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May 04, 2004
Stamford, Conn., May 4, 2004 - Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI) today announced that Mr. Murray Martin, President of Pitney Bowes’ Global Mailstream Solutions, will give the introductory address at the United Way International’s (UWI) 2004 World Assembly this week in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Mr. Martin will have the honor of introducing Mr. Jorge Santini, the Mayor of San Juan, this year’s host city.

The United Way International’s 2004 World Assembly will convene on Wednesday, May 5th and adjourn on Friday, May 7th. Mr. Martin, a member of UWI’s Board of Directors, will introduce Mayor Santini in his speech during opening day ceremonies on the morning of May 6th.

The World Assembly is held every two years. It brings together member organizations, corporations, foundations, NGO’s and volunteers from more than 45 countries and territories in an effort to build effective social investment strategies and share best practices. Pitney Bowes has been a major sponsor of UWI’s World Assembly for the past three events.

This year’s World Assembly, considered one of the most important and groundbreaking in UWI’s history, will introduce a new UWI President and CEO; will gather participants as a network of regions instead of individual countries; and will allow attendees to network more effectively and view exhibits that are more relevant to their needs.

In addition to introducing Mayor Santini, Mr. Martin’s speech will highlight the key themes of the 2004 World Assembly and explain how Pitney Bowes has embraced these objectives in its commitment to the global community. Mr. Martin will detail the outstanding leadership qualities of Pitney Bowes employees. He will describe Pitney Bowes’ strategic partnership with the community to improve literacy, develop a diverse workplace, and encourage employee involvement, and he will discuss the company’s overall efforts to build resilient communities.

"I am honored to represent Pitney Bowes at this global gathering of government officials, business leaders, volunteers and others who share a common goal to improve their respective communities and to enhance social investment worldwide. The theme for this conference is indeed a hallmark of Pitney Bowes’ commitment to the global community," said Mr. Martin. "Our employees participate in a myriad of volunteer programs ranging from our highly recognized literacy program, to revitalizing neighborhoods, to organizing clothing, food and blood drives to enriching the lives of underprivileged children and senior citizens. We share same vision as United Way International to better our communities worldwide."

Mr. Martin is Executive Vice-President and Group President of Pitney Bowes’ Global Mailstream Solutions. Mr. Martin, who joined Pitney Bowes in 1987, is a corporate officer and a member of Pitney Bowes’ Executive Leadership Council. Locally, Mr. Martin is a member of the Athletic Council of Ridgefield.

Pitney Bowesis the world’s leading provider of integrated mail and document management systems, services and solutions. The $4.6 billion company helps organizations of all sizes engineer the flow of communication to reduce costs and increase impact, and enhance customer relationships. The company’s 80-plus years of technological leadership has produced many major innovations in the mailing industry and more than 3,500 active patents, with applications in a variety of markets including printing, shipping, encryption, and financial services. With approximately 33,000 employees worldwide, Pitney Bowes serves more than two million businesses through direct and dealer operations.

United Way International (UWI)is a global network of non-profit organizations operating in 45 countries. UWI brings together leaders from the non-profit or charitable sector, the for-profit or business sectors and even government to identify local issues and develop strategies to work together to solve problems in communities worldwide.

Contact: Christopher Tessier, 203-351-7210, christopher.tessier@pb.com