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Thursday, October 16, 2008


Black Box Corporation Announces Acquisition of ACS Communications Inc.


ACS Communications Inc. (ACS) represents approximately $50 million in annual historical revenues


PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, October 16, 2008 -- Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX - News) today announced the acquisition of ACS Communications Inc. (ACS), a privately-held company headquartered in Austin, TX. ACS has an active customer base which includes commercial, education and various government agency accounts. Annual historical revenues of ACS are approximately $50 million.


Patrick Welker, former ACS President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are excited about our ability to make an immediate impact on the success of Black Box through our outstanding service delivery capability and broad customer base. Black Box’s demonstrated capabilities in customer service, global footprint and product offerings will make a significant contribution to the continued growth of our business.” Mr. Welker will report to Crosby Smith, Vice President - West Region.


Commenting on the acquisition, Mr. Smith stated, “The acquisition of ACS is great news for the customers and team members of both organizations. We are excited by the potential benefits that this acquisition can bring to enhance the services available to ACS and Black Box clients."


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 190 offices throughout the world. To learn more, visit the Black Box Web site at http://www.blackbox.com.


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

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