Jim King, senior vice president of ScottsMiracle-Gro and President of ScottsMiracle-Gro Foundation, is responsible for leading the Company’s investor relations, media relations, issues management, corporate partnerships and community relations activities, a position he has held since June 2008. He is also the President of the ScottsMiracle-Gro Foundation. He began his career at ScottsMiracle-Gro in 2001 as director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications. Prior to joining ScottsMiracle-Gro, Jim was vice president, Investor Relations, with the consulting firm of Edward Howard & Co., in Cleveland; manager of Investor and Media Relations, at American Greetings Corp., Cleveland; and a business journalist in Phoenix, Atlanta and Cleveland. He earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism and an MBA degree at Kent State University, where he is on the Board of Advisors of the university’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications.