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December 29, 2015

SMART Technologies Announces U.S. Listing Transfer to Nasdaq Capital Market

CALGARY, Alberta – Dec. 29, 2015 – SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA) ("SMART" or the "Company"), a leading provider of education and business collaboration solutions, has received a determination today from the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC ("Nasdaq") granting approval of SMART's request to transfer its Nasdaq listing from the Nasdaq Global Select Market to the Nasdaq Capital Market.

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December 16, 2015

SMART Joins Google for Education Partner Program to Help Foster Cloud-based Teaching and Learning

Calgary, Alberta. – Dec. 16, 2015 – SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), a leading provider of collaboration solutions, has joined a select group of Google partners as part of the Google for Education Partner Program. Google's Education Technology Partner program is for partners that extend the reach and functionality of Google for the Education Platform by providing the best educational content, tools, and technologies available and for partners that have optimized their solutions for Google's platforms and devices. This move comes as a result of cohesive integration between Google Classroom, part of Google Apps for Education, and SMART amp® collaborative learning software.

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November 3, 2015

Epson and SMART Bring Best-in-Class Collaborative Learning Solution to Classrooms

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Nov. 3, 2015 – It is now easier than ever for educators to obtain the world’s leading collaborative learning software along with market leading collaborative displays. Epson, the number-one projector manufacturer in the world1, and SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), a leading global provider of collaboration solutions, today announced an agreement where SMART Notebook® collaborative learning software will now be included with Epson BrightLink® interactive projectors worldwide. The addition of SMART Notebook software to Epson interactive projectors provides a potent combination for collaborative learning.

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October 9, 2015

SMART Updates Financial Outlook and Announces Strategic Review

CALGARY, Alberta --- October 9, 2015 --- SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:SMT) (TSX: SMA), a leading provider of collaboration solutions, today provided an update on its financial outlook for the balance of fiscal 2016, and announced its intent to embark on a strategic review.

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September 21, 2015

SMART Makes the Acquisition of Classroom Technology in UK Easier and More Affordable
  • Classroom as a Service will enable schools to get technology, support and training without major capital expenditures
  • SMART's unique new ground breaking service will offer UK schools, teachers and students a sustainable education technology program
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Sept. 3, 2015

SMART Signs Student Privacy Pledge
SMART Technologies, a leading provider of collaboration solutions announces it has signed the Student Privacy Pledge. Aimed at ensuring that companies make a firm commitment to using student data only for educational purposes, the Pledge safeguards student privacy built around several commitments regarding the collection, maintenance, and use of student personal information.
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August 18, 2015

SMART kapp iQ Wins Top International Business Award
SMART Technologies, an innovator and leading provider of collaboration solutions announces that SMART kapp iQ is the winner of a Gold Stevie Award for the Best New Product of the Year - Business-to-Business category - in the 12th annual International Business Awards (IBAs).
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August 10, 2015

SMART Announces Resignation of Chief Financial Officer - Appointment of Interim CFO
SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:SMT) (TSX: SMA), a leading provider of collaboration solutions, today announced that Kelly Schmitt, Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer ("CFO"), has submitted her resignation  in order to accept an executive position with another company.  Ms. Schmitt's resignation is effective September 25, 2015.
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July 22, 2015

SMART Chosen to Help Transform Classrooms and Collaborative Learning in South Africa
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July 20, 2015

SMART and ACCO Brands Corporation Team Up to Market SMART kapp®
CALGARY and LAKE ZURICH, IL, July 20, 2015 /CNW/ - SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT, TSX: SMA), a leading collaboration company and global provider of visual collaboration solutions, and ACCO Brands Corporation (NYSE:ACCO), a world leader in branded school, office and consumer products, today announced that ACCO Brands will be marketing a co-branded version of the SMART kapp® digital capture board in North America. ACCO Brands is a $1.7 billion company with more than 2,000 partners in its North American network, and the synergies between SMART kapp and ACCO Brands' traditional office products market are at the heart of this agreement. The co-branded solution, Quartet® SMART kapp®, will be sold through ACCO Brands' proprietary sales force and distribution networks.
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June 29, 2015

