SMART Appoints Neil Gaydon to Its Board of Directors

SMART Appoints Neil Gaydon to Its Board of Directors

CALGARY, Alberta, Feb. 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SMART Technologies Inc.
(Nasdaq:SMT) (TSX:SMA), a leading provider of collaboration solutions,
announces the appointment of Neil Gaydon to its Board of Directors, effective
immediately. Mr. Gaydon has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of
SMART Technologies since October 2012. Prior to joining SMART, Mr. Gaydon
served as both CEO and director of Pace plc, the world's largest set top box
producer, headquartered and publicly listed in the United Kingdom.

"We are pleased to welcome Neil to the board and look forward to the
additional insight he will provide," said David Martin, Co Founder and Chair,
SMART Technologies Inc. "With a career that spans 30 years in the technology
sector and ten years on a previous public company board, his experience is a
welcome addition."

Mr. Gaydon's appointment to SMART's Board of Directors brings the number of
directors of the Company to eight from seven. In connection with such
appointment, the Company's General By-law #1 and the Securityholders Agreement
dated June 28, 2010 among the Company and the Class B shareholders (Intel
Corporation, School S.A.R.L. and IFF Holdings Inc.) were both amended to
reflect this increase in the size of the board.

About SMART Technologies

SMART Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of technology solutions
thatenableinspired collaborationin schools and workplaces around the world
by turning group work into a highly interactive, engaging and productive
experience. SMART delivers integrated solutions of hardware, software and
services designed for superior performance and ease of use, and remains a
world leader in interactivedisplays.

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CONTACT: Marina Geronazzo
         Senior Public Relations Manager
         SMART Technologies Inc.
         +1 403.407.5088

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