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Thursday, September 09, 2004


Black Box Corporation Announces Election of New Directors



Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX) announced today that, at its Annual Meeting of Stockholders held on August 10, 2004, Richard L. Crouch and Edward A. Nicholson, Ph.D. were elected to serve their first terms as directors of the company.

Mr. Crouch had been a General Partner with the firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 1979 until his retirement in July 2004. While at PwC, Mr. Crouch served as an Audit Partner assigned to principally public companies. He also served in various capacities for his previous firm, including service as a regional accounting, auditing and SEC services consultant.

Dr. Nicholson has served as President of Robert Morris University since 1989. He has also served more than 25 businesses and government agencies as a consultant in the areas of long-range planning, organization design and labor relations. He has published numerous articles and co-authored three books on these topics. In addition to serving on the Black Box Board, he is a director of publicly held Shopsmith Inc. He is also a director of several regional economic, charitable and cultural organizations.

“We are very pleased to have Mr. Crouch and Dr. Nicholson join the Black Box Team. They are proven business leaders who will complement our existing Board of Directors and provide valuable leadership in the areas of long-range planning, corporate governance and fiscal oversight,” commented Fred C. Young, Chief Executive Officer of Black Box.

In addition to the election of Mr. Crouch and Dr. Nicholson, other directors re-elected to the Board include William F. Andrews, Chairman of Corrections Corporation of America and Katy Industries, Inc. and a principal of Kohlberg & Co., a private investment company, Thomas W. Golonski, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of National City Bank of Pennsylvania and Executive Vice President of National City Corporation, Thomas G. Greig, Managing Director of Liberty Capital Partners, a private equity partnership, and Mr. Fred C. Young.

Black Box is the world’s largest technical services company dedicated to designing, building, and maintaining today’s complicated network infrastructure systems. Black Box services clients of all sizes in 141 countries throughout the world.

Investor Contact:
Black Box Corporation
Mike McAndrew
724-873-6788
Fax: 724-873-6799
E-mail: investors@blackbox.com

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