Monday, June 20, 2011

Black Box Catalog Wins Multichannel Merchant Silver Award

Honored in the Computer and High-Tech Equipment category for 16th consecutive year.

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, June 20, 2011 — Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), a leading communications system integrator dedicated to designing, sourcing, implementing and maintaining today’s complete communications solutions, announced today that its 35th Anniversary edition Black Box® Catalog won a Silver award at the 28th annual Multichannel Merchant Awards in New York, NY.

This marks the 16th consecutive year that the company has been honored in the Computer and High-Tech Equipment category. The 712-page catalog, nicknamed the Big Book, showcases the company’s extensive line of communications, networking, and infrastructure products, including cabling, cabinets and racks, digital signage and multimedia, KVM switches, remote monitoring, and award-winning network and physical security products.

The award is based on a points system given by a panel of experts through a series of 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 for our creative and marketing efforts,” said Julie Lyda, Regional Vice President for Black Box. “Our goal is to market our products and services in an informative way and to make it easy for customers to find exactly what they need in the Big Book.”

The MCM Awards are hosted by Multichannel Merchant magazine. A list of winners is available at: http://multichannelmerchant.com/

For a free e-copy of the 35th Anniversary edition of the Black Box Catalog or any other Black Box publication, go to http://www.blackbox.com/go/EC. Black Box also offers comprehensive technical support, including a free, live, 24/7 Tech Support hotline for its networking products, and complete voice and data communications systems and services.

About Black Box

Black Box is a leading communications system integrator dedicated to designing, sourcing, implementing and maintaining today’s complete communications solutions. Black Box services more than 175,000 clients in 141 countries with 196 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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