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LSI Industries Inc. Introduces the Scottsdale(R) Legacy(TM), the Newest Addition to LSI's LED Canopy Lighting Family and Sees Improved Operating Results for Fiscal 2014

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CINCINNATI, Sept. 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LSI Industries Inc. (Nasdaq:LYTS) today announced that it has expanded its LED canopy lighting family with the addition of the new Scottsdale® Legacy™ LED canopy lighting solution, featuring high performance LED optics coupled with the Scottsdale prismatic glass drop lens to deliver bright, white light with diamond-like precision. In addition to its outstanding performance, this attractive fixture is extremely energy-efficient and is designed for easy installation by just one person.

Scott Ready, President, commented, "I am very excited to introduce the Scottsdale Legacy to our highly successful LED canopy lighting solution family. The Scottsdale Legacy is not only the most cost-effective LED canopy fixture available, but is also the fastest and easiest to install and is virtually maintenance free. It allows for tremendous flexibility in site lighting, offering up to 12,538 lumens with superior light distribution. The optically cut prismatic glass refractor, combined with high brightness LEDs, offers crisp, white light and long-range visibility. On the heels of a strong 15 year run with the most successful canopy fixture ever released, the market will recognize the Scottsdale look now in LED. This expansion of our LED canopy lighting family solidifies LSI's position as a leader in the canopy fixture market."

Mr. Ready continued, "Looking forward, we have a robust flow of new LED product introductions planned for the current fiscal year. Although the first quarter does not end until September 30th, we are experiencing strong unit and sales growth quarter-to-date in our lighting business. The environment for lighting products continues to improve, particularly for solid-state LED products. Our graphics business is strengthening, and we look forward to much improved operating results in fiscal 2014. Overall, we expect to see a significant improvement in sales and earnings during the current fiscal year."

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About the Company

Leadership. Strength. Innovation. Those are the key values behind the smart vision upon which LSI Industries Inc. was founded when established in 1976. Today LSI demonstrates this in our dedication to advancing technology throughout all aspects of our business – in both product solutions and production techniques. We are committed to American innovation through technology.

We are a vertically integrated manufacturer who combines assimilated technology, design and manufacturing to produce the most efficient, high quality products possible. We are dedicated to advancing solid-state technology to make affordable, high performance, energy efficient lighting and custom graphic products that bring value to our customers. In addition, we can provide sophisticated lighting and energy management control solutions to help customers manage their energy performance. Further, we offer design support, engineering, installation and project management for custom graphics rollout programs for today's retail environment.

LSI is proud to be an American company with an American work force, building an American product. We are a U.S. manufacturer with marketing / sales efforts throughout the world with concentration currently on North America, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Our major markets include the commercial / industrial lighting, petroleum / convenience store, multi-site retail (including automobile dealerships, restaurants and national retail accounts), sports and entertainment markets. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, LSI has facilities in Ohio, Kansas, Kentucky, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas and Montreal, Canada. The Company's common shares are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol LYTS.

As we redefine LSI Industries' place in the markets we serve, we will emphasize our commitment to preserving the foundation of a well-managed, financially strong and creatively unique company with even stronger emphasis on a growing technology base. Through the Leadership, Strength and Innovation that is core to our culture, we move forward continuing our transition to a technology-reliant company with lighting and graphics and the ability to provide the stronger performance our many partners expect.

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: Bob Ready, Chief Executive Officer, or Ron Stowell, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer at (513) 793-3200

Source:LSI Industries Inc.

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