Pitney Bowes Receives Innovation Award from The Governor's Prevention Partnership

Company Honored for Helping to Keep Connecticut Kids Safe, Successful and Drug Free

STAMFORD, Conn., October 19, 2011 - Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI) today received the 2011 Partners in Prevention Innovation Award from The Governor’s Prevention Partnership in Connecticut. The award recognizes more than two decades of work the company has done on behalf of Connecticut youth.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy will present the award to Pitney Bowes at the 21st Annual Governor’s Luncheon in New Haven.

“We are proud to receive this award from Governor Malloy and The Governor’s Prevention Partnership,” said Murray Martin, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Pitney Bowes. “This award underscores our commitment as a global company to support the continued improvement of the communities where we live and work. On behalf of Pitney Bowes, I would like to thank the Governor and the Partnership for this great honor.”

Partners in Prevention award recipients meet the following criteria:

  • Sustained and deep commitment and involvement with fostering youth success
  • Substantial contribution to The Partnership’s mission and work
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Significant commitment to an involvement in prevention efforts in the local or statewide community that address and work to promote mentoring and prevent underage drinking, youth drug abuse, violence and risky behavior
  • Innovation in advancing science-based prevention strategies

From robotics teams in Shelton to Junior Achievement: from world innovation forums to supporting first-generation college-bound students to working to close the academic achievement gap, Pitney Bowes thinks out of the box and extends its reach to ensure our next generation has a healthy future and is ready to take its place in the workforce. For over 20 years, Pitney Bowes employees have welcomed young people to their offices to help with homework and share insights about career opportunities through the LIFE tutoring program. Other employees participate in a power lunch reading program, serve as judges with the CT Invention Convention, are involved in the innovative web based Wi-Mentoring program in Fairfield County and other initiatives.

About the Governor’s Prevention Partnership:

Created in 1989, The Governor’s Prevention Partnership is a not-for-profit partnership between state government and business leaders with a mission to keep Connecticut’s youth safe, successful and drug-free. The Partnership provides leadership and services to help schools, communities, youth organizations, colleges and businesses create and sustain quality programming.

About Pitney Bowes:

Delivering more than 90 years of innovation, Pitney Bowes provides software, hardware and services that integrate physical and digital communications channels. Long known for making its customers more productive, Pitney Bowes is increasingly helping other companies grow their business through advanced customer communications management. Pitney Bowes is a $5.4 billion company and employs 30,000 worldwide. Pitney Bowes: Every connection is a new opportunity™. www.pb.com

About the Pitney Bowes Foundation:

The Pitney Bowes Foundation is a private entity with a mission to support education, literacy and the diverse community interests of Pitney Bowes employees. We commit our resources to closing the achievement gap and preparing the workforce tomorrow. For information about these programs and other Pitney Bowes Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy initiatives, please visit pb.com/community.