SMART Technologies Appoints Westcon Middle East as Regional Distributor for Education and Business Solutions

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  • (1888PressRelease) June 20, 2012 - Dubai, UAE - SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA), a leading provider of collaboration solutions, announces that Westcon Middle East (WestconME Group) has been appointed an authorized SMART distributor for the Middle East region and will offer both education and business solutions across 11 different countries.

    Headquartered in Dubai with a regional presence, WestconME Group is a leading Value Add Distributor (VAD) of convergence, critical infrastructure, mobility and security products and solutions. An ideal addition to the SMART distributor network in the Middle East, WestconME Group offers superior collaborative solutions and services for education and business customers. The company has a dedicated, fully trained and certified sales team for the distribution and installation of SMART products.

    "Having established ourselves as a principal specialty distributor, SMART Technologies was a natural fit for our extensive network as there is a growing demand in the Middle East for ICT deployment in the education sector, and we are proud to be associated with a global leader," says Mr. Steve Lockie, Managing Director, WestconME Group. "SMART is a well-established and respected brand with great products for both education and business customers, and we look forward to including SMART solutions in our portfolio of customer offerings."

    "As a leading education and business solutions provider, we are pleased to welcome Westcon as a SMART distributor for the region. Our mandate is to work with well-positioned distributors who have the full capabilities to facilitate our expanding reach and capitalize on market demand," says Aaron Fright, Country Manager, Middle East, SMART Technologies. "Westcon Middle East has strong logistical capabilities, comprehensive value added services, and a long-standing market reputation for delivering growth and customer satisfaction."

    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 two 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.

    About WestconME Group
    Westcon Middle East is a leading Value Add Distributor (VAD) of convergence, critical infrastructure, mobility and security products and solutions covering the Middle East and North Africa. We offer a portfolio of best in-class products, services and solutions from highly reputed vendor partners that interoperate with and complement each other. Our highly qualified staff deliver outstanding support and unmatched relationships to our vendors and channel partners, including technical expertise, network design, sales consultancy, logistics and integrated marketing, apart from holding a large inventory of products for immediate deliveries. For more information, visit

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    For more information, please contact
    Nada Haddad
    Marketing Manager, Middle East and Africa
    SMART Technologies
    Phone: +971 50 9001045
    MEinfo ( @ ) smarttech dot com

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