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Monday, December 03, 2007


Black Box In The Running To Be Manufacturer Of The Year



PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, December 3, 2007 -- Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ: BBOX) announced today that it has been named a finalist among regional manufacturers nominated for the Manufacturer of the Year awards.


These prestigious awards, presented annually by the Pittsburgh Business Times and the accounting and business advisory firm Alpern Rosenthal, recognizes the "leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship and global vision" of select companies in the 10-county Pittsburgh region. Nominees are judged, in part, on how their products or services are superior to those of their competitors, their plans for long-term growth and their plans for growing a qualified workforce.


"We're truly honored to be nominated as one of Pittsburgh's leading companies," said Lou Gorga, Black Box Director of Operations. "For two centuries now, companies in this region have helped Pittsburgh become an engine of this nation's productivity and prosperity. It has been our pleasure to support many of this city's storied companies and other companies throughout the world with our computer networking and telephony components."


Founded in 1976 and known primarily as a leading worldwide distributor of computer networking and telephony products, Black Box designs and custom builds components that help customers solve their unique connectivity problems. As a manufacturer, the Company assembles custom cables and adapters for data and video communications, as well as switches and hardware for computer networking environments.


Black Box is ISO 9001:2000 certified.


About Black Box

Black Box is the world's largest technical services company dedicated to designing, building and maintaining today’s complicated data and voice infrastructure systems. Black Box services 175,000 clients in 141 countries with 187 offices throughout the world. To learn more, visit the Black Box Web site at www.blackbox.com.


Black Box® and the Double Diamond logo are registered trademarks of BB Technologies, Inc



Investor Contact:
Mike McAndrew
Chief Financial Officer
Black Box Corporation
724-873-6788
E-mail: investors@blackbox.com

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