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About AeroGrow International, Inc

The Story of AeroGrow

Growing fresh food and flowers lifts the spirit and nurtures the soul. But for most people, the nurturing ends when winter begins. AeroGrow founder Michael Bissonnette said, "Wouldn't it be great to have fresh herbs, flowers and veggies growing in your home, any time of year?". So he and a group of like-minded innovators married that notion to aeroponics, a highly efficient gardening technology in which plants grow in water, nutrients and air.

After four years, dozens of prototypes, and hundreds of seed evaluations, the AeroGarden was born and today there are over 500,000 enthusiastic AeroGarden customers. Michael is awed by the response. "It's amazing", he says. "We grew some basil, and started a revolution."

Corporate Overview

AeroGrow is the creator, manufacturer, and marketer of the AeroGarden line of indoor gardens for consumer markets worldwide.

The AeroGarden line is sold primarily through our direct-to-the-consumer efforts via our own catalog, the web, and through TV commercials and infomercials. In addition, AeroGardens are sold through retailers worldwide, including Amazon, Ace and Canadian Tire and TV home shopping networks including QVC.

All of our gardening products feature our proprietary technology which allows consumers to garden indoors, year round, with no dirt, no weeds, and no green thumb needed. AeroGardens are complete indoor gardening systems with built-in, full spectrum grow lights, custom time-release nutrients, auto-feed, water and lighting systems, and "smart garden" consumer alerts for guaranteed success.

Since launching our first product in March 2006 we have sold almost 1 million AeroGardens and have expanded our product line to include multiple gardens with different form factors, price points, and consumer benefits.

AeroGrow also develops, manufactures and markets a variety of consumable products for use in its gardens. These seed kits, lights, nutrients and accessory products provide ongoing, repeat sales to the Company and generate continued engagement and interest from our user base. These repeat sales now account for approximately 35% of corporate revenues.

AeroGrow was founded in July 2002 and became a publicly-traded company on February 24, 2006. AeroGrow is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado and employs approximately 45 people.
Management Team


Mike Wolfe                     Greg Clarke                John Thompson
     CEO                                   CFO                VP Sales and Marketing

Mike Wolfe joined AeroGrow in April of 2006 as Vice President of Operations, was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in January 2010, and to Chief Executive Officer on March 31, 2011. Mr. Wolfe has over 20 years of senior level operations experience in the field of consumer products - with particular emphasis in direct marketing, order fulfillment, and customer service/telemarketing.

As Chief Operating Officer of Concepts Direct, Inc., Mr. Wolfe oversaw the launch, development and operation of seven independent catalogs (along with associated e-commerce sites) including the highly successful Colorful Images, Snoopy, Etc. and Linda Anderson brands. In addition, he was responsible for a fulfillment operation that managed 15,000+ SKUs and processed over 3 million orders per year. He held this role from the company's inception in 1992 and throughout its rapid growth to sales of over $80 million in just six years. The company's major catalog assets were later sold to the Taylor Corporation.

Prior to this, Mr. Wolfe served as Vice President of Wiland Services, Inc., a database management company that builds and maintains the databases of many top-flight direct marketing companies, including Sears, Dell Computer, Lillian Vernon and Prudential. Wiland was sold and became a division of EDS in 1992. He has also served as a consultant and as a Board member both to corporations as well as non-profit organizations.

Mr. Wolfe holds a BS degree in Finance and Marketing from the University of Colorado and received his MBA from the University of Denver.

H. MacGregor (Greg) Clarke is a high-performance, hands-on business leader with an exceptional record of achievement, impact, and success in senior executive roles at large multinational and middle market companies. Mr. Clarke brings to AeroGrow an extensive background in finance, operations, and strategy, as well as consumer product experience, having served as President, CEO and CFO at a number of high-growth companies during his career.

Most recently, Mr. Clarke worked at Ankmar, LLC, a private equity-owned, nationwide garage door manufacturer, distributor, and installer, first as CFO and later as CEO, where he successfully restructured the company's operations and managed the sale of Ankmar to strategic buyers.

