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Pitney Bowes System Enhances Business to Employee Communications

Press release from the issuing company

STAMFORD, Conn., May 8, 2001 - Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI) has added B2E Inline Addressing to its line of incoming mail sorting systems to help businesses save time and money by automating the labor intensive process of personalization and hand sorting of business to employee (B2E) communications. Related to this development, is the addition of single sheet feeding and handling functionality to the M3 Mixed Mail Manager. This enables automated sorting of single sheet communications such as organizational announcements. The company will exhibit its newly enhanced solutions at MailCom 2001, May 9-11, at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey. "Given the growing volume of employee communications, we have added strategic "B2E" support capabilities to our systems. With B2E Inline Addressing the M3 Mixed Mail Manager and Olympus can significantly reduce the time and labor expense associated with addressing and distributing employee communications," said Charlene Malone, Vice President and General Manager of Pitney Bowes Incoming Messaging Solutions. "Built-in job tracking lets mail operations department provide detailed distribution reports on each job for accurate charge back and accounting. These additional capabilities greatly increase the value our automated sorter solutions provide customers." Using information from the sorting systems' integrated database, the M3 Mixed Mail Manager and Olympus apply the employee name and address using in-line printing, and then automatically sort the pieces for delivery. This one-step process permits personalization of communications, eliminates the cost and hassle of applying labels, accelerates distribution via automated sorting, and consolidates work in the mail center. Pitney Bowes Incoming Messaging Solutions product suite includes the M3 Mixed Mail Manager, Olympus and Voice Sort. These solutions enable businesses of all sizes to reduce the time it takes to process incoming mail, sort mail with greater accuracy, create an accurate source of recipient information and automatically track and report mail operations information.