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Monday, June 27, 2011


Black Box Named to Everything Channel’s VAR500 List


Ranked 27th for Top Technology Integrators in North America


PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, June 27, 2011 — Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), a leading communications system integrator dedicated to designing, sourcing, implementing, and maintaining today’s complete communications solutions, announced today that it has been recognized by Everything Channel as a part of CRN’s 2011 VAR500 list, which ranks the top technology integrators in North America. Featuring the highest producing technology integrators and solution provider organizations in the IT channel, the VAR500 rankings consider earnings from hardware sales, software sales and managed IT services. Black Box, with revenues of more than a $1 billion, placed 27th, in the 17th annual ranking, up from 69th last year. This marks Black Box’s highest VAR500 ranking to date.

“It is very gratifying to once again be listed in the VAR 500 and to have moved up tremendously in the rankings,” said Terry Blakemore, President and Chief Executive Officer of Black Box. “Because we have partnerships with the world's leading technology communications and infrastructure companies, we are focused on designing best-of-breed, interoperable solutions for our clients as they migrate to next-generation communications environments. Our emphasis on client value and satisfaction is one of the keys to our success.”

“The VAR500 represents the top performing solution providers in the IT community,” said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel. “Vendors of all sizes rely heavily on the VAR500 list to find those solution providers best suited to sell their products. VAR500 honorees are considered trusted business advisors, integration experts and invaluable partners. Even more importantly, they solve customers’ biggest IT business problems through product integration, training, consulting and services.”

The 2011 VAR500 list was announced at the VAR500 Executive Conference and Awards, an elite, two-day conference designed for high-level executives to meet with VAR500 companies to discuss business models, technology offerings and partnerships. Held June 13-14 at the Sawgrass Marriott in Jacksonville, Florida, the conference focused on channel marketing strategies and direction, offering actionable content to the top solution provider organizations in North America.

The VAR500 list is available on-line at CRN.com.

About Black Box
Black Box is a leading communications system integrator dedicated to designing, sourcing, implementing and maintaining today’s complete communications solutions. Black Box services more than 175,000 clients in 141 countries with 196 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 Everything Channel
Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. Everything Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about Everything Channel, visit us www.everythingchannel.com.

About United Business Media Limited (www.unitedbusinessmedia.com)
UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM’s businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities—from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists—with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Its 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.


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

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