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Scotts Miracle-Gro Co (SMG.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Hagedorn

60 2008 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Michael Lukemire

57 2016 President, Chief Operating Officer

Thomas Coleman

46 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Ivan Smith

46 2013 Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Denise Stump

61 2013 Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Chief Ethics Officer

Michelle Johnson

45 2014 Director

Katherine Littlefield

60 2000 Director

Brian Finn

56 2014 Independent Director

Adam Hanft

65 2010 Independent Director

Stephen Johnson

64 2010 Independent Director

Thomas Kelly

68 2006 Independent Director

James McCann

64 2014 Independent Director

Nancy Mistretta

61 2007 Independent Director

John Vines

66 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

James Hagedorn

Mr. James Hagedorn is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. Mr. Hagedorn has served as CEO of the Company since May 2001 and Chairman of the Board since January 2003. In addition to serving as CEO and Chairman of the Board, he has served as President of the Company since October 2015, a role that he previously held from November 2006 until October 2008 and from April 2000 until December 2005.

Michael Lukemire

Mr. Michael C. Lukemire is President, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Lukemire had served as Executive Vice President, North American Operations of the Company since April 2014. Previously, Mr. Lukemire served as Executive Vice President, Business Execution of the Company from May 2013 until April 2014 and as President, U.S. Consumer Regions of the Company from October 2011 until May 2013. Prior to October 2011, he had served as Regional President for the Southeast region since May 2009.

Thomas Coleman

Mr. Thomas R. Coleman is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company from April 2014. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Coleman had served as Senior Vice President, Global Finance Operations and Enterprise Performance Management Analytics for The Scotts Company LLC (“Scotts LLC”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, since January 2011. Previously, Mr. Coleman served as Senior Vice President, North America Finance of Scotts LLC from November 2007 until January 2011. Mr. Coleman also previously served as interim principal financial officer of the Company between February 2013 and March 2013.

Ivan Smith

Mr. Ivan C. Smith is Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. Prior to July 2013, he had served as Vice President, Global Consumer Legal and Assistant General Counsel of Scotts LLC since October 2011. Mr. Smith served as Vice President, North America Legal and Assistant General Counsel from April 2009 to September 2011 and as Vice President, Litigation of Scotts LLC from October 2007 to March 2009.

Denise Stump

Ms. Denise S. Stump is Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Chief Ethics Officer (2013) of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. She had previously served as Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources of Scotts Miracle-Gro’s predecessor since October 2002. From July 2001 until October 2002, Ms. Stump served as Vice President, Human Resources North America of Scotts Miracle-Gro’s predecessor. From September 2000 until July 2001, Ms. Stump served as Vice President, Human Resources Technology and Operations of Scotts Miracle-Gro’s predecessor.

Michelle Johnson

Ms. Michelle A. Johnson is Director of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company . Johnson is the CEO of Sacramento-based StudentsFirst, which she founded in 2010, a bipartisan grassroots movement aimed at making sure all kids have access to great teachers and schools. Ms. Johnson is the former Chief Executive Officer of Sacramento-based StudentsFirst, which she founded in 2010, a bipartisan grassroots movement focused on ensuring that all children have access to high-quality teachers and schools. She also served as the Chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools from 2007 through 2010. In 1997, Ms. Johnson founded The New Teacher Project, an organization focused on developing innovative solutions to the challenges surrounding new teacher hiring. With years of leadership experience in the politically sensitive and high profile education field and a record of implementing innovative solutions in challenging environments, Ms. Johnson brings extensive leadership and innovation experience to the Board. Committee Memberships: Compensation (Chair); Nominating and Governance

Katherine Littlefield

Ms. Katherine Hagedorn Littlefield serves as Director of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. Ms. Littlefield is a general partner of the Hagedorn Partnership, L.P. She also serves on the board for the Hagedorn Family Foundation, Inc., a charitable organization. She is the sister of James Hagedorn, the Company’s CEO and Chairman of the Board. As a general partner and former Chair of the Hagedorn Partnership, L.P., the Company's largest shareholder, Ms. Littlefield brings a strong shareholder voice to the boardroom. She also has significant innovation and technology experience, having served on the Company's Innovation and Technology Committee since December 2014 as well as from May 2004 until January 2014. Prior to that, she served on the Innovation and Marketing Committee from its formation in January 2014 until December 2014 when it was retired, as well as on the Innovation Advisory Board (formerly known as the Scientific Advisory Board and the Innovation and Technology Advisory Board) from its formation in 2001 until January 2014 when it was retired. Committee Memberships: Finance (Chair); Innovation and Technology

Brian Finn

Mr. Brian D. Finn is Independent Director of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company . Mr. Finn served as the Chief Executive Officer of Asset Management Finance Corporation from 2009 to March 2013 and as its Chairman from 2008 to March 2013. From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Finn was Chairman and Head of Alternative Investments at Credit Suisse Group (“Credit Suisse”). Mr. Finn has held many positions within Credit Suisse and its predecessor firms, including President of Credit Suisse First Boston (“CSFB”), President of Investment Banking, Co-President of Institutional Securities, Chief Executive Officer of Credit Suisse USA and a member of the Office of the Chairman of CSFB. He was also a member of the Executive Board of Credit Suisse. Mr. Finn served as principal and partner of private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice from 1997 to 2002. Committee Memberships: Audit, Finance.

