Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Black Box Announces Joint Venture In Taiwan

Establishes Direct Procurement Capabilities in Asia

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, October 12, 2005 – Black Box Corporation announced a new joint venture today with Bridging Services Corporation in Taipei, Taiwan. Black Box Corporation will be the controlling shareholder of this joint venture to be called Black Box Network Services Corporation. This venture marks the establishment of direct procurement capabilities in Asia’s information technology hub.

Bridging Services Corporation, with its years of experience in the region, has been instrumental in assisting Black Box Network Services with product purchasing and development initiatives. Mr. Barry Wu, President of Bridging Services Corporation, will assume the role of Country Manager of Black Box Network Services in Taipei. Mr. Wu will report to Francis Wertheimber, Black Box Senior Vice President of Pacific Rim and Far East.

Commenting on this new office, Mr. Wertheimber said, “This operation will create a new flow of quality products to further complement our existing expansive product lines. Enhancing our product capabilities to better service our global customers is the primary mission.”

Mr. Wu added, “We are very proud to become part of a global world-class organization. I am confident that our knowledge and experience in product procurement and development will dramatically expand Black Box’s Data, Voice and Hotline solutions.”

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 152,000 clients in 141 countries with 139 offices throughout the world. To learn more, visit the Black Box website at www.blackbox.com

Black Box and the Double Diamond logo are registered trademarks of BB Technologies, Inc.

Investor Contact:
Black Box Corporation
Mike McAndrew
E-mail: investors@blackbox.com

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