Boston Celtics and Pitney Bowes Announce the Launch of the Commemorative Boston Celtics Postage Collection
BOSTON, April 02, 2007 - The Boston Celtics and Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI) announced today the launch of a commemorative Boston Celtics Postage Collection. The new postage will feature a Celtics logo designed sheet, as well as sheets for individual players. The Boston Celtics Postage Collection can be purchased exclusively on www.celtics.com.
“The Boston Celtics are excited to team up with Pitney Bowes for this unique postage collection,” Rich Gotham, Chief Operations Officer of the Celtics said. “The Boston Celtics postage collection is another exclusive Celtics commemorative that we can offer to our fans. We are hopeful that the collection will not only be a useful product, but also a collector’s item.”
This premium postage collection will be available for purchase on April 2, 2007. Individual players who will be featured on the postage include team captain Paul Pierce, forwards Al Jefferson and Ryan Gomes and guards Delonte West and Gerald Green.
Each featured design in the Boston Celtics Postage Collection will be offered in sheets of 20. In addition, a framed collection of the entire limited edition collection will be available for purchase.
“Pitney Bowes is delighted to be collaborating with the Boston Celtics on its custom postage program,” Ian Siveyer said, Vice President of Global Internet and Postal Solutions for Pitney Bowes. “The collection will provide the Celtics and its fans with an opportunity to personalize their communications in the mailstream.”
About Pitney Bowes
Pitney Bowes provides the world’s most comprehensive suite of mailstream software, hardware, services and solutions to help companies manage their flow of mail, documents and packages to improve communication. Pitney Bowes, with $5.7 billion in annual revenue, takes an all-inclusive view of its customers’ operations, helping organizations of all sizes enjoy the competitive advantage that comes from an optimized mailstream. The company’s 87 years of technological leadership have produced many major mailstream innovations, and it is consistently on the Intellectual Property Owners Association’s list of top U.S. patent holders. With approximately 35,000 employees worldwide, Pitney Bowes serves more than 2 million businesses through direct and dealer operations. More information about the company can be found at www.pb.com.
About the Boston Celtics
A charter member of the Basketball Association of America (which evolved into i.e. National Basketball Association) since 1946, the Boston Celtics have won a record 16 NBA Championships, including eight (8) in a row from 1959-1966, and have won NBA titles in three (3) different eras. In addition, 31 former Celtics players, management or staff have been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. During the 2004-05 NBA season, the Celtics won their first Atlantic Division title in 12 seasons. For more information on the Celtics, log on to www.celtics.com.