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Thursday, March 18, 2010


Black Box Selects Retired Brigadier General to Lead United States Air Force Business Efforts



PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, March 18, 2010 — Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), an industry-leading provider of voice communications , data infrastructure , and product solutions announced today it has hired Brigadier General Rick Dinkins, USAF, Retired as executive director for Air Force Programs. He will lead the Company’s United States Air Force (USAF) business efforts as part of Black Box Network Services Federal Division.

“We are very excited to have Rick join our leadership team as we continue to build strategic programs around Department of Defense requirements,” commented Jeff Murray, senior vice president and general manager for Black Box Network Services Federal Division. “Rick’s experience and knowledge will enable us to develop, fine tune, and deliver improved communications and infrastructure services and solutions to our USAF, government, and civilian customers worldwide.”

Rick Dinkins entered the air force in 1971 as an enlisted missile crew member and recently retired after 38 years of service. During his career, he commanded three major communications units and served in numerous staff positions at Headquarters Air Force, combatant command and coalition levels in the United States, as well as the European, Pacific, and Southwest Asia theaters of operations. In 2005, he served as the Director, Communications and Information Systems, Multi-National Force-Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq, in direct support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Most recently, he served as the Chief Information Officer and Director of Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems for United States Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

Black Box Network Services Federal Division, listed as NextiraOne Federal in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR), is a leading provider of comprehensive communications and infrastructure solutions for U.S. government agencies around the world. With more than 40 years of experience, the division serves as a prime contractor with IT and Communication contracts within the Department of Defense and civilian agencies supporting government communication needs worldwide.

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 more than 175,000 clients in 141 countries with 194 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. All 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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