Monday, December 07, 2009

Black Box Corporation Directors Elect William H. Hernandez To Board

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, December 07, 2009 – Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX) today announced that its Board of Directors has elected William H. Hernandez to the Board. Mr. Hernandez’s term on the Board will expire at the next annual meeting of stockholders. At that time, it is expected that he will stand for election by the stockholders.

Mr. Hernandez recently retired from the position of Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of PPG Industries. He joined PPG in 1990 as Controller and was named Vice President and Controller in 1994. He was elected to the role of Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer in 1995.

“I am absolutely delighted to welcome Bill to our Board of Directors,” said Mr. Thomas G. Greig, Chairman of Black Box Corporation’s Board of Directors. “Bill’s experience as a senior executive in a world-class company will be a great strategic resource for our management team and an important advocate for our stockholders. My fellow directors and I are excited to have Bill join us.”

Mr. Hernandez is a member of the Board effective immediately. He also will serve on the Audit and Governance committees of the Board.

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 more than 175,000 clients in 141 countries with 194 offices throughout the world. To learn more, visit the Black Box Web site at http://www.blackbox.com.

Black Box® and the Double Diamond logo are registered trademarks of BB Technologies, Inc.

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

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