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Tuesday, October 31, 2006


Black Box Corporation Announces Acquisition of Nortech Telecommunications, Inc.


Nortech Telecommunications, Inc. (NTI) represents approximately $8 million in annual historical revenues


PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, October 31, 2006 -- Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX - News) today announced the acquisition of Nortech Telecommunications, Inc. (NTI), a privately-held company based out of Chicago, IL. NTI has an active customer base which includes commercial, education and various government agency accounts. Annual historical revenues of NTI are approximately $8 million.


Larry Denison and Norman Kwak, former NTI owners, comment, "We are excited about becoming a part of the Black Box family. By joining forces with Black Box, we will be positioned to not only continue to provide our customers with the highest quality voice and data services, but also the best hotline products and on-site services in the industry." Mr. Denison and Mr. Kwak will report to Rick Gannon, Black Box Regional General Manager.


Commenting on the acquisition, Mr. Gannon stated, "NTI is a premiere provider of voice and data services in the Chicago area. With a high commitment to customer service and strong customer relationships, NTI will provide a solid base in this market to expand our industry-leading voice, data and hotline products and on-site services."


This transaction is being accounted for as a purchase. The purchase price has not been disclosed.


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 170 offices throughout the world. To learn more, visit the Black Box website at www.blackbox.com.


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Investor Contact:
Mike McAndrew
Chief Financial Officer
Black Box Corporation
724-873-6788
E-mail: investors@blackbox.com

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