Scotts Miracle-Gro has reprimanded CEO and Chairman Jim Hagedorn for using inappropriate language. The lawn care products maker also announced that three board members have resigned, and that it will stick with a smaller board.
Scotts did not provide any details about the specific comments that Hagedorn made or the context for them.
In the statement, Hagedorn was contrite and said it wouldn't happen again.
"While I have a tendency to use colorful language, I recognize my comments in this case were inappropriate and I apologize," Hagedorn said.
He said that he and the rest of the board "consider the matter resolved and I have made a personal commitment to prevent a future recurrence."
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