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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

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

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#2740 Exactly, I thought we found a good company A go go 03/03/2021 10:46:54 PM
#2739 We found a good company in AERO and jjr04001 03/03/2021 08:17:16 PM
#2738 You should contact both companies to ask when Renee 03/02/2021 08:57:38 AM
#2737 There are going to be some lawsuits for A go go 03/02/2021 08:57:13 AM
#2736 Any idea when? I didn't see it jjr04001 03/01/2021 10:49:23 PM
#2735 Holy crap I thought for a minute that jjr04001 03/01/2021 10:41:20 PM
#2734 AERO: Merged with Scotts Miracle-Gro (SMG); Shareholders will Renee 02/26/2021 07:20:18 PM
#2733 Just hold A go go 02/23/2021 01:50:03 PM
#2732 Hello everyone, WWOE88 02/17/2021 05:38:19 PM
#2731 Headed up 6-12$ Worlds777 02/17/2021 11:25:35 AM
#2730 It could be that the $5s & $6s Termite7 01/26/2021 09:34:47 AM
#2729 Yea, what made it lose the 5-6's? swampboots 01/26/2021 08:18:27 AM
#2728 Down from where? The $6 high? Termite7 01/25/2021 10:08:30 PM
#2727 AERO: I care what is up with this swampboots 01/25/2021 11:02:12 AM
#2726 LoL! I see nobody's paid enough to care!!! Termite7 01/01/2021 05:02:24 PM
#2725 Saw a 120-second commercial on Fox News..... Termite7 12/17/2020 12:40:20 AM
#2724 Saw a 60-second commercial two nights ago....... Termite7 11/29/2020 11:38:37 PM
#2723 I am also looking forward to their Grow banellie 06/28/2020 02:01:34 AM
#2722 Hopefully much higher, been a rough few years Pennystomper55 05/29/2020 01:33:09 PM
#2721 How high will she go? My godnes... Maketa 05/29/2020 11:32:36 AM
#2720 How low does she go? My god... Pennystomper55 04/16/2019 09:59:01 AM
#2719 Good to see, wish they were bigger. Pennystomper55 03/25/2019 04:22:30 PM
#2718 Insider buy's: Traderseppel 03/25/2019 11:30:02 AM
#2717 Different company, back in 2007 this was still Pennystomper55 02/22/2019 05:15:22 PM
#2716 Hello. Can anyone here tell me if this WWOE88 02/22/2019 03:06:13 PM
#2715 Yuck! Nice punch in the face to start Pennystomper55 02/12/2019 02:26:58 PM
#2714 Traderseppel 02/04/2019 03:07:21 PM
#2713 This is going to boom. PeaceKeepr 01/28/2019 03:56:18 PM
#2712 Company will become profitable this quarter, why on Pennystomper55 12/28/2018 01:54:57 PM
#2711 AERO-GROW - is a Amazon deal of the Pennystomper55 11/26/2018 11:10:05 AM
#2710 Strong financials, Pennystomper55 11/13/2018 10:30:06 AM
#2709 Strong financials, Pennystomper55 11/13/2018 10:30:05 AM
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#2707 Right. So its only on the list cause thelionwarrior 10/18/2018 05:01:29 PM
#2706 As of now basically nothing but the idea Pennystomper55 10/18/2018 04:58:05 PM
#2705 Possible investor. I'm confused. I personally own an thelionwarrior 10/18/2018 03:34:58 PM
#2704 Good news for #aero: Traderseppel 09/27/2018 01:30:58 PM
#2701 ACCUMULATION! just need some analysts to initiate coverage. Ed Jucator 08/22/2018 11:22:58 AM
#2700 ;P Loving it! Great volume! Pennystomper55 08/22/2018 10:42:00 AM
#2699 Finally, $AERO let's do this. jjr04001 08/21/2018 05:11:22 PM
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#2697 Earnings just out...Q1 Rev rose 52% to $3.7M Ed Jucator 08/13/2018 04:37:43 PM
#2696 Looks like Scott's gave AERO another 6M loan Pennystomper55 07/13/2018 03:06:02 PM
#2695 Nice growth of sales within the company, hopefully Pennystomper55 06/28/2018 01:46:27 PM
#2694 Ed Jucator 06/28/2018 09:31:43 AM
#2693 I don't think there will be anything major, Pennystomper55 06/26/2018 01:11:33 PM
#2692 I believe earnings after the close today, as Ed Jucator 06/26/2018 08:53:06 AM
#2691 AERO has the best sales verticals in the Pennystomper55 06/25/2018 02:19:59 PM
#2690 Happy, the Co has been quiet aside from Ed Jucator 06/25/2018 08:59:05 AM
#2689 Hey guys, I'm a new investor and just Happyinvestor420 06/24/2018 05:00:04 AM
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