Thursday, June 02, 2005

BLACK BOX Catalog Wins Catalog of the Year for Second Consecutive Year!

Also wins Computer Equipment and Software category for unprecedented tenth year in a row

Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX) announced today that its 2004–2005 BLACK BOX® Catalog was named Catalog of the Year in the Twentieth Annual Catalog Awards competition. The awards, hosted by Multichannel Merchant, formerly Catalog Age magazine, were held in Orlando, FL. In addition to Catalog of the Year, the BLACK BOX Catalog won a Gold award earlier in the same ceremony for the highest excellence in the Computer and Software category.

The awards, conferred as “tributes to catalog excellence,” mark the second consecutive year that Black Box has earned the top honors as Catalog of the Year. This year is also the tenth year in a row that Black Box has been recognized as the best in the Computer Equipment and Software category.

The catalog was one of 85 finalists selected from a field of more than 200 entries in 28 categories. The awards are based on a point system given by a panel of judges. The Catalog of the Year award recognizes the one catalog with the most points overall. The judging criteria encompasses areas such as merchandising, creativity, services, customer services, and catalog effectiveness.

“I am delighted for our catalog team and the Black Box team at large,“ said Julia Leigh, Black Box’s Manager of Publication Services. “These awards are a great honor, particularly winning Catalog of the Year for two consecutive years. It is quite rewarding to have our Company’s efforts and commitment to excellence recognized by our peers and Multichannel Merchant’s panel of experts.“

The BLACK BOX Catalog’s comprehensive offering has helped the Company earn its reputation as the largest provider of data, voice, and hotline services and products in the world. To receive your FREE copy of any Black Box publication, including the award-winning 2004–2005 BLACK BOX Catalog, call 877-877-2269 or log on to www.blackbox.com.

Black Box also offers comprehensive technical support, including 24/7/365 FREE hotline Tech Support, and 24/7/365 on-site support for 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 152,000 clients in 141 countries with 122 offices throughout the world.

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

Investor Contact:
Black Box Corporation
Mike McAndrew
Fax: 724-873-6799
E-mail: investors@blackbox.com

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