The discussion below provides a brief description of the business conducted by
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (�Scotts Miracle-Gro� and, together with its
subsidiaries, the �Company,� �we� or �us�), including general developments in
the Company�s business during the fiscal year ended September 30, 2013 (�fiscal
2013�). For additional information on recent business developments, see �ITEM 7.
MANAGEMENT�S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF
OPERATIONS� of this Annual Report on Form 10-K.
We are a leading manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden