INDIANAPOLIS, July 14, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brightpoint, Inc. (Nasdaq:CELL) announced today that the Board of Directors has appointed James W.P. Reid-Anderson as a Class II Director.

Mr. Reid-Anderson currently also serves as Director of Stericycle, Inc. (Nasdaq:SRCL). Previously, he held executive and advisory positions for Siemens AG following its acquisition of Dade Behring Holdings, Inc., where Mr. Reid-Anderson was Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer.

"We welcome Jim to the Board. His experience in high technology businesses will enable him to quickly contribute to Brightpoint's innovative and expanding wireless industry supply chain solutions," stated Jerre L. Stead, Lead Independent Director.

"Brightpoint's dynamic, services-centric approach to the increasingly complex challenges of the global wireless industry has positioned the Company as a supply chain solutions leader," said Mr. Reid-Anderson. "I look forward to working with both the Board and management as Brightpoint executes its growth strategy."

About James Reid-Anderson

James Reid-Anderson joined Dade Behring Holdings, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of in vitro diagnostics products and services to clinical laboratories, in August 1996. In 2007, Dade Behring was sold to Siemens AG, a worldwide manufacturer and supplier of electronics and electrical engineering in the industrial, energy and healthcare sectors. From December 2008 to March 2010 Reid-Anderson served as a healthcare advisor to the managing board of Siemens AG. From May to November 2008 he was a member of Siemens AG's managing board and chief executive officer of Siemens Healthcare Sector, and from November 2007 to April 2008 he was the chief executive officer of Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics. Prior to joining Dade Behring, he held various financial and operations positions of increasing responsibility for Wilson Sporting Goods, PepsiCo, Inc., Grand Metropolitan PLC and Mobil Oil Corporation, with roles based in Europe, Asia and North America. Mr. Reid-Anderson is a fellow of the UK Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and received an Honors Degree in Commerce from the University of Birmingham, UK.

About Brightpoint, Inc.

Brightpoint, Inc. (Nasdaq:CELL) is a global leader in the distribution of wireless devices and in providing customized logistic services to the wireless industry. In 2009, Brightpoint handled approximately 84 million wireless devices globally. Brightpoint's innovative services include distribution, channel development, fulfillment, product customization, e-Business 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 2,700 employees in more than 25 countries. In 2009, Brightpoint generated revenue of $3.2 billion. Brightpoint provides distribution and customized services to more than 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).

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