A Magical Classroom Combination - SMART Unveils SMART kapp iQ for Education
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June 29, 2015

SMART Adds New Features to its Market-Leading Collaborative Learning Software
SMART Notebook software enables educators to create engaging interactive learning experiences while providing the flexibility to respond to the needs of learners in real-time. It is the most widely used education solution of its kind, having been downloaded more than 6.5 million times over the past three years. Today, SMART announces the addition of four new features to the Lesson Activity Builder (LAB) section of SMART Notebook collaborative learning software.
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June 10, 2015

First Unveiling of SMART kapp iQ at InfoComm15
  • Experience the brand-new, game-changing SMART kapp iQ Ultra HD natural collaboration display
  • See the newest enhancements to the SMART Room System for Microsoft Lync and Skype for Business
  • Join interactive educational sessions focusing on the future of collaboration, workspaces of tomorrow, and more
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May 14, 2015

Intelligence Everyone Can Share-SMART Announces SMART kapp iQ-the Definitive, All-in-One Collaboration Display

SMART Technologies, an innovator and leading provider of collaboration solutions, announces SMART kapp iQ. The most advanced member of the hugely successful SMART kapp product family, kapp iQ is a sleek, ultra-high-definition display that enables game-changing collaboration for meeting rooms, breakout spaces, offices and classrooms. SMART kapp iQ combines the simplicity of the “walk-up-and-use” practice of the original SMART kapp whiteboard with an incredible, multi-way, multi-device collaborative experience.

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SMART kapp Continues to Gain Momentum Throughout Europe and North America

  • Large 84" version of revolutionary digital capture board begins shipping
  • New distributor agreements with Tech Data Maverick and Ingram Micro extend kapp availability in Europe

SMART Technologies, a leading provider of collaboration solutions, announces that the new 84" version of the SMART kapp digital capture board is now shipping.  Like the original 42" version, SMART kapp 84 is the modern replacement for outdated and outmoded dry-erase boards and flip charts. As easy to use as a traditional whiteboard, kapp 84 provides the ability to share and save work in real time, on any device, with anyone, anywhere in the world. The larger version of kapp is the ideal tool when you need more space than a kapp 42 provides - making the power of SMART kapp available in more meeting areas such as huddle spaces, boardrooms, lecture halls, classrooms, hotel meeting facilities and much more.
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May 5, 2015

SMART Technologies Expands Capabilities of Its SMART Room System

SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT, TSX: SMA) now offers new capabilities in its SMART Room System (SRS) for Skype for Business (previously known as Microsoft Lync), including enhanced functionality, new support services, and seamless integration with Skype for Business and Microsoft Office 365.

The newest release of the SMART Room System features SMART's unique interactive sharing, enabling inking on any industry application and saving in its original format within the meeting. Competitive solutions allow inking only within the Microsoft Whiteboard or on PowerPoint.

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May 4, 2015

SMART Introduces Next-Generation Interactive Whiteboard System

SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), a leading provider of collaboration solutions, announces a significant upgrade to its line of interactive whiteboard systems. At the heart of the next-generation SMART Board® interactive whiteboard system is the new ultra-short throw SMART U100w projector. The U100w offers a bright, high definition (HD) widescreen image, measured at 3,600 lumens in standard mode and a long-lasting lamp that provides up to 5,000 hours in standard mode and 6,500 hours in economy mode. The lamp life in economy mode represents an improvement of more than 100 percent compared to previous SMART UX80 projector models, reducing classroom downtime and maintenance costs.

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April 9, 2015

Study Says Educators Want Schools to Better Prepare Students for the Workplace

A recent study by Wainhouse Research, sponsored by SMART Technologies Inc., shows the education community wants much more emphasis on skills such as collaboration and problem-solving so students are better prepared for the workplace. The study says while schools are doing a good job on reading,writing and arithmetic, they are falling short when it comes to the type of skills employers want from graduates.

