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SMART Names TELUS as an Authorized Dealer in Canada

Experienced sales staff to provide customers with Freestormâ„¢ visual collaboration solutions

CALGARY, Alberta --- May 15, 2012 --- SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), a leading provider of collaboration solutions, announces that TELUS has been appointed an authorized SMART dealer. TELUS is a leading telecommunications company in Canada and provides a wide range of communications products for wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, digital media and collaboration solutions. The company has a team dedicated to providing business customers across Canada with comprehensive meeting room solutions including a full range of audiovisual and conferencing products and services. As a SMART value-added dealer, TELUS can now provide business customers with the full range of Freestorm visual collaboration solutions, a set of comprehensive business products that combines industry-leading interactive displays, intuitive software and remote collaboration tools.

Freestorm solutions will complement TELUS’s existing collaboration portfolio and can be used in conjunction with other industry-leading manufacturers such as Polycom and Cisco, offering business customers a variety of comprehensive collaboration solutions. TELUS is currently incorporating SMART products in their corporate offices throughout Canada and in each of their six TELUS Innovation Centres located in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. These advanced technology Innovation Centers are designed to demonstrate how TELUS’s collaboration solutions can transform businesses. TELUS representatives have received training on Freestorm solutions to ensure customers get the most out of their SMART products. For more information on authorized SMART dealers, visit smarttech.com/wheretobuy.

“We are pleased to be working with SMART to provide customers in Canada with comprehensive collaboration solutions for their workspaces,” says Tony Krueck, Vice President, Business Products & Services, TELUS. “Freestorm solutions allow us to make use of industry-leading interactive displays and are an ideal complement to our existing products, enabling us to offer customers the best possible options to meet their business needs.”

“SMART’s large-format interactive displays and SMART Meeting Pro software are ideal for businesses as they combine interactivity with familiar meeting rooms tools, transforming virtually any space into a collaborative environment,” says Patric Nagel, Vice President, Americas, SMART Technologies. “TELUS is an ideal addition to our dealer network as they are a leading provider of videoconferencing and network services in Canada with an established professional sales force and a comprehensive collaboration portfolio.”

About TELUS

TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with CDN$10.4 billion of annual revenue and 12.7 million customer connections including 7.3 million wireless subscribers, 3.6 million wireline network access lines and 1.3 million Internet subscribers and more than 500,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video. For more information about TELUS, please visit http://telus.com.  

About SMART
SMART Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of collaboration solutions that change the way the world works and learns. As the global leader in interactive whiteboards, our focus is on developing a variety of easy-to-use, integrated solutions that free people from their desks and computer screens, making collaboration and learning with digital resources more natural. Our products have transformed teaching and learning in more than 1.9 million classrooms worldwide, reaching over 40 million students and their teachers. In business, our Freestorm visual collaboration solutions improve the way that people work and collaborate, enabling them to be more productive and reduce costs.

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