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Tuesday, March 03, 2009


Black Box Named Siemens Enterprise Communications Partner Of The Year



PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, March 3, 2009 – Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), an industry-leading provider of voice communications, data infrastructure, and product solutions announced today that it has received the 2007/2008 Partner of the Year award from Siemens Enterprise Communications.

Black Box is a member of the Siemens Enterprise Partner Program, which includes resellers throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. As a channel partner, Black Box provides its clients with competitive enterprise communications solutions, services, and support for integrated voice, data, and security systems.

In addition to being named Partner of the Year, Black Box has been named the 2008 winner of the Siemens ‘Go For It!’ Incentive program in North America. ‘Go For It!’ is a global program that rewards top growth partners with a five-star event.

Black Box has also been awarded the Siemens Sales Pinnacle—Enterprise Market Award. The award is for outstanding sales and achievement in selling the Siemens OpenScape® and HiPath® 4000, real-time IP communications server to mid-size and large enterprises. Black Box has won this award the past two years. In 2007, Black Box sold more HiPath 4000 units than any other partner in North America and achieved the highest total revenue of any partner.

“The continued success of resellers, such as Black Box, demonstrates the momentum and influence that Siemens is experiencing delivering unified communications solutions to the enterprise market,” said Michael Garland, Senior Vice President of Channel Management and Development, Siemens Communications, Inc. “Black Box Network Services achieved significant growth as a result of their strong commitment to customer satisfaction and by helping customers in their efforts to achieve their business objectives using the Siemens portfolio of solutions.”

“We are honored to be recognized for our dedication to providing our clients with a comprehensive portfolio of Siemens integrated communications solutions,” said Terry Blakemore, Black Box President and CEO. “Our continued partnership with Siemens enables us to offer wired and wireless solutions that are tailored for each client and capable of interoperating in mixed-vendor environments.”

In addition to Black Box’s robust offering of real-time IP communications solutions, the Company also offers an extensive portfolio of other communications solutions, including contact center solutions, traditional telephony, unified communications, messaging, mobility, network security, and maintenance.

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 191 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.


About Siemens Enterprise Communications

The SEN Group is a premier provider of enterprise communications solutions. More than 14,000 employees in 80 countries carry on the tradition of voice and data excellence started more than 160 years ago with Werner von Siemens and the invention of the pointer telegraph. Today the company leads the market with its "Open Communications" approach that enables teams working within any IT infrastructure to improve productivity through a unified collaboration experience. SEN Group is a joint venture between the private equity firm, The Gores Group, and Siemens AG and incorporates Siemens Enterprise Communications, Enterasys Networks, SER Solutions, Cycos and iSEC. In fiscal 2008, The SEN Group generated revenues of approximately 3.21 billion Euros.

Siemens, OpenScape and HiPath are registered trademarks of Siemens AG or its subsidiaries and affiliates. All other company, brand, products, and services names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.


Contact:

Black Box Corporation
Gary Doyle
Director – Investor Relations
Phone: 724-873-6788
E-mail: investors@blackbox.com

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