updated 3/7/2011 8:16:08 AM ET 2011-03-07T13:16:08

INDIANAPOLIS, March 7, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brightpoint, Inc. (Nasdaq:CELL), the global leader in providing supply chain solution services to the wireless industry, today announced that it has once again been ranked among the top 5 in the "Wholesalers: Electronics" category on the FORTUNE "World's Most Admired Companies" list. The full list and related stories appear in the March 14 issue of FORTUNE, available on newsstands on March 8 and accessible now at http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/mostadmired/2011/full_list/ .

"Brightpoint is proud to be on FORTUNE's list of Most Admired Companies for the fourth time in the last five years," stated Robert J. Laikin, Brightpoint Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. "Being acknowledged in this way validates our business model of focusing on our customers and suppliers, which ultimately produces solid financial results and increased long-term shareholder value."

The FORTUNE World's Most Admired list is the definitive report card on corporate reputations. FORTUNE and their partners at Hay Group survey approximately 15,000 top executives and directors from eligible companies, along with financial analysts, to identify the companies that enjoy the strongest reputations within their industries and across industries.

About FORTUNE

FORTUNE is a global leader in business journalism with a worldwide circulation of more than 1 million and a readership of nearly 5 million, with major franchises including the FORTUNE 500 and the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For. FORTUNE Live Media extends the brand's mission into live settings, hosting a wide range of annual conferences, including the FORTUNE Global Forum. FORTUNE magazine's online home is CNNMoney.com, the most visited and utilized business destination website.

About Brightpoint, Inc.

Brightpoint, Inc. (Nasdaq:CELL) is a global leader in providing end-to-end supply chain solutions to leading stakeholders in the wireless industry. In 2010, Brightpoint handled approximately 99 million wireless devices globally. Brightpoint's innovative services include distribution channel management, procurement, inventory management, repair services and reverse logistics, software loading, kitting and customized packaging, fulfillment, product customization, eBusiness solutions, and other outsourced services that integrate seamlessly with its customers. Brightpoint's effective and efficient platform allows its customers to benefit from quickly deployed, flexible, and cost effective solutions. The Company has approximately 4,000 employees in more than 25 countries. In 2010, Brightpoint generated revenue of $3.6 billion. Brightpoint provides distribution and customized services to over 25,000 B2B customers worldwide. Additional information about Brightpoint can be found on its website at www.brightpoint.com , or by calling its toll-free Information and Investor Relations line at 877-IIR-CELL (877-447-2355).

Certain information in this press release may contain forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future performance of Brightpoint. These statements are only predictions and actual events or results may differ materially. Please refer to the documents Brightpoint files, from time to time, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Brightpoint's most recent Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and Exhibit 99.1, thereto. These documents contain and identify important risk factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in or implied by these forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements that speak only as of the date these statements were made. Brightpoint undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this press release.
 

CONTACT: Brightpoint, Inc.
         Tom Ward
         Investor Relations
         317-707-2745
         
         Brightpoint, Inc.
         Carolyn Manco
         Media Relations
         317-707-2276

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