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The Scotts Miracle-Gro chief ethics officer and executive vice president-global human resources Denise Stump sells 26 July 2017

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The Scotts Miracle-Gro (NYSE:SMG) Chief Ethics Officer and Executive Vice President-Global Human Resources Denise Stump sold 22,615 shares worth $US2,149,651 on July 24. The selling price was $US95.05.

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SECTION 1 BIOGRAPHY DENISE STUMP, CHIEF ETHICS OFFICER AND EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT-GLOBAL HUMAN RESOURCES

Denise was named executive vice president in February 2003. She is responsible for worldwide Human Resources strategy and execution, including building leadership and organizational capability, ensuring HR operational excellence, and creating a diverse and highly-engaged workforce. She is also accountable for leading all internal communication activities.Since joining the Company in September 2000, she has served as vice president, Technology & Operations; vice president, Human Resources, North America; and senior vice president, Human Resources Worldwide.Prior to joining ScottsMiracle-Gro, Denise was director, Human Resources, with the Ross Products Division of Abbott Laboratories.Denise is a member of the Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation Board of Directors and the Farms For City Kids Board of Directors. She received a bachelor's degree in business and organizational communications from The Ohio State University.

SECTION 2 THE SCOTTS MIRACLE-GRO COMPANY SCORECARD (NYSE:SMG):

+ The performance of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is placed 632/2,584 in the BSS News Bites ranking of NYSE performers in the past year, a percentile ranking of 75.

2.1 Key Financials (All figures percent)

SMGRevenue GrowthEPS GrowthOperating MarginROE
2016-6.243.313.835.5
20155.8-39.822.4
201433.110.726.3
20130.150.311.222.4

2.2 Moving Annual Return (Trailing 12 months):

SMGCloseDividendsCapital Gain %% YieldAnnual Return %
Last Traded Jul 26$US96.01$US2.028.42.731
1 Year ago$US74.79$US1.8827.73.230.9
2 Years ago$US58.57$US3.8014.57.421.9
3 Years ago$US51.17$US1.7511.43.815.2
4 Years ago$US45.92$US1.3033.43.837.2

2.3 High Performance Indicators:

DescriptionValueRank In Market
Price/MAP501.08In Top 7%
% Prem to Vol Wtd Price5.3In Top Quartile
Return on Assets [ROA] %9In Top Quartile
Return on Capital Employed [ROCE] %17.7In Top Quartile

2.4 Present Value of $US1000 invested in the past

PV$10001-week1-month1-year
SMG.NYSE1,0311,0681,320
S&P 500 Index1,0071,0201,142

2.5 Trailing Price Change %

Price Change %1-Month3-Month1-Year
SMG6.48-0.9828.37
Nondurable household products sector-0.251.552.81
S&P 500 Index1.623.8214.27

2.6 Market Position

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG), NYSE's 6th largest Nondurable Household Products company by market cap, jumped $US21.68 (or 29.1%) in the trailing 12 months to July 25, 2017 to close at $US96.27. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which has risen 14.2% over the same period, this is a relative price increase of 14.8%. Average daily volume of 504,711 shares in the trailing year was 1.6 times average daily volume in the previous year. In the trailing 12 months the market cap has jumped $US1.2 billion.

2.7 Global Rank

Global Rank [out of 47,590 stocks]

DescriptionValueRankQuartile
MCap (US$)5.7B2,347Top
Total Assets (US$)2.8B5,463Top
Revenue (US$)2.8B3,288Top
Net Profit (US$)315.3M2,285Top
Return on Equity %35.51,199Top
Net Profit Margin %8.912,035Second
Price Earnings25.813,351Second
Yield %2.111,193Top
PV$1000 (1Year) US$1,32012,577Second
US$ Change (1Year) %27.512,603Second
Rel Strength 6 Mo (US$)5422,003Second

SECTION 3 OTHER DIRECTORS OF THE SCOTTS MIRACLE-GRO COMPANY

Jim Hagedorn, Chief Executive Officer & Director

James Hagedorn, Chairman & Director

Randy Coleman, Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President

Katherine Hagedorn Littlefield, Director & Vice Chairman

Brian D. Finn, Director

Michael E. Porter, Director

Hanft Adam, Director

John S. Shiely, Director

Michelle A. Johnson, Director

Stephen L. Johnson, Director

Nancy G. Mistretta, Director

John Randolph Vines, Director

James F. McCann, Director

Thomas N. Kelly, Director

Mike Lukemire, Chief Operating Officer

Vincent C. Brockman, Company Secretary

SECTION 4 THE SCOTTS MIRACLE-GRO COMPANY ACTIVITIES

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (Scotts Miracle-Gro) is a marketer of lawn fertilizer, grass seed and growing media products within the United States. The Company divides its business in the segments of Global Consumer; Global Professional; Scotts LawnService and Corporate & Other. Its major customers include home centers, mass merchandisers, warehouse clubs, large hardware chains, independent hardware stores, nurseries, garden centers, food and drug stores, commercial nurseries and greenhouses and specialty crop growers.

