The Makers of Amdro® and Pennington® Revolutionize Home and Garden with Spring Product Launch

The Makers of Amdro® and Pennington® Revolutionize Home and Garden with Spring
                                Product Launch

Consumers are now equipped to eliminate pests and weeds, and nourish plants
with cutting-edge, all-in-one technologies

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, March 25, 2013

ATLANTA, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Homeowners have long tackled
cumbersome backyard tasks by juggling and mixing multiple products with hopes
of having a beautiful home and garden without troublesome weeds and pests.
This year, the makers of Amdro® and Pennington® have eliminated the guesswork
typically associated with pest and weedcontrol and fertilization by helping
homeowners simplify their indoor and outdoor needs with the launch of two
innovative systems.

The new, revolutionary Amdro® PowerFlex® Pest & Weed System lets consumers
fight pests and weeds the easy way by replacing outdated products with a
simple, versatile, all-in-one tool. For ease of use, the system requires no
measuring, mixing or cleaning. Homeowners can complete a range of projects in
three easy steps:

1.Simply fill the reusable one gallon tank with clean water
2.Twist in one of four patent-pending cartridges
3.Spray to treat target pests or weeds; quickly switch between projects by
    untwisting the cartridge, flushing the sprayer for ten seconds with water
    from the tank and twisting in a new cartridge

Different from other pest and weed control products on the market, the
adjustable, battery-powered sprayer combines concentrate from one of four of
the specially-formulated cartridges with water from the tank – taking just
seconds to switch from one solution to the next. Each sprayer also comes with
a complementary cartridge, which makes one gallon of spray. Cartridge refills

  oWeed & Grass Killer Concentrate – starts to work immediately to kill weeds
    and grasses down to the root; visible results in hours
  oLawn Weed Killer Concentrate – controls dandelion and many other
    hard-to-control weeds; kills the root and won't harm lawn grass
  oYard & Perimeter Outdoor Insect Killer Concentrate – kills more than 200
    lawn pests on contact and keeps working for up to three months
  oHome Pest Indoor Killer Concentrate – starts to work immediately and keeps
    protecting up to 12 months; non-staining, no odor

In addition to Amdro®'s complete solution for pest and weed control, the
all-new Pennington® Smart Feed™ Sprayer System ensures efficient, proper
nutrition and vigorous plant growth. The specialty fertilizers allow plants to
grow bigger, bud faster and bloom longer, compared to unfed plants. Consumers
simply attach the four-way, adjustable sprayer to a standard garden hose and
drop in a premium fertilizer tablet of their choice to feed plants while
watering. The easy-to-use system involves three simple steps:

1.Twist off the clear sprayer canister
2.Load one or two water-soluble fertilizer tablets into the sprayer
3.Spray on target area

Each tablet feeds up to 300 square feet of garden space, and since the tablets
are pre-measured, the system requires no messy measuring, mixing or pouring.
Two complementary All-Purpose tablets come with the purchase of each
Pennington® Smart Feed™ Sprayer. Refills are available in three convenient
formulas (All-Purpose, Tomato & Vegetable and Flowers & Blooms) to satisfy the
unique needs of various growing environments, plant types and applications.

"We wanted to rethink how our products could address everyday home and garden
challenges – from pest and weeds to blooms and edibles," said Darren Horst,
vice president and general manager – indoor and outdoor insecticides, Central
Garden & Pet Company. "By trying the new Amdro® and Pennington® systems this
season, consumers will learn there is an easier, more productive approach to
beautifying and protecting their home and garden."

The Amdro® PowerFlex® Pest & Weed System retails for $11.92and two-pack
cartridges retail for $11.92. The Amdro® PowerFlex® System is currently
available at The Home Depot, Walmart and select regional retailers. The
Pennington® Smart Feed™ Sprayer System retails from $9.99 to $12.99 and is
currently available at Walmart, The Home Depot and Lowe's.

About Amdro®, Pennington® and the Central Garden & Pet Company

The Amdro® brand and the Pennington® brand are owned by the Walnut Creek,
Calif.-based Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT; NASDAQ: CENTA).
Central Garden Distribution, a subsidiary of Central Garden & Pet Company, is
one of the nation's largest wholesale suppliers of lawn, garden and pet
supplies products with 11 distribution facilities spanning the U.S. Founded in
1980 as a distribution company, through a combination of strategic
acquisitions and internal investment, Central Garden & Pet has evolved its
business into a portfolio of leading brands in the lawn and garden supplies
and the pet supplies industries. As a leading innovator and manufacturer of
quality brands, such as Amdro®, Pennington®, The Rebels®, Lilly Miller®,
Ironite® and Sevin®, Central Garden & Pet serves the needs of homeowners,
DIYers, gardeners, pet owners, county extension agents, and professional

To learn more about Amdro, visit, or to learn more about
Pennington, visit For additional information on the
Central Garden & Pet, including access to the company's SEC filings, visit

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SOURCE Central Garden & Pet Company

Contact: Brette Bennett, MSL Atlanta, +1-404-870-6829,
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