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Monday, October 10, 2011


Black Box Named One of InformationWeek’s 500 Most Innovative Users of Business Technology


Recognized as a leader in deployment of cutting-edge technologies


PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, October 10, 2011 — Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), a leading communications system integrator dedicated to designing, sourcing, implementing, and maintaining today’s complex communications solutions, today announced it has once again been named one of InformationWeek’s 500 most innovative users of business technology.

The annual list, in its 23rd year, highlights IT innovation by identifying and recognizing business technology teams that have made a notable difference in how their companies do business. In selecting the top innovators in business technology, the InformationWeek editors consider qualitative and quantitative factors such as business technology strategies, budgets, deployment, and staffing. The InformationWeek 500 is open to North American companies with revenues of $250 million or more. Announced on September 13, 2011, the entire list and analytical data can be found on the InfoWeek Web site and in the September 19, 2011 issue.

According to InformationWeek, this year’s 500 companies are focusing their IT efforts on efficiency, innovation, and productivity. Black Box’s inclusion on the list further emphasizes the company’s place at the forefront of innovative technology and its commitment to providing the most advanced technical services to its customers worldwide.

Commenting on the InformationWeek inclusion, Black Box CIO Kim Clougherty said, “It's an honor to be associated with such innovative companies. This is a great tribute to the efforts and accomplishments of our entire IT team to improve IT practices to benefit both the Company and our customers.”

About Black Box

Black Box is a leading communications system integrator dedicated to designing, sourcing, implementing, and maintaining today’s complex communications solutions. Black Box services more than 175,000 clients in 141 countries with 198 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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