SOURCE: AeroGrow International, Inc.

AeroGrow International, Inc.

June 05, 2012 09:15 ET

AeroGrow Closes $1.59 Million Capital Raise

New Capital Is Earmarked for Funding Growth Initiatives

BOULDER, CO--(Marketwire - Jun 5, 2012) - AeroGrow International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: AERO) ("AeroGrow" or the "Company"), makers of the AeroGarden® line of indoor gardening products, announced that it successfully completed a $1.59 million capital raise on May 31, 2012.

The capital was raised as part of a temporary price reset of all outstanding warrants that began on May 10, 2012 and ended on May 31, 2012. Investors who exercised warrants were all existing AeroGrow shareholders and management. In aggregate, almost 70% of all the Company's outstanding warrants were exercised during the reset period.

"The temporary warrant reset let us quickly and inexpensively raise new capital while allowing the benefits of the offering to accrue to our existing and loyal shareholder base," said Mike Wolfe, President and CEO of AeroGrow. "Over the last several years we have successfully moved the Company from sizable losses to a breakeven or better run rate. From this improved base we can deploy this capital to develop new products, support our inventory and other working capital needs, expand our marketing efforts, and once again grow the business."

About AeroGrow International, Inc.:

Founded in 2002 in Boulder, Colorado, AeroGrow International, Inc. is dedicated to the research, development and marketing of the AeroGarden line of foolproof, dirt-free indoor gardens. AeroGardens allow anyone to grow farmer's market fresh herbs, salad greens, tomatoes, chili peppers, flowers and more, indoors, year-round, so simply and easily that no green thumb is required. See www.aerogrow.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements by Mike Wolfe, and/or the Company, statements regarding growth of the AeroGarden product line, ability to raise capital, optimism related to the business, expanding sales, and other statements in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the Company's business. Words such as expects, anticipates, intends, plans, believes, sees, estimates and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Actual results could vary materially from the description contained herein due to many factors including continued market acceptance of the Company's products or the need to raise additional capital. In addition, actual results could vary materially based on changes or slower growth in the indoor garden market; the potential inability to raise additional capital; the failure to realize expected benefits and synergies; domestic and international business and economic conditions; changes in customer demand or ordering patterns; changes in the competitive environment including pricing pressures or technological changes; technological advances; shortages of manufacturing capacity; future production variables impacting excess inventory and other risk factors listed from time to time in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, including in "Item 1A Risk Factors" of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date on which they are made, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release.

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    John Thompson
    AeroGrow International, Inc.
    303-444-7755