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Monday, June 02, 2008


Black Box Wins B-to-B Multichannel Merchant Of The Year Award!


Also wins Gold and Silver Awards in Computer and High-Tech Equipment Category


PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, June 2, 2008 – Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), announced today that it won the Business-to-Business (B-to-B) Multichannel Merchant of the Year Award at the 25th Annual Conference for Catalog and Multichannel Merchants (ACCM) held in Orlando, FL. This marks the first time Black Box has won the Multichannel Merchant award. It’s the top honor for multichannel marketers and recognizes superior cross-channel marketing of a print catalog and Web site, and the synergy between the two.


The company also won a gold award for its 2007 BLACK BOX® Catalog and a silver award for its Web site in the Computer and High Tech Equipment category. The gold award marks the thirteenth year in a row that a Black Box catalog has been recognized as best in its category. The silver award marks the first time the company has won an award for its Web site.


To be considered for the Multichannel Merchant of the Year award, a company must be a finalist in both the print catalog and Web channel categories. This year there were a total of 120 finalists from a field of 180 entrants. The awards are based on a point system given by a panel of experts through a series of three judging sessions. Evaluations are based on creative, merchandising, copy, customer service/navigation, and marketing execution. The winners will be featured in Multichannel Merchant magazine's annual awards issue in September 2008.


"This is a great tribute to our marketing team and to Black Box," said Black Box Media Services Manager Julia Leigh. "It's an honor to be recognized by our peers for our cross-channel creative and marketing efforts."


The ACCM is co-produced by the Direct Marketing Association and Multichannel Merchant magazine. It is the world's largest conference for catalog, Internet, and multichannel marketing professionals. A complete list of winners is available at: http://multichannelmerchant.com/news/mcmaward-winners-0522/.


For a free copy of the BLACK BOX® Catalog or any other Black Box publication, call 877-877-2269 or go to blackbox.com. Black Box also offers comprehensive technical support, including a 24/7 FREE Tech Support hotline and 24/7 on-site support for voice and data network maintenance and emergencies.


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 188 offices throughout the world. To learn more, visit the Black Box Web site at http://www.blackbox.com.


Black Box® and the Double Diamond logo are registered trademarks of BB Technologies, Inc. Any third-party trademarks appearing in this press release are acknowledged to be the property of their respective owners



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

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