SMART Appoints Gary Hughes to Its Board of Directors

SMART Appoints Gary Hughes to Its Board of Directors

New Director Replaces Salim Nathoo as Apax Nominee

CALGARY, Alberta, Dec. 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SMART Technologies Inc.
("SMART") (Nasdaq:SMT) (TSX:SMA) is pleased to announce that Mr. Gary Hughes
has been appointed a director of SMART. Mr. Hughes replaces Salim Nathoo as
the Apax Partners' nominee to the company's board of directors.

Mr. Hughes is an experienced senior executive and corporate director who has
had a successful career spanning both the public markets as well as private
equity. He is a senior member of Apax's Operational Excellence Team and a
non-executive director at J. Sainsbury Plc. (SBRY.L on the London Stock
Exchange) as well as at two private companies; Scottish Exhibition Centre
Limited and Get Me Media Limited.

"We are very pleased to welcome Gary to SMART's board of directors," said
David Martin, SMART's Chairman. "Gary's extensive experience in the financial
world from both the board and executive perspectives will be a significant

"I'm delighted to join the board of directors at SMART, and I look forward to
helping the business build on its prior successes," said Gary Hughes.


SMART Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of technology solutions that are
redefining the way the world works and learns. SMART products enable inspired
collaborationin schools and workplaces by turning group work into highly
interactive, engaging and productive experiences. SMART delivers integrated
solutions of hardware, software and services designed for superior performance
and ease of use.

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CONTACT: Media contact
         Marina Geronazzo
         Senior Public Relations Manager
         SMART Technologies Inc.
         Phone 1.403.407.5088
         Investor contact
         Investor Relations
         SMART Technologies Inc.
         Phone 1.877.320.2241

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