Prior to Ankmar, Mr. Clarke served as Vice President and General Manager at Johns Manville Corporation, a $2.2 billion building materials subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., where he was responsible for all operations and financial performance for the Building Insulation Division. Previously, Mr. Clarke served as Vice President, Corporate Treasurer and International Division CFO at The Coleman Company, Inc., a $1.3 billion NYSE-listed recreation products company, where he served during a period of substantial top-line growth. Mr. Clarke also worked for nine years at PepsiCo, Inc., most recently as Director, Corporate Strategic Planning, where he led strategy and planning for the worldwide beverage sector.

Mr. Clarke holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University Graduate School of Business and a BA in Economics from Amherst College.

John Thompson helped found AeroGrow in July 2002 and was promoted to Senior Vice President, Sales, and Marketing in January 2010. Mr. Thompson was involved in all aspects of fund raising, product development, marketing and sales in the early days of the company. Mr. Thompson brings AeroGrow over 20 years of experience in management, direct marketing, sales management, and advertising.

Prior to AeroGrow, Mr. Thompson was a Director of Marketing for Productivity Point International (PPI), a $150 million dollar a year direct marketing and direct sales company in the consumer and business training industry.

Prior to PPI, Mr. Thompson was Sales and Marketing Manager for CareerTrack, a local, high profile, direct marketing company with $80 million in revenues, known for using innovative direct mail and telesales methods to sell personal and professional growth products to the consumer and business markets. For ten years Mr. Thompson was a key player, holding senior management positions in sales and marketing during CareerTrack's high growth years, when the company skyrocketed from $40 to $80 million dollars in sales in just 4 years.

In addition, Mr. Thompson was the founder and President of Innovative Marketing Solutions, a marketing consulting agency to entrepreneurial and high-tech companies.

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Corporate Address and Phone Number

6075 Longbow Drive
Suite 200
Boulder, CO 80301

Phone: 303-444-7755

Ticker:  AERO
OTC Market Place:  OTCQB
CIK code: 0001316644
Company name: Aero Grow International, Inc.

Incorporated In:  NV, USA 2002
Business Description: AeroGrow is the creator, manufacturer and marketer of the Miracle-Gro AeroGarden line of indoor gardens for consumer markets worldwide. Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, AeroGrow International, Inc. is the leader in the rapidly growing indoor gardening market with a commitment to "Grow Anything... Anytime... Guaranteed."

AERO share structure 
  Market Value1 $21,607,417 a/o Jul 06, 2016
  Authorized Shares 750,000,000 a/o Jul 06, 2016
  Outstanding Shares 8,574,372 a/o Jul 06, 2016
  -Restricted Not Available  
  -Unrestricted Not Available  
  Held at DTC Not Available  
  Float 5,318,061 a/o Jul 06, 2016
  Par Value 0.001  

