Pitney Bowes Announces Winners of the 2013 Brilliant Communication Awards

Clients Honored for Innovative High-Volume Production Print and Mailing Solutions

STAMFORD, Conn., June 05, 2013 - Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI) today announced the winners of its 2013 Brilliant Communication Awards. The awards recognize leading high-volume print and mail organizations that are finding new ways to streamline workflow, help ensure accuracy, and market precisely to get the greatest value from their client communications. The recipients of the awards were recognized at the Company’s annual Global Document Messaging Technologies Client Summit, June 4-6, 2013.

“We are thrilled to be honoring the winners of our 2013 Brilliant Communication Awards,” said Christoph Stehmann, president, Document Messaging Technologies, Pitney Bowes. “These organizations are leading the way in employing innovative strategies and solutions to enhance the value of their communications, build stronger client relationships and grow their businesses.”

The winners of the 2013 Brilliant Communication Awards include:

  • Citi, New York, New York, USA
    Citi, the leading global bank, was awarded a Brilliant Communication Award for applying innovative digital color print technology to help eliminate pre-printed forms, lower postage costs, and enhance their customers’ experience. As part of a White Paper Factory™ environment, Citi is using Pitney Bowes printing systems to produce full-color, 100-percent variable data statements. Citi is able to add personalized offers and other relevant information to their newly designed statements to drive higher levels of customer engagement.
  • Fenske Media, Rapid City, South Dakota, USA
    Fenske Media, a thought leader in direct response communications, was awarded a Brilliant Communication Award for leveraging the outside of the envelope by adding relevant, targeted messages to help build stronger and more effective relationships with their clients and prospects. Fenske Media is using the Print+ Messenger™ Color Inkjet System integrated with the Mailstream Productivity Series inserter system to efficiently produce client communications that deliver greater value and increased results.
  • Incepture Print Solutions, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
    Incepture Print Solutions won a Brilliant Communication Award for integrating their print-and-mail operations to provide more engaging, colorful statements and bills for their clients. Incepture Print Solutions transformed their print-and-mail operations to a White Paper Factory™ environment, which eliminates the need for pre-printed forms and envelopes. All documents and envelopes are created and printed from rolls of plain white paper. The White Paper Factory solutions include two IntelliJet® 20 Printing Systems to consistently print full color, 100-percent variable data and two Mailstream Wrapper™ Productivity Series to transform mail finishing into a highly efficient, continuous workflow by using continuous rolls of paper to produce high-quality envelopes. These automated solutions help provide high-integrity and process control for producing important health insurance communications including statements and bills.
  • TNT Post Italia, Milan, Italy
    TNT Post Italia, a leading mail delivery services provider in Italy and one of the most efficient postal operators in the world, won a Brilliant Communication Award for their mailing sorting solution. TNT Post Italia's Decision System centralizes complex sorting rules, intelligence and protocols into one center in Milan. The Pitney Bowes Vantage™ Mail Sorting System seamlessly integrates into this complex software environment to help provide increased productivity. This new technology has helped TNT Post Italia to improve new processes for the delivery branch offices and new value added services for TNT Post Italia customers.
  • Verizon, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Verizon won a Brilliant Communication Award for leveraging the outside of the envelope by adding targeted messages to drive open and response rates, and increase client engagement. Verizon is using Print+ Messenger™ Color Inkjet Systems to add colorful, relevant messages on the outside of their clients’ statements envelopes. As a result, Verizon’s print and mail operation is helping to decrease costs, improve operational efficiency, better serve their clients, and grow revenue.

For additional information on the Brilliant Communication Awards, please visit www.pbbrilliantawards.com.

About Pitney Bowes

Pitney Bowes provides technology solutions for small, mid-size and large firms that help them connect with customers to build loyalty and grow revenue. Many of the company’s solutions are delivered on open platforms to best organize, analyze and apply both public and proprietary data to two-way customer communications. Pitney Bowes includes direct mail, transactional mail and call center communications in its solution mix along with digital channel messaging for the Web, email and mobile applications. Pitney Bowes has approximately USD$5 billion in annual revenues and 27,000 employees worldwide. Pitney Bowes: Every connection is a new opportunity™. www.pb.com