Wednesday, May 04, 2005
Black Box Corporation Announces Results
of Special Meeting of Stockholders
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, May 4, 2005 -- Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX) today announced the results of the Special Meeting of Stockholders held earlier in the day at the Company's headquarters. Approximately 81% of the shares of Black Box common stock outstanding as of the record date for the meeting were present in person or by proxy.
The purpose of the Special Meeting was to consider and act upon a proposal to amend the Company's 1992 Stock Option Plan to increase the number of shares authorized under the plan by 300,000 from 8,300,000 to 8,600,000. The Black Box Board of Directors unanimously recommended the increase in order to strengthen the Company's ability to retain and motivate new key employees who join the Company, in particular new employees who have joined the Company in connection with the Company's acquisition of Norstan, Inc. in January 2005. Of the shares represented at the meeting, approximately 84% voted in favor of the proposal.
Mr. Fred C. Young, Chief Executive Officer of Black Box, commented on the results of the voting, "We appreciate the resounding stockholder support for both our long-standing compensation philosophy in general and the recent Norstan acquisition in particular. Our newest Team Members from Norstan are clearly committed and are playing a critical role in the expansion of Black Box Technical Services."
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 122 offices throughout the world. To learn more, visit the Black Box website at www.blackbox.com.
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