CALGARY, Alberta, July 14, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SMART Technologies announces the appointment of Michael J. Mueller and Robert C. Hagerty to its board of directors. Both appointments coincide with the company's initial public offering.  Mr. Mueller retired from the audit firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in 2007 as the Global Leader of PwC's Private Company Services/Middle Market Practice.  From his appointment as Partner in 1979 until 2007, Mr. Mueller served PwC in various capacities, including Managing Partner, National Managing Partner, and as a member of PwC's Global Markets Council, Global Advisory Leadership Team and Global Audit Leadership Team.  He currently serves on the board of directors of Hydro One Inc., an electricity transmission and distribution company in Ontario, Canada.  Mr. Mueller is a chartered accountant and a chartered business valuator.  Mr. Hagerty served Polycom Inc. in various executive capacities from 1997 to 2010, including Chairman, Director, CEO and President, and he has served as an advisor since May 2010.  Prior to joining Polycom, Mr. Hagerty served as President of Stylus Assets, and has held several key executive management positions with Logitech, Inc., Conner Peripherals, Signal Corporation and Digital Equipment Corporation.  Mr. Hagerty served on the board of Palm, Inc. in various capacities from 2005 to 2010, including Lead Independent Director, Chairman of the Governance and Nominating Committee, and Audit Committee member.

Additional members of SMART's board of directors include David Martin, Executive Chairman of SMART Technologies; Nancy Knowlton, President and CEO of SMART Technologies; Arvind Sodhani, Executive Vice President of Intel Corporation and President of Intel Capital; and Salim Nathoo, Partner and Global Co-Head of Apax Partners' Technology and Telecom team.

About SMART

SMART Technologies, the global leader in interactive whiteboards, develops easy-to-use integrated products and services that improve the way the world works and learns.  For more than 20 years, innovation and commitment to excellence have been at the core of our business.  We help educators achieve better results with technology products that support student-centered learning.  We help businesses become more productive with easy-to-use collaboration solutions that enable better results.  Our success is driven by our deep commitment to and engagement with both the education and business communities.

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