Monday, March 30, 2009

Black Box Corporation Announces Acquisition of Scottel Voice & Data, Inc.

Scottel Voice & Data, Inc. (Scottel) represents approximately $40 million in annual historical revenues

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, March 30, 2009 -- Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX) today announced the acquisition of Scottel Voice & Data, Inc. (Scottel), a privately-held company headquartered in Culver City, CA. Scottel has an active customer base which includes commercial, education and various government agency accounts. Annual historical revenues of Scottel are approximately $40 million.

Duncan Robertson, former Scottel Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We believe this is a terrific opportunity for both Black Box and Scottel. With the broad array of voice and data products and onsite services that Black Box offers, we will continue to not only maintain but grow our existing customer base.” Mr. Robertson will report to Crosby Smith, Vice President - West Region.

Commenting on the acquisition, Mr. Smith stated, “The acquisition of Scottel is a strong compliment to Black Box’s existing operations. Scottel’s customer base and solutions portfolio makes this a natural addition as we continue to grow our business.”

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

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Black Box Corporation
Gary Doyle
Director – Investor Relations
Phone: 724-873-6788
E-mail: investors@blackbox.com

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