Daktronics, Inc. CEO Transition Date Set

Daktronics, Inc. CEO Transition Date Set

BROOKINGS, S.D., Aug. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Daktronics, Inc.
(Nasdaq:DAKT), announced today that Reece A. Kurtenbach will be taking on the
role of President and Chief Executive Officer on September 1, 2013. Kurtenbach
will replace James B. Morgan who is retiring after 44 years with the company.
The Company had previously announced Morgan's planned retirement and
Kurtenbach's selection as successor CEO, but a specific date had not been set.

"Jim has had a tremendous, positive impact on Daktronics during his career,
and I have personally enjoyed working with him during our time together. I
appreciate the confidence Jim and the Board have had in my ability to succeed
Jim as CEO and I look forward to working with our leadership team as we
continue to grow Daktronics global presence in the display industry,"
Kurtenbach said.

About Daktronics 

Daktronics has strong leadership positions in, and is the world's largest
supplier of, large screen video displays, electronic scoreboards, LED text and
graphics displays, and related control systems. The company excels in the
control of display systems, including those that require the integration of
multiple complex displays showing real-time information, graphics, animation
and video. Daktronics designs, manufactures, markets and services display
systems for customers around the world in four domestic business units:Live
Events, Commercial, Schools and Theatres, and Transportation, and one
International business unit. For more information, visit the company's World
Wide Web site at: http://www.daktronics.com, e-mail the company at
investor@daktronics.com, call (605) 692-0200 or toll-free (800) 843-5843 in
the United States or write to the company at 201 Daktronics Dr., PO Box 5128,
Brookings, S.D. 57006-5128.

Safe Harbor Statement

Cautionary Notice: In addition to statements of historical fact, this news
release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is intended to enjoy the
protection of that Act.These forward-looking statements reflect the Company's
expectations or beliefs concerning future events. The Company cautions that
these and similar statements involve risk and uncertainties which could cause
actual results to differ materially from our expectations, including, but not
limited to, changes in economic and market conditions, management of growth,
timing and magnitude of future contracts and orders, fluctuations in margins,
the introduction of new products and technology, the impact of adverse weather
conditions, increased regulation and other risks noted in the company's SEC
filings, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for its 2013 fiscal
year.Forward-looking statements are made in the context of information
available as of the date stated. The Company undertakes no obligation to
update or revise such statements to reflect new circumstances or unanticipated
events as they occur.

CONTACT: James Morgan
         Chief Executive Officer
         Tel 605- 692-0200
        
         Reece Kurtenbach
         Executive Vice President
         Tel 605- 692-0200

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