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Black Box Partner Program Awarded CRN 5-Star Rating for 2015

Annual Award Recognizes the Industry's Best IT Channel Partner Programs

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA – April 2, 2015 Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), a leading technology solutions provider, today announced it has been awarded a 5-Star rating in The Channel Company’s CRN® 2015 Partner Program Guide. This annual directory is the definitive listing of technology vendors that service solution providers or provide products through IT channels. The 5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.

The Black Box Channel Program starts with differentiated Black Box products, reseller profitability, a dedicated reseller support team, and free technical support experts. Program highlights include aggressive reseller discounts, deal registration programs, SKU database feeds and downloads, unmatched product warranties, fast delivery, exclusive promotions, custom builds, and event and trade show support.

To determine the 2015 5-Star recipients, The Channel Company’s research team assessed each vendor’s application based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication.

“Solution providers have a lot of choices when it comes to selecting vendor partners. Identifying the right vendor, with the right technologies and the right approach can make all the difference,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “Our annual Partner Program Guide and 5-Star rating recognizes the very best channel programs available in the market today to help solution providers determine which vendor delivers the best partner elements for their individual business goals.”

“We’re honored to receive the 5-Star rating from CRN for three consecutive years,” said Steve Runkel, Vice President of Sales, Technology Products Solutions at Black Box. “We care about our channel partners, and CRN’s Partner Program rating system highlights our commitment to provide our channel partners with the support, resources, tools, and award-winning networking technologies they need to grow their business and remain profitable.”

The 2015 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April issue of CRN, and online at

About Black Box:

Black Box is a leading technology solutions provider dedicated to helping customers build, manage, optimize, and secure their IT infrastructure. Black Box delivers high-value products and services through its global presence and more than 4,000 team members. To learn more, visit the Black Box Web site at

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