SMART Announces Conditional Settlement of Class Action Lawsuits

SMART Announces Conditional Settlement of Class Action Lawsuits

U.S. and Canadian Securities Class Action Proceedings Settled in Principle

CALGARY, Alberta, March 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SMART Technologies Inc.
(Nasdaq:SMT) (TSX:SMA), a leading provider of collaboration solutions,
announces that it and the other defendants have entered into an agreement in
principle with the plaintiffs in the shareholder class action lawsuits. These
include SMART Technologies Inc. Shareholder Litigation pending in the United
States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and Tucci v.
SMART Technologies Inc. et. al., pending in the Ontario Superior Court of
Justice (the "Actions").

Pursuant to the settlement terms, the parties have agreed to settle the
Actions, releasing the alleged claims and all related claims, subject to
various conditions, including appropriate class notice, court approvals and
the dismissal of related putative class claims in Harper v. SMART Technologies
Inc. et. al., currently pending in the Superior Court of the State of
California.

The proposed settlement will be funded entirely by insurance maintained by the
Company.

The defendants entered into the settlement in principle to avoid the costs,
risks and uncertainties inherent in litigation. SMART and the other defendants
have denied and continue to deny that they have committed any violation of law
or engaged in any of the wrongful acts that were or could have been alleged in
the Actions.

About SMART Technologies

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
         smarttech.com

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