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Monday, October 02, 2006


Black Box Announces Opening of New Office in Malaysia



PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, October 2, 2006 – Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX) announced today the opening of a new office in Malaysia. This signifies another milestone for the Company, marking Black Box's direct entry into one of South East Asia's fastest growing economies. Black Box’s entrance into this market coincides with the Malaysian Government’s ongoing emphasis and commitment to promote high technology and capital-intensive industries. Many Malaysian companies are now investing to expand or upgrade their data and voice network infrastructure systems and Black Box is strategically positioned to capitalize on this opportunity through the marketing of its technical services and solutions.


Mr. Chan Choung On will assume the role of Country Manager of Black Box Network Services in Malaysia reporting to Mr. Francis Wertheimber, Senior Vice President of Pacific Rim and the Far East. The office is located at Dataran Glomac in Kelana Jaya, centrally positioned between Kuala Lumpur, the capital city, and Shah Alam, the newly developed IT zone.


Commenting on the new office opening, Mr. Wertheimber said, "We are excited that the new office will bring us closer to our Malaysian customers and will enable Black Box to offer a truly professional IT infrastructure service that we are famous for the world over. Our technical support capabilities and premium quality products will introduce Malaysian customers to the benefits of investing in Black Box solutions."


Added Mr. Chan, "The Malaysian market offers tremendous growth potential in the Information and Communication Technology segment, and I am thrilled that Black Box will be able to provide a truly efficient and cost effective networking solution to local and global customers."


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 175,000 clients in 141 countries with 169 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:
Mike McAndrew
Chief Financial Officer
Black Box Corporation
724-873-6788
E-mail: investors@blackbox.com

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