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Friday, July 10, 2009


Black Box recognized by CRN magazine—2009 VAR 500


For the eighth year in a row, Black Box named a Top 100 IT solution provider.


PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, July 10, 2009 - Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), an industry-leading provider of voice communications, data infrastructure, and product solutions, announced today that it was named to VARBusiness magazine’s (now CRN magazine) 2009 VAR 500. For the eighth year in a row, Black Box appears on the list in the Top 100 IT solution providers.

The VAR 500 is the definitive list of the largest IT solution providers, system integrators, IT consultants, and services companies with headquarters in North America, as measured by worldwide gross revenue. Black Box Network Services came in at number 88 with more than $1 billion in revenue.

“Our continued presence in the VAR 500 is very gratifying,” said Terry Blakemore, President and Chief Executive Officer of Black Box. “We are focused on executing our business model, which includes leveraging our single-source offering of voice communications, data infrastructure, and networking solutions. Our emphasis on increased client value and satisfaction is one of the keys to our success.”

Black Box offers the latest in voice communications, data infrastructure, and product solutions. Among the voice communications solutions are VoIP, unified communications, and traditional telephony. Its start-to-finish data infrastructure services for new installations and system upgrades include structured cabling, data centers, and wired and wireless networks. The company also offers more than 118,000 products, including cabling, digital signage and multimedia, and networking solutions.

CRN (formerlyVARBusiness) is a publication for integrating technology solutions. In the last 20 years, the term VAR, for Value-Added Reseller, has evolved to cover systems integrators, Web integrators, independent software vendors (ISVs), Internet Service Providers (ISPs), and other types of providers, as well as traditional hardware vendors.

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 192 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. Any third-party trademarks appearing in this press release are acknowledged to be the property of their respective owners.

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

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