Pitney Bowes Opens New International Mailing Services Facility in the UK


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STAMFORD, Conn., January 19, 2009 – Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI), the world’s leading mailstream technology company, today announced the opening of a new international mail services facility in the United Kingdom. The site will offer Pitney Bowes’s comprehensive international mail and package solutions to help customers enhance the effectiveness of their mailings around the globe.

Located at Waterway Business Park, Swallowfield Way, Hayes, the facility has the daily capacity to process 60,000 pounds of mail, marketing material, publications and parcels. The 34,000 square foot center will initially employ approximately 55 people.

“Our new facility in the United Kingdom will offer opportunities for mailers to increase the effectiveness of their mailings while reducing postage costs,” said John Ward, president, Mail Services, Pitney Bowes. “In addition, the close proximity of our Hayes site to London Heathrow Airport will enable Pitney Bowes to help expedite customers’ mailings around the world.”

The new facility in Hayes will offer Pitney Bowes’s comprehensive international mail and package solutions including the company’s Postal Direct service. The service enables organizations to communicate with current and potential customers, subscribers, members or donors in a manner that is visually and culturally familiar. Pitney Bowes works directly with local postal authorities so mail will look and feel as if it were produced in the country of destination. This includes ensuring that the size, addressing, sorting and preparation of mail pieces comply with the destination country’s postal standards and regulations. Postal Direct can also provide a local return address for mailers who don’t have one and a response handler to route transactions or replies as designated.

With expertise in 215 countries, Pitney Bowes is a leading international mail consolidator in the U.S. and U.K. that can help customers enhance the effectiveness of mailings around the globe. Customers can select from a choice of cross-border carriers for the distribution of mail, marketing material, publications and small packages based on service and price. In addition, Pitney Bowes helps customers track visibility to the movement of international packages, manages the customs process and pays service providers on behalf of customers. Pitney Bowes’s international network of resources is supported by the most advanced mailstream technology and processes anywhere.

About Pitney Bowes:
Pitney Bowes is a mailstream technology company that helps organizations manage the flow of information, mail, documents and packages. Our 36,000 employees deliver technology, service and innovation to more than two million customers worldwide. The company was founded in 1920 and annual revenues now total $6.4 billion. More information is available at www.pb.com.

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