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Pitney Bowes Introduces First Release of Next Generation Web-Connected Mailing Systems for Small Businesses

<p class='bwalignc'> <b>pbWebConnect™ enhances traditional metering by delivering substantial USPS® discounts with suite of online applications</b> </p>

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Pitney Bowes Introduces First Release of Next Generation Web-Connected Mailing Systems for Small Businesses08:00 EDT Tuesday, July 10, 2012 STAMFORD, Conn. (Business Wire) -- Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI) today unveiled the mailstation2™ with pbWebConnect™, the world's first mailing and shipping system for the small office that combines the efficiency and speed of the postage meter with the convenience of online applications. The all-in-one solution includes access to special USPS® discounts, delivering everyday cost savings, choice and flexibility easily to small businesses. pbWebConnect enables customers to easily save money through the ability to access special USPS discounts not typically available through standard metering systems. Customers benefit from up to 15 percent savings on Priority Mail®, 25 percent savings or more on Express Mail®, and free Delivery Confirmation™ with Priority Mail. The mailstation2 with pbWebConnect gives the customer the ability to manage mail and packages the way that works best for them, via the postage meter or online. Online features like printing stamps on demand, applying the correct postage directly onto envelopes, free address correction, and printing USPS shipping labels can speed up the process of getting mail, documents and packages out the door, creating additional efficiencies. “This innovation demonstrates once again how Pitney Bowes is leading the evolution of mailing and shipping solutions,” said Jeffery Crouse, vice president and general manager, small and medium business, Pitney Bowes. “We are proud to be the first to introduce a fully web-connected solution to the small business market. We've taken the proven value of the postage meter and integrated it seamlessly with online postage, creating a digital mailroom that provides businesses with direct savings in their mailing and shipping.” Because the mailstation2 is now network enabled, the meter will be updated automatically whenever postal rates change. Other conveniences, such as automatic postage refills and web-based tools, including address verification, and the ability to track packages shipped via all major carriers, help to increase efficiency and reduce hassles. Also, the ability to print QR Codes on envelopes helps promote business and drive web traffic. Customers will continue to benefit from many new cost-saving features that will save time and gas on trips to the Post Office® and reduce waste by printing exact postage on demand. pbWebConnect will also provide a gateway for access to a range of additional applications, including the full pbSmart™ suite of digital products, and new Pitney Bowes solutions that help small businesses grow through multi-channel customer communications. Pitney Bowes Small Office solutions are designed to help businesses create, produce, deliver and measure their own customer communications in more customized and personalized, yet affordable ways. Pitney Bowes small business products and services can be accessed from any computer with an internet connection. For more information about pbWebConnect and other small business solutions, visit www.pbwebconnect.com and www.pb.com/small-business. About Pitney Bowes Delivering more than 90 years of innovation, Pitney Bowes provides software, hardware and services that integrate physical and digital communications channels. Long known for making its customers more productive, Pitney Bowes is increasingly helping other companies grow their business through advanced customer communications management. Pitney Bowes is a $5.3 billion company and employs more than 29,000 worldwide. Pitney Bowes: Every connection is a new opportunity™. www.pb.com Pitney Bowes Inc.Barbara HannanManager, External Communications203-351-7467 office203-828-7656 mobilebarbara.hannan@pb.com