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School Specialty to Present at BMO Capital Markets 14th Annual Back to School Education Conference

GREENVILLE, Wis., Sept. 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- School Specialty, Inc. (OTCQB:SCOO) ("School Specialty" or "the Company"), a leading distributor of innovative and proprietary products, programs and services to the education marketplace, today announced that it will be presenting at BMO Capital Markets 14th Annual Back to School Education Conference. The event will take place on September 18, 2014 and will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York, NY.

Joseph M. Yorio, School Specialty's President and Chief Executive Officer will be presenting at 2:45 p.m. Eastern and both he, and Kevin Baehler, Interim Chief Financial Officer will be hosting meetings with institutional investors throughout the day. If you wish to schedule a meeting with the Company, please contact your BMO Capital Markets representative or the Company's Investor Relations Department. Additionally, the presentation will be available via webcast on the Company's website at www.schoolspecialty.com in the Investor Relations section under the "Calendar of Events" tab.

About School Specialty, Inc.

School Specialty is a leading distributor of innovative and proprietary products, programs and services to the education marketplace. The Company designs, develops, and provides educators with the latest and very best school supplies, furniture and both curriculum and supplemental learning resources. Working in collaboration with educators, School Specialty reaches beyond the scope of textbooks to help teachers, guidance counselors and school administrators ensure that every student reaches his or her full potential. For more information about School Specialty, visit www.schoolspecialty.com.

Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Information

Any statements made in this press release about School Specialty's future financial conditions, results of operations, expectations, plans, or prospects, including the information under the headings "Process Improvement Program Update" and "Financial Outlook", constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements also include those preceded or followed by the words "anticipates," "believes," "could," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "may," "plans," "projects," "should," "targets" and/or similar expressions. These forward-looking statements are based on School Specialty's current estimates and assumptions and, as such, involve uncertainty and risk. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements because of a number of factors, including the factors described in Item 1A of School Specialty's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 26, 2014, which factors are incorporated herein by reference. Any forward-looking statement in this release speaks only as of the date in which it is made. Except to the extent required under the federal securities laws, School Specialty does not intend to update or revise the forward-looking statements.

CONTACT: Company Contact Kevin Baehler Kevin.baehler@SchoolSpecialty.com Tel: 920-882-5882 Company Contact Glenn Wiener IR@SchoolSpecialty.com Tel: 212-786-6011

Source:School Specialty, Inc.