Carter Overwhelms With More Than 20 Years Management Experience

Geismar, LA - December 09, 2014 The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG), the world's leading marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, announced that Malcolm Carter has been named as the company’s Director/Plant Manager in their Geismar, Lousiana growing media division.

Carter brings more than 20 years of management experience, most recently as Operations Manager of Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) manufacturer, IPM, North America’s branch of Guarniflon SPA. Before that, Carter was a supervisor at Precision Press, where he Supervised up to 100 employees at printing company. Developed AIB training program and trained other supervisors.

Carter was Policy Council President for the East Baton Rouge Parish Headstart, and Carter is also a leadership trainer and author.

He is a graduate of the Grace King High School in Metairie, Louisiana and received his bachelors and Masters of Science degrees from Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minnesota.

According to a recent article in Forbes, Scotts Miracle-Gro was named top dividend stock. The company recently reported Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2014 Results; Full-Year Adjusted Earnings Increase 19% to $3.29 per Share Q4 sales increased 5% to $454.3 million; Full-year sales increased 2% to $2.84 billion Adjusted gross margin rate improved 80 basis points in Q4 and 100 basis points for full year Full-year adjusted EBITDA increased 6% to $412 million The Company expects adjusted earnings per share of $3.40 to $3.60 in fiscal 2015.

About ScottsMiracle-Gro
With more than $2.8 billion in worldwide sales, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company 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

Email: Malcolm Carter: [email protected]
Telephone: (225) 677-6100