Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation Stockholders Re-Elect Board of Directors

Sept. 17, 2007

SPRINGFIELD , Mass., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (Nasdaq: SWHC), parent company of Smith & Wesson Corp., the legendary 155-year old company in the global business of safety, security, protection and sport, today announced that its stockholders have elected the full slate of directors proposed by the Company's Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors consists of: -- Barry Monheit, Chairman of the Board -- Robert L. Scott, Vice Chair -- Michael F. Golden, President and Chief Executive Officer, Director -- Jeffrey D. Buchanan, Director -- John B. Furman, Director -- Colton R. Melby, Director -- Mitchell A. Saltz, Director -- Rear Admiral David M. Stone (Retired), Director -- Marie Wadecki, Director

Barry M. Monheit, Chairman of the Board, said, "I am honored to continue serving as Chairman for Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation, which has delivered record levels of growth, profit, diversification and stockholder value. I look forward to working with our accomplished board and our exceptional management team to continue to deliver profitable growth and increased value for our stockholders."

About Smith & Wesson

Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation, a global leader in safety, security, protection and sport, is parent company to Smith & Wesson Corp., one of the world's largest manufacturers of quality firearms and firearm safety/security products and parent company to Thompson/Center Arms Company, Inc., a premier designer and manufacturer of premium hunting rifles, black powder rifles, interchangeable firearms systems and accessories under the Thompson/Center brand. Smith & Wesson licenses shooter eye and ear protection, knives, apparel, and other accessory lines. Smith & Wesson is based in Springfield , Massachusetts with manufacturing facilities in Springfield , Houlton, Maine, and Rochester, New Hampshire. The Smith & Wesson Academy is America's longest running firearms training facility for law enforcement, military and security professionals. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to For more information on Thompson/Center Arms, log on to

Safe Harbor Statement

Certain statements contained in this press release may be deemed to be forward-looking statements under federal securities laws, and the Company intends that such forward-looking statements be subject to the safe-harbor created thereby. Such forward-looking statements include statements regarding the Company's anticipated profitable growth and ability to increase stockholder value. The Company cautions that these statements are qualified by important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include the demand for the Company's products; the Company's growth opportunities; and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's reports filed with the SEC, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K Report for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2007 .

Contacts: John Kelly, Chief Financial Officer Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. (413) 747-3305 Liz Sharp, VP Investor Relations Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. (413) 747-3305 [email protected]

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