Adam Hanft

Mr. Adam Hanft serves as an Independent Director of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. Mr. Hanft is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hanft Projects LLC (“Hanft Projects”), a strategic consultancy that provides marketing advice and insight to leading consumer and business-to-business companies as well as many leading digital brands. He writes broadly about the consumer culture for numerous publications and is the co-author of “Dictionary of the Future.” He is also a frequent commentator on marketing and branding issues. Prior to starting Hanft Projects, Mr. Hanft served as founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hanft Unlimited, Inc., a marketing organization created in 2004 that included an advertising agency, strategic consultancy and custom-publishing operation. Committee Membership: Innovation and Technology

Stephen Johnson

Mr. Stephen L. Johnson is Independent Director of THE SCOTTS MIRACLE-GRO COMPANY . Mr. Johnson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Stephen L. Johnson and Associates Strategic Consulting, LLC (“Johnson and Associates”), a strategic provider of business, research and financial management and consulting services formed in 2009. Prior to forming Johnson and Associates, Mr. Johnson worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for 30 years, where he became the first career employee and scientist to serve as Administrator, a position he held from January 2005 through January 2009. Mr. Johnson serves as a Director of Frederick Memorial Hospital and a Trustee of Taylor University. Committee Memberships: Nominating and Governance (Chair); Compensation; Innovation and Technology

Thomas Kelly

Mr. Thomas N. Kelly, Jr., serves as Independent Director of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. Mr. Kelly served as Executive Vice President, Transition Integration of Sprint Nextel Corporation, a global communications company, from December 2005 until April 2006. He served as the Chief Strategy Officer of Sprint Nextel Corporation from August 2005 until December 2005. He served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Nextel Communications, Inc., which became Sprint Nextel Corporation, from February 2003 until August 2005, and as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Nextel Communications, Inc. from 1996 until February 2003. Mr. Kelly also serves as a director of GameStop Corp., where he also serves on the Compensation Committee. Committee Memberships: Innovation and Technology (Chair); Audit; Compensation

James McCann

Mr. James Francis McCann, age 64, Director of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company since 2014 . Mr. McCann is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of 1-800-Flowers.com , the world’s leading online florist and gift shop, and has served in that capacity since its inception in 1976, when Mr. McCann began a retail chain of flower shops in the New York metropolitan area. Mr. McCann is currently a director and Chairman of the Board of Willis Group Holdings and a director of International Game Technology PLC. From 2001 through 2011, Mr. McCann also served as a director of GTECH S.p.A. (formerly known as Lottomatica Group S.p.A.). With nearly 40 years of business experience, and as a long-time Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of 1-800-Flowers.com, Mr. McCann brings considerable leadership, innovation and unparalleled business acumen to the Board. Committee Membership: Finance

Nancy Mistretta

Ms. Nancy G. Mistretta serves as Independent Director of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. Ms. Mistretta is a retired partner of Russell Reynolds Associates (“Russell Reynolds”), an executive search firm, where she served as a partner from February 2005 until June 2009. She was a member of Russell Reynolds’ Not-For-Profit Sector and was responsible for managing executive officer searches for many large philanthropic organizations, with a particular focus on educational searches for presidents, deans and financial officers. Based in New York, New York, she also was active in the CEO/Board Services Practice of Russell Reynolds. Prior to joining Russell Reynolds, Ms. Mistretta was with JPMorgan Chase & Co. and its heritage institutions (collectively, “JPMorgan”) for 29 years and served as a Managing Director in Investment Banking from 1991 to 2005. Ms. Mistretta is currently a director of HSBC North America Holdings, Inc., HSBC USA Inc., and HSBC Bank USA, N.A. Committee Memberships: Audit (Chair); Finance

John Vines

Lt. Gen.(Retd.) John Randolph Vines is Independent Director of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. Lieutenant General (retired) Vines has operated John R. Vines Associates LLC, a strategic provider of business consulting services, since 2007. General Vines also has served as a Senior Advisor to McChrystal Group since 2011, as well as a senior consultant to multiple Fortune 500 companies. General Vines retired in 2007 from the U.S. Army after 35 years active service. He was in continuous command for his last six years of service, including Commander, U.S. Army’s XVIII Airborne Corps and Multi-National Corps Iraq. In addition, he commanded the Combined Joint Task Force 180 Afghanistan. General Vines also served as the Senior Defense Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan and previously commanded the 82nd Airborne Division, which included a year-long deployment in Afghanistan. Following retirement, General Vines has acted as a Department of Defense Senior Mentor to U.S. Army and joint senior leadership and deploying combat units, a member of the Defense Service Board and a member of the Army DARPA Senior Advisory Group.

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