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AERO News: Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) 09/30/2016 03:37:28 PM
AERO News: Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) 08/22/2016 04:34:00 PM
AERO News: Quarterly Report (10-q) 08/11/2016 04:37:34 PM
AERO News: Current Report Filing (8-k) 08/11/2016 04:32:43 PM
AERO News: Current Report Filing (8-k) 07/21/2016 02:10:46 PM
#2461   watch this one might hit $25 by March Guitarmanlife 10/23/16 01:33:54 PM
#2460   Yes sir, I'm adding whenever I can. Happy starman2 10/22/16 12:50:17 PM
#2459   MJ sector off the charts hot right now, Pennystomper55 10/20/16 09:51:29 AM
#2458   nice to see AERO making some solid moves Guitarmanlife 10/19/16 09:49:13 AM
#2457   Thanks guitarman, it's looking like this is a starman2 10/13/16 05:08:11 PM
#2456 Guitarmanlife 10/13/16 01:44:54 PM
#2455   AERO bullish 4.12 stocktrademan 10/12/16 01:32:01 PM
#2454   Bloomberg news just mentioned SMG, the election and starman2 10/12/16 01:15:26 PM
#2453   prolly not gonna happen this year, but the Guitarmanlife 10/12/16 09:56:29 AM
#2452   What are everyone's thoughts on the Scott's options? Pennystomper55 10/11/16 10:04:39 AM
#2451   You might be a millenial baldingcontrarian 10/10/16 07:43:05 PM
#2450   Love how they will have product in 10 Pennystomper55 10/10/16 04:36:21 PM
#2449   Buying into AERO today, looks like their are Pennystomper55 10/10/16 10:44:28 AM
#2448   Here's your DD list- baldingcontrarian 10/09/16 12:41:26 PM
#2447   Similar pull back pattern towards end of day starman2 10/06/16 07:20:38 PM
#2446   A 700k volume day is coming. She jjr04001 10/06/16 11:11:28 AM
#2445   There's nothing to indicate a need to sell starman2 10/03/16 11:33:21 AM
#2444   I dunno how I feel about this article, Guitarmanlife 10/03/16 09:36:25 AM
#2443   We had some insider selling on the 28th, Guitarmanlife 10/01/16 02:18:58 PM
#2442   it has such a small float though this Guitarmanlife 09/29/16 11:40:48 AM
#2441   Agreed, it most likely will test 3.26 support all4weed 09/28/16 09:30:36 PM
#2440   Never really cared enough to ask, but most Guitarmanlife 09/28/16 03:18:56 PM
#2439   why is aero nasdaq deficient..? Mandofellow 09/28/16 02:42:02 PM
#2438   A good read...thanks ...AERO... starman2 09/26/16 11:02:23 AM
#2436   There was a block trade of 16k shares Emerald77 09/25/16 06:15:13 PM
#2435   I believe that will increase but most will Emerald77 09/25/16 09:49:31 AM
#2434   Would the outstanding shares increase, decrease or stay jmallen 09/24/16 11:51:31 AM
#2433   my guess we'll see a few days of Guitarmanlife 09/24/16 10:26:43 AM
#2432   Looks great. Surely $10 a share by mid-Nov. jmallen 09/23/16 03:22:06 PM
#2431   I didn't know the attorney general said that starman2 09/23/16 12:18:59 PM
#2430   Scott's Miracle Grow aka SMG holds warrant to Emerald77 09/23/16 11:58:05 AM
#2429   $10 to $15 a share with the marijuana jmallen 09/23/16 10:01:59 AM
#2428   4.20 - its a sign.....LOL Punkertone40 09/23/16 09:51:22 AM
#2427   Sorry star I was out of posts with Guitarmanlife 09/23/16 07:41:30 AM
#2426   Up almost a buck in a week and stocktrademan 09/22/16 02:10:23 PM
#2425   Up almost a buck in a week and Punkertone40 09/22/16 12:19:22 PM
#2424   What was the chatter about on Twitter starman2 09/22/16 11:48:32 AM
#2423   Low floater with most smart money holding their Guitarmanlife 09/22/16 08:39:32 AM
#2422   still no volume koolyref 09/21/16 05:34:10 PM
#2421   This can easily go to $10+ I jmallen 09/21/16 04:23:47 PM
#2420   This is a great place to learn other stocktrademan 09/21/16 11:45:42 AM
#2419   TuVm was trying to figure out so you Guitarmanlife 09/21/16 11:44:45 AM
#2418 basically whenever these two indicators are above their stocktrademan 09/21/16 11:41:56 AM
#2417   having trouble following ya i'm a bit of Guitarmanlife 09/21/16 11:35:07 AM
#2416   No problem you're welcome. I see you look stocktrademan 09/21/16 11:31:06 AM
#2415   Agreed, loving that Acc/Dis line moving north! TUVM Guitarmanlife 09/21/16 11:26:57 AM
#2414   AERO bullish 3.4357 stocktrademan 09/20/16 04:00:08 PM
#2413   AERO bullish 3.40 stocktrademan 09/17/16 08:52:58 PM
#2412   looks like we might have loading going on Guitarmanlife 09/09/16 12:50:16 PM
#2411   Timing is always tough. I'm gonna guess jjr04001 09/08/16 09:21:15 AM