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Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Black Box Earns Spot on 2012 InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators


Its data center relocation key in illustrating innovative strategies.


PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, September 19, 2012 — Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), a leading communications system integrator dedicated to designing, sourcing, implementing and maintaining today’s complex communications solutions, announced today that it once again made the InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation's most innovative users of business technology.

Black Box CIO Kim Clougherty says, "A list like the InformationWeek 500 shows how important innovation is to companies, not just for their customers, but also for their internal business practices. Innovation in technology provides great benefits for our own Team Members, and it's an honor that our efforts are being recognized."

The project that highlighted Black Box's innovative technology use was the consolidation and relocation of the company's data center. Through virtualization and centralization of this vital operation, Black Box clearly demonstrates its commitment to doing technology well to maximize its business value.

"The InformationWeek 500 has recognized the most innovative users of business technology for 24 years, and this year's innovations were particularly impressive," said InformationWeek Editor in Chief Rob Preston. "What the editors looked for are unconventional approaches—new technologies, new models, new ways of grabbing business opportunities and solving complex business problems with IT."

InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of American's best-known companies. The Information 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.

Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/.

About Black Box
Black Box is a leading communications system integrator dedicated to designing, sourcing, implementing and maintaining today’s complex communications solutions. Black Box services more than 175,000 clients in approximately 150 countries with approximately 200 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.

About InformationWeek Business Technology Network (www.informationweek.com/iw500/)
The InformationWeek Business Technology Network provides IT executives with unique analysis and tools that parallel their work flow—from defining and framing objectives through to the evaluation and recommendation of solutions. Anchored by InformationWeek, the multimedia powerhouse that looks across the enterprise, the network scales across the most critical technology categories with online properties such as DarkReading.com (security) NetworkComputing.com (networking and communications) and BYTE (consumer technology). The network also provides focused content for key IT targets, such as CIOs, developers and SMBs, via InformationWeek Global CIO, Dr. Dobb's and InformationWeek SMB, as well as vital vertical industries with InformationWeek Financial Services, Government and Healthcare sites. Content is at the nucleus of our information distribution strategy—IT professionals turn to our experts and communities to stay informed, get advice, and research technologies to make strategic business decisions.

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

Contact:Information Week
Winnie Ng Schuchman
Vice President, Marketing
Phone: 631-406-6507
E-mail: wng@techweb.co

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