Pitney Bowes Executive Chairman Mike Critelli Launches Wide-Ranging New Blog

"Open Mike" to Feature Contrarian Views on Business, Leadership, Policy

STAMFORD, Conn., July 11, 2007 - Michael Critelli, executive chairman of Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI), has launched a new blog that draws on his decades of experience as a global business executive, community leader, and independent thinker who offers fresh perspectives on major social, political and business issues.

The blog, called Open Mike, can be found at www.mikecritelli.com. Critelli will make frequent posts to the blog and will respond to readers who engage with him on the ideas he presents.

The first post, Why I Blog, is a manifesto of sorts, outlining for readers the key topics that Critelli will address through his writing. His main areas of interest include the future of mailstream communications, health care policy, leadership, corporate governance and ethics, government effectiveness, and environmental issues.

Critelli indicated his blog will often feature unconventional views. With respect to many controversial topics, there are feasible solutions that need broader testing, Critelli said. However, for a variety of reasons, media, political and broad public consensus tends to form around unworkable solutions. I hope to shed more light, and less heat, on these issues, and I look forward to engaging with those who are as passionate as I am about true progress.

Critelli is a widely-honored corporate executive who served as CEO of Pitney Bowes for more than a decade. In addition to his business leadership experience, which includes serving as a director of Eaton Corp. and as chairman of the Mailing Industry CEO Council, Critelli sits as chairman or a board member of the National Urban League, Catalyst, Dossia (an electronic medical records initiative), the Boston University Alzheimers Disease Advisory Board, and the Connecticut Center for Science and Exploration. He previously served on the Connecticut Transportation Advisory Board.

About Pitney Bowes

Pitney Bowes is a mailstream technology company that helps organizations manage the flow of information, mail, documents and packages. Our 35,000 employees deliver technology, service and innovation to more than two million customers worldwide. The company was founded in 1920 and annual revenues now total $5.8 billion. More information is available at www.pb.com.