SMART Announces Greg Estell as President, Education

SMART Announces Greg Estell as President, Education

Former Hewlett-Packard & Motorola Executive Joins SMART Technologies

CALGARY, Alberta, March 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SMART Technologies Inc.
(Nasdaq:SMT) (TSX:SMA), a leading provider of collaboration solutions,
announces the appointment of Greg Estell to the position of President,
Education. Estell will lead the newly formed Education Business Unit and will
be responsible for its strategy, financial objectives and operating plans to
grow this key area of the company. He will start in this executive position on
March 18, 2013 and report to Neil Gaydon, President and CEO of SMART
Technologies.

Estell brings over 30 years of global experience and leadership to SMART. He
has held numerous executive roles with Hewlett-Packard Inc. and Motorola Inc.
leading several functions including sales, marketing, product development,
operations, finance, distribution and strategy. Over the course of his career,
Estell has been directly responsible for driving business results in numerous
international markets including EMEA, Latin America, APAC and North America.

"SMART has established a trusted brand in the global education market, with
innovative products that have clearly transformed teaching and learning," says
Estell. "I look forward to joining SMART to build on the company's leading
position and to further develop SMART's opportunities in global education."

"We are pleased to have Greg join SMART as the President of our Education
Unit," says Neil Gaydon, President and CEO, SMART Technologies. "His
international and North American experience and ability to drive business
results will help us continue to build our position as a global technology
leader for collaborative solutions."

About SMART

SMART Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of technology solutions that
enable inspired collaboration in 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 interactive displays.

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CONTACT: Marina Geronazzo
         Senior Public Relations Manager
         SMART Technologies Inc.
         +1.403.407 5088
         MarinaGeronazzo@smarttech.com
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