Ulrich Gygi wins the Industry Leadership Award at the 2008 World Mail Awards

Budapest, Hungary, May 20, 2008 – Dr. Ulrich Gygi, CEO of Swiss Post, was honored with the Industry Leadership Award at the 2008 World Mail Awards in Budapest. The award, which is sponsored by Pitney Bowes (NYSE:PBI), was presented to Dr. Gygi by Patrick Keddy, President Pitney Bowes International.

CEO of Pitney Bowes, Murray Martin said: “We’ve been involved in the World Mail Awards since its inception and are very pleased to sponsor the Industry Leadership Award. This award recognizes individuals who have contributed to the success of our industry and helped shape the future of global postal systems.”

The Judging Panel said it recognized Dr. Gygi for his leadership and steady transformation of Swiss Post into a more efficient and cost-effective entity.

 “In addition to domestic operational and financial success, Dr. Gygi has also demonstrated creativity and initiative by forming strategic partnerships in international markets,” said David Treworgy, the non-voting chair of the judging panel.

The winner was selected through an independent Judging Panel consisting of seven distinguished individuals in the postal and mail industry:

Jean-Paul Bailly, CEO of La Poste and 2007 award winner
Helge Israelsen, CEO of Post Danmark and a previous award winner
Graeme John, Managing Director of Australia Post and a previous award winner
John E Potter, Postmaster General and CEO if the United States Postal Service, and a previous award winner
William Tan, former CEO of Singapore Post
Elmar Toime, former CEO of New Zealand Post and a previous award winner
Dr. Klaus Zumwinkel, former Chairman of Deutsche Post World Net and a previous award winner

Pitney Bowes will also make a charitable donation or provide funding for an educational initiative of Dr. Gygi’s designation.

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