Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Black Box Catalog Wins Multichannel Merchant Gold Award

Receives top honors in Computer and High-Tech Equipment category for the 14th consecutive year.

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, June 10, 2009 – Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), an industry-leading provider of voice communications, data infrastructure, and product solutions, announced today that its 2008 Black Box® Catalog won a Gold award at the 26th Annual Conference for Catalog and Multichannel Merchants (ACCM) held in New Orleans, LA.

This marks the 14th consecutive year that the company has won top honors in the Computer and High-Tech Equipment category. The 620-page catalog, nicknamed the Big Book, showcases the company’s vast line of 118,000+ communications, networking, and infrastructure products, including cabling, cabinets and racks, digital signage and multimedia, KVM switches, network optimization, and power monitoring.

The Gold award, conferred as a “tribute to excellence,” is based on a points system given by a panel of experts through a series of three judging sessions. Evaluations are based on creative, merchandising, copy, customer service/navigation, and marketing execution.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by our peers,” said Julie Lyda, General Manager for Black Box. “Our goal is to present our products and services in an informative and educational way and to make it easy for customers to find exactly what they need.”

The ACCM is hosted by Multichannel Merchant magazine and by the Direct Marketing Association. It is the world’s largest conference for catalog, Internet, and multichannel marketing professionals. A complete list of winners is available at: http://www.the-dma.org/cgi/disppressrelease?article=1314.

For a free copy of the Black Box Catalog or any other Black Box publication, call 877-877-2269 or go to http://www.blackbox.com/go/bigbook. Black Box also offers comprehensive technical support, including a free, live, 24/7 Tech Support hotline for its products, and 24/7 on-site support for voice and data network maintenance and emergencies.

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 www.blackbox.com.

Black Box® and the Double Diamond logo are registered trademarks of BB Technologies, Inc. Any third-party trademarks appearing in this press release are acknowledged to be the property of their respective owners.

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

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