Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): June 22, 2022
Hydrofarm Holdings Group, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware 001-39773 81-4895761
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
File Number)
 (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
1510 Main Street
Shoemakersville, PA 19526
(Address of Principal Executive
Offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (707) 765-9990
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Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per shareHYFMNASDAQ Global Select Market
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Item 5.02     Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

(b) Departure of President

On June 22, 2022, Hydrofarm Holdings Group, Inc. (the “Company”) and Mr. Terence Fitch, the Company’s President, mutually agreed to Mr. Fitch’s departure as President, effective June 24, 2022.

Item 7.01     Regulation FD Disclosure

On June 23, 2022, the Company issued a press release announcing Mr. Fitch’s resignation. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

The information in this Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K and Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section or Sections 11 and 12(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The information contained in this Item 7.01 and in the press release attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission made by the Company, whether made before or after the date hereof, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.

Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 Hydrofarm Holdings Group, Inc.
Date: June 23, 2022By: /s/ William Toler
  Name: William Toler
  Title:Chief Executive Officer



Hydrofarm Holdings Group, Inc. Announces the Departure of President Terence Fitch

SHOEMAKERSVILLE, PA. — June 23, 2022 — Hydrofarm Holdings Group, Inc. (“Hydrofarm”) (Nasdaq: HYFM), a leading independent manufacturer and distributor of branded hydroponics equipment and supplies for controlled environment agriculture (“CEA”), today announced that Terence Fitch will step down as President, effective June 24, 2022, to pursue other opportunities.

Bill Toler, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hydrofarm, said, “On behalf of the board and executive team, I would like to thank Terry for his contributions during the past three years. He has been instrumental in laying the foundation for the company to capture future growth. We wish Terry all the best in his future endeavors.”

Fitch added, “I am grateful for my time at Hydrofarm and believe that the Company has the right leadership team to successfully navigate the challenging operating environment.”

About Hydrofarm Holdings Group, Inc.
Hydrofarm is a leading independent manufacturer and distributor of branded hydroponics equipment and supplies for controlled environment agriculture, including grow lights, climate control solutions, growing media and nutrients, as well as a broad portfolio of innovative and proprietary branded products. For over 40 years, Hydrofarm has helped growers make growing easier and more productive. The Company’s mission is to empower growers, farmers and cultivators with products that enable greater quality, efficiency, consistency and speed in their grow projects.

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