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Friday, May 12, 2006


Black Box Catalogs Win Multichannel Merchant Awards


Recognized with Top Honors for Eleventh Consecutive Year


PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, May 12, 2006 – Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX) announced today that two of its catalogs won top awards at the 21st annual Multichannel Merchant Awards.


The Cable Catalog® 2005 edition won the gold award—the top honor—for highest excellence in the Computers, High-Tech Equipment and Software Print-Channel category. The 184-page catalog markets the company's extensive line of copper, fiber optic and data/video/voice structured cabling products.


In addition to the esteemed gold award, the Company’s 712-page UK catalog, Black Box Network Services 2005-2006, won the silver award in the International Print-Channel category.


Hosted by Multichannel Merchant, formerly Catalog Age magazine, the awards ceremony was held in Chicago, IL. The awards, conferred as "tributes of excellence," mark the eleventh consecutive year that Black Box has been recognized with top honors in its category. Additionally, this year marks the seventh year that Black Box has won an award for its international catalogs.


"Our goal is for our catalogs to be easy for customers to navigate and to present our products and services in an informative and interesting way," explains Julie Lyda, Director of Marketing and Sales for Black Box. "We’re honored that the judges found value in both the creative approach and the execution of our catalogs."


The awards are based on a point system given by a panel of judges. The judging criteria encompasses areas such as merchandising, creativity, customer service and catalog effectiveness. Winners will be featured in Multichannel Merchant magazine’s annual awards issue in September 2006.


To receive your free copy of any Black Box publication, including the winning catalogs and the 2006 BLACK BOX® Catalog—or for information on Black Box’s 118,000+ products, or data and voice network services—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 data and voice network 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 175,000 clients in 141 countries with 168 offices throughout the world. To learn more, visit the Black Box website at www.blackbox.com


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



Investor Contact:
Mike McAndrew
Chief Financial Officer
Black Box Corporation
724-873-6788
E-mail: investors@blackbox.com

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