Pitney Bowes Legal Solutions Ranks Among Top Electronic Discovery Service Providers in Socha-Gelbmann Survey

STAMFORD, Conn., July 22, 2008 - The legal solutions division of Pitney Bowes Management Services, Inc. (PBMS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI) has ranked among the top providers of electronic discovery (eDiscovery) services in the 2008 Socha-Gelbmann 6th Annual Electronic Discovery Survey.

In addition to its overall ranking, PBMS was recognized among the top eDiscovery service providers in the following categories:

  • Experience includes factors such as length of time in industry, both overall and by stage of the eDiscovery process; types and numbers of projects handled; type, size and number of organizations purchasing a providers services or software, etc.
  • Capacity an attempt to measure providers based on their capacity to handle electronically stored information (ESI). It focuses on, but is not limited to, processing and storage capacity, overall capacity and usage of that capacity, whether organizations reached capacity ceilings in 2007, among other factors.
  • Corporate Rankings based on feedback from corporations who participated in the survey concerning the vendor they used and who they preferred, both overall and at each stage of the eDiscovery process.
  • Processing rankings in this category are based on what providers do to reduce the volume of ESI using various means (duplicates, sources, filtering, file types, dates, key words and concepts) to name a few.
  • Production tracks the production stage in the EDiscovery Reference Model (EDRM). It covers delivery of ESI to various recipients (law firms, corporate legal departments, service providers, etc.), delivery of ESI for use in other systems (automated litigation support systems, web based repositories, etc.) and delivery of ESI on media such as CD, DVD, tape, hard drives, portable storage devices and paper.

We are proud and honored to be recognized among the top eDiscovery service providers in the business, said Dave Hutchinson, president, PBLS. As an industry leader with hundreds of patented products, industry experts on staff and extensive project management expertise, we have a proven track record of helping our customers better adapt to and thrive in an expanding eDiscovery landscape.

More than 150 services and software providers, law firms and corporations participated in the Socha-Gelbmann survey, which provides the most comprehensive view into the emerging eDiscovery market one that experienced 43 percent growth from 2006 to 2007, and is projected to exceed $4.6 billion by 2010.

Pitney Bowes Legal Solutions is a leading, single-source provider of litigation and document services aimed at increasing efficiency and reducing costs for law firms and corporate counsel clients. PBLS consultants provide technology and workflow expertise to customize an approach on-site or through its network of regional and national processing centers.

Pitney Bowes Management Services provides on-site and off-site outsourced mail, print and document management solutions to the Fortune 1000, AmLaw 200 and Federal Government agencies. Pitney Bowes Inc. is a mailstream technology company that helps organizations manage the flow of information, mail, documents and packages. Our 36,000 employees deliver technology, service and innovation to more than two million customers worldwide. The company was founded in 1920 and annual revenues now total $6.3 billion. More information is available at www.pb.com.