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LSI Industries Inc. Announces Appointment of Technology Division President

CINCINNATI, Jan. 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LSI Industries Inc. (Nasdaq:LYTS) today announced the appointment of John A. Bagwell as President, Technology Division, effective January 5, 2015. Mr. Bagwell joins LSI with an extensive background in LED lighting and controls, energy management and building automation. Prior to joining the Company he was President of TacTouch, Inc. Previous employers include Acuity Brands Lighting, Automated Logic Corporation and TRIATEK, Inc.

Mr. Bagwell commented, "I am very excited to join the LSI team and participate in its future success. I embrace the Company's strategy of Lighting + Graphics = Image, and look forward to working with LSI's team and applying my expertise in technology to further strengthen this strategy."

Dennis W. Wells, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "I am very excited with Mr. Bagwell's addition to LSI's executive team. The world of technology is changing rapidly and we need smart, energetic people working to define our place in this new connected world. I am confident that Mr. Bagwell will lead us in the right direction. He and his team will work closely with Shawn M. Toney, President, LSI Lighting Segment, and David W. McCauley, President, LSI Graphics Segment, to grow LSI's position as a leader in image solutions. Specifically, Mr. Bagwell and his team will be tasked with improving the profitability of the Technology Division and to develop new innovations for our future success."

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About the Company

Leadership. Strength. Innovation. These are the key values upon which LSI Industries Inc. was founded in 1976. Today LSI demonstrates these values in our dedication to advancing technology throughout all aspects of our business. From product solutions to production techniques, we are committed to American innovation through technology. The fundamental core strategy of LSI Industries is "Lighting + Graphics + Technology = Complete Image Solution."

We are a vertically integrated manufacturer which combines technology, design and manufacturing to produce efficient, high quality lighting and graphics products. We are dedicated to advancing solid-state LED technology to make affordable, high performance, energy efficient lighting and custom graphic products that provide value to our customers. We offer design support, engineering, installation and project management for custom lighting and graphics rollout programs for the retail environment.

Our major markets include commercial / industrial lighting, petroleum / convenience store and multi-site retail (including automobile dealerships, restaurants and national retail accounts).

For further information, contact Dennis W. Wells, Chief Executive Officer, at (513) 793-3200.

Additional note: Today's news release, along with past releases from LSI Industries, is available on the Company's internet site at www.lsi-industries.com or by email or fax, by calling the Investor Relations Department at (513) 793-3200.

CONTACT: DENNIS W. WELLS (513) 793-3200

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