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Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Black Box named 2012 Supplier of the Year by Day & Zimmermann


Black Box provides voice and infrastructure to Day & Zimmermann on a global basis


PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, April 16, 2013 —Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), a leading communications system integrator, announced today that it has been named Day & Zimmerman 2012 Supplier of the Year. This is the highest honor Day & Zimmermann bestows on its suppliers and it recognized Black Box for delivering outstanding service.

“Black Box is honored to receive this award,” said Rick Gannon, Regional General Manager at Black Box. “Our worldwide team worked together seamlessly in the deployment and support of telephony, conferencing, mobility and wired infrastructure solutions at Day & Zimmerman locations around the globe. This award, and the teamwork required to achieve it, is symbolic of our dedication to 100% customer satisfaction and the highest level of customer service.”

Black Box has been providing voice and infrastructure solutions to Day & Zimmermann in the U.S. and internationally for the past six years. Services include comprehensive communications strategy development, design, implementation, management, global deployment, and continuing 24/7 support of Avaya® convergence and ShoreTel® VoIP systems. Black Box also provides structured cabling services, including interior and exterior copper and fiber for voice, data, and security systems.

To win the award, Black Box had to be nominated by a Day & Zimmermann team member and also had to meet or exceed all Day & Zimmermann supplier metrics.

“Black Box Network Services provides excellent customer service,” said Rich Maurer, Day & Zimmermann Senior Telecommunications Infrastructure Engineer in his nomination of Black Box. “This attention to detail was exemplified over the past year with the successful completion of several projects. Black Box provides a single point of contact with a worldwide presence. Black Box Network Services leadership, strategic vision, and commitment to Day & Zimmermann’s values, make them the best of the best among many distinguished suppliers. Their continuous efforts to optimize their productivity, their proactive approach to problem-solving, and their flexibility in meeting business needs demonstrate their dedication to our organization and our customers.”

Day & Zimmermann is a century-old, family-owned company whose 23,000 employees specialize in construction & engineering, staffing and defense solutions for leading corporations and governments around the world. Operating from more than 150 worldwide locations, Day & Zimmermann is currently ranked as one of the largest private companies in the U.S. by Forbes.

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.

Contact: Black Box Corporation
Gary Doyle
Vice President of Corporate Communications
and Investor Relations
Phone: 724-873-6788
E-mail: investors@blackbox.com

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