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Thursday, September 09, 2010


Black Box Catalog Wins Multichannel Merchant Award


Receives award in the Computer and High-Tech Equipment category for 15th consecutive year.


PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, September 9, 2010 — Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), an industry-leading provider of voice communications, data infrastructure, and product solutions announced today that its 2009 Black Box® Catalog won a Silver award at the 27th annual Multichannel Merchant Awards in Orlando, FL. The ceremony was held during the new 2010 Retail Marketing Conference (formerly the Annual Conference for Catalog and Multichannel Merchants (ACCM)).

This marks the 15th consecutive year that the company has received 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 award-winning network- and physical-security products.

The award is based on a points system based on creative, merchandising, copy, customer service/navigation, and marketing execution.

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

The MCM Awards are hosted by Multichannel Merchant magazine. A complete list of winners is available at: http://multichannelmerchant.com/news/ll-bean-musicians-friend-2010-mcm-awards/.

For a free copy of the soon-to-be published, 35th Anniversary edition of the Black Box Catalog, 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 a leading 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. 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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