SECTION 5 RECENT NEWS OF THE SCOTTS MIRACLE-GRO COMPANY DIRECTORS

28 June 2017

The Scotts Miracle-Gro chief ethics officer and executive vice president-global human resources Denise Stump awarded Phantom Stocks

The Scotts Miracle-Gro (NYSE:SMG) chief ethics officer and executive vice president-global human resources Denise Stump, has been awarded Phantom Stocks on 15 shares at a transaction price of $US89.99. The transaction date was June 26. The shares last traded at $US87.74.

28 June 2017

The Scotts Miracle-Gro chief executive officer and director Jim Hagedorn awarded Phantom Stocks

The Scotts Miracle-Gro (NYSE:SMG) chief executive officer and director Jim Hagedorn, has been awarded Phantom Stocks on 997 shares at a transaction price of $US89.99. The transaction date was June 26. The shares last traded at $US87.74.

13 June 2017

The Scotts Miracle-Gro director and vice chairman Katherine Hagedorn Littlefield awarded Dividend Equivalent Rights

The Scotts Miracle-Gro (NYSE:SMG) director and vice chairman Katherine Hagedorn Littlefield, has been awarded Dividend Equivalent Rights on 44 shares at a transaction price of $US83.37. The transaction date was June 09. The shares last traded at $US87.67.

13 June 2017

The Scotts Miracle-Gro director Nancy G. Mistretta awarded Dividend Equivalent Rights

The Scotts Miracle-Gro (NYSE:SMG) director Nancy G. Mistretta, has been awarded Dividend Equivalent Rights on 44 shares at a transaction price of $US83.37. The transaction date was June 09. The shares last traded at $US87.67.

13 June 2017

The Scotts Miracle-Gro director Thomas N. Kelly awarded Dividend Equivalent Rights

The Scotts Miracle-Gro (NYSE:SMG) director Thomas N. Kelly, has been awarded Dividend Equivalent Rights on 44 shares at a transaction price of $US83.37. The transaction date was June 09. The shares last traded at $US87.67.

13 June 2017

The Scotts Miracle-Gro director Hanft Adam awarded Dividend Equivalent Rights

The Scotts Miracle-Gro (NYSE:SMG) director Hanft Adam, has been awarded Dividend Equivalent Rights on 54 shares at a transaction price of $US83.37. The transaction date was June 09. The shares last traded at $US87.67.

13 June 2017

The Scotts Miracle-Gro director James F. McCann awarded Dividend Equivalent Rights

The Scotts Miracle-Gro (NYSE:SMG) director James F. McCann, has been awarded Dividend Equivalent Rights on 52 shares at a transaction price of $US83.37. The transaction date was June 09. The shares last traded at $US87.67.

13 June 2017

The Scotts Miracle-Gro director Stephen L. Johnson awarded Dividend Equivalent Rights

The Scotts Miracle-Gro (NYSE:SMG) director Stephen L. Johnson, has been awarded Dividend Equivalent Rights on 51 shares at a transaction price of $US83.37. The transaction date was June 09. The shares last traded at $US87.67.

13 June 2017

The Scotts Miracle-Gro director Michelle A. Johnson awarded Dividend Equivalent Rights

The Scotts Miracle-Gro (NYSE:SMG) director Michelle A. Johnson, has been awarded Dividend Equivalent Rights on 44 shares at a transaction price of $US83.37. The transaction date was June 09. The shares last traded at $US87.67.

12 May 2017

Jim Hagedorn of The Scotts Miracle-Gro in top quartile of NYSE CEO Scorecard for past year

Jim Hagedorn's performance as CEO of The Scotts Miracle-Gro is ranked in the top quartile of BSS News Bites' NYSE performers for the past year. The shares were up 31.3% for the year ended May 12, 2017.

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