ScottsMiracle-Gro Reaffirms Full-Year EPS Guidance; Presents Today at William Blair's 34th Annual Growth Stock Conference

ScottsMiracle-Gro Reaffirms Full-Year EPS Guidance; Presents Today at William
                 Blair's 34th Annual Growth Stock Conference

PR Newswire

MARYSVILLE, Ohio, June 11, 2014

MARYSVILLE, Ohio, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
(NYSE: SMG), the world's leading marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden
products, will present today, Wednesday, June 11, at William Blair & Company's
34^th Annual Growth Stock Conference. Management will discuss current
business strategies at about 2:40 p.m. central time. The live webcast of the
presentation is available at http://investor.scotts.com.

"Consumer engagement in May and June was robust across our Global Consumer
segment, giving us continued confidence in the strength of the lawn and garden
category and our brands," said president and chief operating officer Barry
Sanders. "However, due to the delayed start of the spring season, we now
expect company-wide sales to be in line with fiscal 2013."

The Company reaffirmed its outlook for fiscal 2014 adjusted earnings per share
from continuing operations in the range of $3.05 to $3.20, an increase of 10%
to 15% compared to the prior year.

"We remain confident in our long-term plans and believe the opportunities for
growth are very real for us," added Sanders. "We have taken steps to
strengthen our balance sheet and focus on operating cash flow with a continued
bias of returning capital to shareholders, while committing the capital needed
to drive long-term growth."

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 the
world's largest marketer of branded consumer products for lawn and garden
care.The Company's brands are the most recognized in the industry.In the
U.S., the Company's Scotts®, Miracle-Gro® and Ortho® brands are market-leading
in their categories, as is the consumer Roundup® brand, which is marketed in
North America and most of Europe exclusively by Scotts and owned by
Monsanto.In the U.S., we operate Scotts LawnService®, the second largest
residential lawn care service business. In Europe, the Company's brands
include Weedol®, Pathclear®, Evergreen®, Levington®, Miracle-Gro®, KB®,
Fertiligène® and Substral®. For additional information, visit us at
www.scotts.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Statements contained in this press release, other than statements of
historical fact, which address activities, events and developments that the
Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including, but
not limited to, information regarding the future economic performance and
financial condition of the Company, the plans and objectives of the Company's
management, and the Company's assumptions regarding such performance and plans
are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. federal
securities laws that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These
forward-looking statements generally can be identified as statements that
include phrases such as "guidance," "outlook," "projected," "believe,"
"target," "predict," "estimate," "forecast," "strategy," "may," "goal,"
"expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "foresee," "likely," "will,"
"should" or other similar words or phrases. Actual results could differ
materially from the forward-looking information in this release due to a
variety of factors, including, but not limited to:

  oCompliance with environmental and other public health regulations could
    increase the Company's costs of doing business or limit the Company's
    ability to market all of its products;
  oIncreases in the prices of raw materials and fuel costs could adversely
    affect the Company's results of operations;
  oThe highly competitive nature of the Company's markets could adversely
    affect its ability to maintain or grow revenues;
  oBecause of the concentration of the Company's sales to a small number of
    retail customers, the loss of one or more of, or significant reduction in
    orders from, its top customers could adversely affect the Company's
    financial results;
  oAdverse weather conditions could adversely impact financial results;
  oThe Company's international operations make the Company susceptible to
    fluctuations in currency exchange rates and to other costs and risks
    associated with international regulation;
  oThe Company may not be able to adequately protect its intellectual
    property and other proprietary rights that are material to the Company's
    business;
  oIf Monsanto Company were to terminate the Marketing Agreement for consumer
    Roundup products, the Company would lose a substantial source of future
    earnings and overhead expense absorption;
  oHagedorn Partnership, L.P. beneficially owns approximately 27% of the
    Company's common shares and can significantly influence decisions that
    require the approval of shareholders;
  oThe Company may pursue acquisitions, dispositions, investments, dividends,
    share repurchases and/or other corporate transactions that it believes
    will maximize equity returns of its shareholders but may involve risks.

Additional detailed information concerning a number of the important factors
that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking
information contained in this release is readily available in the Company's
publicly filed quarterly, annual and other reports. The Company disclaims any
obligation to update developments of these risk factors or to announce
publicly any revision to any of the forward-looking statements contained in
this release, or to make corrections to reflect future events or developments.

SOURCE The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company

Website: http://www.scotts.com
Contact: Jim King, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate
Affairs, (937) 578-5622
 
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