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Pitney Bowes Partners with Printel to Provide Document Factory Solutions

Press release from the issuing company

STAMFORD, Conn., May 30 -- Pitney Bowes Inc. has entered into a new international partnership with Italian owned Printel, the world's third largest hybrid mail producer, to provide advanced integrated mail and document management solutions for Printel's global customer base. Through the partnership, Printel will utilize Pitney Bowes as the sole technology provider for automated document factory (ADF) solutions and work together with Pitney Bowes to grow and expand the business worldwide. This becomes the single largest contract for Pitney Bowes Document Messaging Technologies, at more than $15 million, to equip Printel's facilities and worldwide subsidiaries with workflow, inserting and sorting systems, installation and support services. "Pitney Bowes offered Printel the perfect fit as both a partner and system provider because they offer superior technology with the ability to integrate with our current systems," said Dr. Vittorio Farina, president and CEO, Printel. "Pitney Bowes has a reputation for providing mailing and inserting systems that deliver maximum productivity and high-integrity, which are two factors that are very important to our clients. Additionally, the new Pitney Bowes inserting systems will be instrumental in helping Printel achieve its goal of producing over 2 billion mail pieces per year by 2003." Pitney Bowes Document Messaging Technologies will supply Printel with Advanced Productivity System (APS-18 Series), the FX10F Series Flats and Olympus II MT Mail Sorters. Printel will also implement several Pitney Bowes software solutions to further enhance mail operations. This will include Document Messaging Technologies' DFWorks software portfolio of integrated solutions for value-added management of the document factory and docSense's StreamWeaver 6.0, a print stream engineering tool that improves efficiency and productivity in the advanced hard-copy printing and digital distribution environments. "Printel is a significant and leading force in the industry," stated Brian Baxendale, president, Pitney Bowes Document Messaging Technologies.  "Its decision to go with Pitney Bowes recognizes the major investment Pitney Bowes has made in developing world class software, inserting, and sorting technologies which will add to Printel's competitive advantage worldwide."