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11/30/16 - Scotts Miracle-Gro Exercised its Current Outstanding Warrants, Establishing an 80% Beneficial Ownership Position

*** Board of Directors declares a $41 million, $1.21 per share distribution

Great News out!!!

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
  Float 5,318,061 a/o Jul 06, 2016
  Par Value 0.001  

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#2617   I think any prolonged drop under 2.65 could Guitarmanlife 04/12/17 01:01:38 PM
#2616   Chris, I've been here since 2013 and every Guitarmanlife 04/10/17 10:43:31 AM
#2615   either way today I cocked my head at Guitarmanlife 04/10/17 10:35:02 AM
#2614   Origin on Amazon Product Page: China chris hedges 04/05/17 01:27:56 PM
#2613   where is the aerogrow made? kazorchian 04/01/17 07:06:45 PM
#2612   surprised $SMG doesn't just buy out right chris hedges 03/24/17 02:43:28 PM
#2611   plenty of reasons, Insider selling to pay salaries(some Guitarmanlife 03/21/17 02:05:23 PM
#2610   2.15-2.25 I figured would be the floor back Guitarmanlife 03/21/17 02:01:24 PM
#2609   on this low vol floor, its probably around chris hedges 03/16/17 09:42:06 AM
#2608   How low does she go? Pennystomper55 03/07/17 09:49:05 AM
#2607   Why would SMG pay $10 a share? They zemel 03/05/17 03:02:02 PM
#2606   Why doesn't SMG just buy the remaining 20%? zemel 03/05/17 02:37:30 PM
#2605 XWill 03/05/17 06:47:49 AM
#2604   What is going on here, there is no Punkertone40 03/02/17 11:39:26 AM
#2603   whole market is in a uproar and running Guitarmanlife 02/27/17 12:32:16 PM
#2602   Seems aero is going the wrong way Punkertone40 02/24/17 01:09:35 PM
#2601   I agree 100%, the stage is set for Pennystomper55 02/21/17 10:37:57 AM
#2600   OK thanks. That's great they have no jmallen 02/21/17 09:52:59 AM
#2599   John Thompson and Micheal Wolfe sold 95 Million Pennystomper55 02/20/17 10:09:05 AM
#2598   They paid out around 40 million of that Pennystomper55 02/20/17 10:03:14 AM
#2597   $48 million in cash AERO has now jmallen 02/19/17 01:59:21 PM
#2596   Why the dip? Punkertone40 02/17/17 07:42:41 PM
#2595   Come on AERO, show some support. Pennystomper55 02/16/17 01:15:27 PM
#2594   sometimes in good stocks it takes a week Guitarmanlife 02/15/17 04:04:26 PM
#2593   Tx JJ Guitarmanlife 02/15/17 03:54:15 PM
#2592   not much action considering the good numbers Punkertone40 02/14/17 11:19:18 AM
#2591   And all of a sudden, the weekly chart jjr04001 02/13/17 09:10:52 PM
#2590   Financials look great, could be a fun day Pennystomper55 02/13/17 04:50:11 PM
#2589   thanks for the dip under 2.70... Punkertone40 02/03/17 02:16:58 PM
#2588   last Feb I said we'd be back here Guitarmanlife 02/02/17 03:18:25 PM
#2587   SMG doesn't need to manipulate the price. They penniesfromheaven2 02/02/17 11:18:47 AM
#2586   Scott's driving the price down before the financials Pennystomper55 02/01/17 02:49:03 PM
#2585   I wouldn't lose hope! I mean all year Guitarmanlife 02/01/17 01:44:37 PM
#2584   Why the drop? Punkertone40 02/01/17 01:39:09 PM
#2583   Hmmm interesting stock here brandao 02/01/17 01:24:15 PM
#2582   I lost hope here. Did not expect jjr04001 02/01/17 10:46:45 AM
#2581   thinking about buying the dip under 2.80 which Guitarmanlife 01/31/17 04:04:51 PM
#2580   Wouldn't be surprised with how hot this sector Franknstocks 01/26/17 07:47:28 PM
#2579   I think 2.60-2.80 if she drops below three Guitarmanlife 01/26/17 09:52:14 AM
#2578   Trust me a buyout will be $10 or Easymoneyman00 01/21/17 07:24:45 AM
#2577   So what kind of news are we hoping for? Franknstocks 01/20/17 12:25:35 PM
#2576   Thats why i bought in. Scotts wont invest rogerman 01/20/17 11:18:40 AM
#2575   I think its a good investment, Scott's owns Pennystomper55 01/20/17 10:47:00 AM
#2574   Can someone give me an honest opinion on rogerman 01/19/17 04:18:48 PM
#2573   Aero WEEKLY chart set up for Golden cross Guitarmanlife 01/17/17 10:06:48 AM
#2572   Holy Moly! I received my dividend today rhyminrhymin 01/09/17 10:15:46 PM
#2571   Is this correct? Joeyday 01/09/17 12:08:00 PM
#2570   1 time deal, here is everything you need Pennystomper55 01/09/17 10:17:23 AM
#2569   Thanks in advance to anyone that can explain Easymoneyman00 01/08/17 07:34:39 PM
#2568   Hello everyone I'm a longtime holder 1st time Easymoneyman00 01/08/17 07:33:36 PM