Board of directors has appointed Tom Ridge to serve as a Class III director

September 1, 2009

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INDIANAPOLIS -- Brightpoint, Inc. (Nasdaq:CELL) announced today that the board of directors has appointed the Honorable Tom Ridge to serve as a Class III director. Mr. Ridge is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Ridge Global, an international strategic consulting firm, headquartered in Washington, DC. Ridge was the first Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and was twice elected Governor of Pennsylvania. Ridge was one of the first Vietnam combat veterans elected to Congress, where he served from 1982 to 1994.

"Tom Ridge brings a significant amount of additional depth and experience to the Board and I am delighted that he is joining us," said Robert J. Laikin, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. "His expertise in risk management and global trade security are particularly valuable to Brightpoint and our vendors and customers."

"Secretary Ridge's experience as an innovative leader will serve Brightpoint well as it continues its growth in the dynamic wireless communications industry," stated Jerre L. Stead, Lead Independent Director.

Brightpoint Inc.

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