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SMART Technologies Announces Results of 2013 Annual Special Meeting of Shareholders

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CALGARY, Alberta, Aug. 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SMART Technologies Inc. (the "Corporation") (Nasdaq:SMT) (TSX:SMA), a leading provider of collaboration solutions, is pleased to announce that all of the nominees listed in the Corporation's information circular dated June 25, 2013 were elected as directors of the Corporation at its annual and special meeting of shareholders held on August 8, 2013 (the "Meeting"). In addition, each of the other items of business considered at the Meeting, namely: (i) fixing the number of directors to be elected at six; (ii) the approval of amendments to the Corporation's equity incentive plan and approval of all unallocated awards under the Corporation's equity incentive plan; (iii) the approval of amendments to the by-laws of the Corporation; and (iv) the re-appointment of KPMG LLP, Chartered Accountants as the Corporation's independent auditors, were all approved at the Meeting.

Detailed results of the vote for the election of directors held at the Meeting are set out below:

Nominee Votes For % For Votes Withheld % Withheld
David Martin 802,247,433 98.96 8,459,929 1.04
Nancy Knowlton 802,244,233 98.96 8,463,129 1.04
Salim Nathoo 809,491,163 99.85 1,216,200 0.15
Neil Gaydon 805,507,249 99.36 5,200,114 0.64
Michael J. Mueller 806,582,111 99.49 4,125,251 0.51
Robert C. Hagerty 806,632,448 99.50 4,074,914 0.50

Voting results for all matters have been posted on SEDAR.

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.

The Toronto Stock Exchange has not reviewed, nor does it accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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CONTACT: Investor contact Investor Relations SMART Technologies Inc. + 1.877.320.2241 ir@smarttech.com Media contact Marina Geronazzo Senior Public Relations Manager SMART Technologies Inc. + 1.403.407.5088 MarinaGeronazzo@smarttech.com

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