conference call, please call 1-866-682-3515 (Conference ID: 88031745). A re... 
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