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April 7, 2015

SMART Technologies Named SIIA Education CODiE Award Finalist for Best Cross-Curricular Solution
SMART Technologies (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), an innovator and leading provider of collaboration solutions announces that SMART amp collaborative learning software has been named a finalist for the 2015 SIIA Education CODiE Awards for Best Cross-Curricular Solution.
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March 18, 2015

SMART Technologies Announces Support for Microsoft Skype for Business

SMART Technologies today announced that the SMART Room System for Microsoft® Lync® 2013 will support Microsoft Skype for Business. As a leading provider of collaboration solutions, SMART is well positioned to deliver current and future support for this next generation of the Microsoft Unified Communications (UC) platform.

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March 16, 2015

SMART Introduces Comprehensive New Support Services for Business Customers

SMART Technologies Inc. , a leading provider of collaboration solutions announces a new portfolio of support services for its business customers.  SMART Support Services for business will provide customers with peace of mind while maximizing the performance of their SMART solution and optimizing their return on investment.

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March 2, 2015

Awards Piling Up for SMART kapp
SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), a leading provider of collaboration solutions and a consistent innovator announces that SMART kapp is the Product Category winner of the 2015 Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards Program, which were announced today at Mobile World Congress. Designed to highlight the most innovative products and applications leveraging Bluetooth technology, the Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards are judged by a panel consisting of CNET, other sponsors, and Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) staff.
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Feb. 25, 2015

Another Award for Revolutionary SMART kapp
SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA) announces that its innovative SMART kapp digital capture board has won another prestigious award. At ISE 2015, SMART kapp was named Best of Show by Tech and Learning UK. Judges said "SMART kapp uses a blend of technologies to make it easier to share content with others. It is well designed and transforms presentations on a dry-erase board." ISE is Europe's largest professional AV and systems integration show with more than 1,000 exhibitors.
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Feb. 4, 2015

SMART Teams With Ingram Micro To Distribute SMART kapp

SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), a leading collaboration company and global provider of visual collaboration solutions, today announced that Ingram Micro is now a North American distributor of the SMART kapp digital capture board.
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Jan. 22, 2015

SMART amp Wins Prestigious Award
SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), an innovator and leading provider of collaboration solutions announces that SMART amp collaborative learning software is the winner of a prestigious BETT Award. SMART amp won over eight other finalists in the category of Web-based ICT Tools for Learning and Teaching. In selecting SMART amp as the winner, judges called amp software "the first of its kind." The BETT judges said SMART amp is easy-to-use, adding, "It definitely stimulates interactivity and collaboration while promoting creativity and learning across the curriculum. It's good value for the money."
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Jan.20, 2015

SMART Launches kapp 84" and kapp Premium Services

SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA) now offers SMART kapp® Premium Services, which enables SMART kapp app users to unlock a range of enhanced features to the already revolutionary SMART kapp board. Additionally, SMART is now accepting pre-orders for its kapp 84 digital capture board.
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Jan. 19, 2015

SMART Enhances World's Leading Collaborative Learning Software

SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), a leading provider of collaboration solutions, announces the April 2015 release of SMART Notebook® 2015 collaborative learning software. The latest version of the world's most powerful and widely used collaborative learning software will offer a number of new features, including the lesson activity builder and concept mapping. Additionally, new features and content partners for SMART amp will, together with Notebook unlock the full collaborative potential of students, teachers, interactive displays and mobile devices.
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Jan. 15, 2015

SMART Unveils New Value Line of Flat Panel Interactive Displays for Education

CALGARY, Jan. 15, 2015 /CNW/ - SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), a leading provider of education and collaboration solutions, announces a new value line of interactive flat panels (IFPs) designed specifically for the education market. There are two new models in the SMART Board® 4000 series - the 4065 and 4055 interactive flat panels - joining the existing SMART Board E70. Additionally, SMART is expanding its award-winning 6000 series with the new 6055 model joining the existing 6065.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150114/169290 )

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Jan. 12 2015

SMART Technologies Announces First Large-scale Shipment of SMART kapp, the Dry-erase Board Replacement and UK Availability

CALGARY, Jan.12, 2015 /CNW/ - SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), an innovator and leading provider of collaboration solutions, announces its first large-scale shipment of the revolutionary SMART kappdigital capture board. Westcoast Ltd. has been appointed as SMART's master distributor for SMART kapp in the UK and Ireland, and has committed to order thousands of units to be distributed throughout the UK and Irish markets.

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