Pitney Bowes Government Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pitney Bowes Inc., today announced its participation at the Excellence in Government (EIG) 2006 conference, to be held July 10-11 in Washington, D.C., as a Capstone sponsor for its disaster recovery and business continuity sessions. Pitney Bowes will display its leading-edge mail screening and biohazard containment services designed to help government agencies and other organizations protect their employees, facilities and operations from potential threats in the mailstream.

We are proud to sponsor EIG because the conference attracts both industry experts and leading public-sector executives and encourages an open dialog focused on improving the operations of federal agencies, said Jon Love, president, Pitney Bowes Government Solutions. Federal agencies are being asked to deliver higher quality services to their constituents under growing budget and performance mandates. They also face increased pressure to develop and implement plans for the Continuity of Operations (COOP). Pitney Bowes Government Solutions helps agencies meet these and other mission-critical objectives by providing reliable and efficient mail, document management and logistics services.

The Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Capstone includes two sessions, Emergency Preparedness and Response in the Post-Katrina Era and Preparing for Pandemic Flu: Working Together to Confront the Potential Crisis. The emergency preparedness session will feature U.S. Department of Homeland Security Under Secretary for Preparedness George Foresman and focus on changes in the federal structure of emergency preparedness and response since the gulf coast hurricanes of last year and what critical gaps are being addressed. The pandemic discussion will address the threat of avian flu and how government officials at all levels are working together to confront this threat.

The Excellence in Government conference got its start in 1995 when reformers in the Clinton Administration decided that a forum was needed for exchange of ideas about improving the operations of federal agencies. At the time, Vice President Al Gore was leading the National Performance Review, a management reform initiative that sought to emphasize customer service and to empower employees in the field to bring about improvements in program delivery.

Pitney Bowes provides the worlds most comprehensive suite of mailstream solutions to help companies manage their flow of mail, documents and packages to improve communication. Pitney Bowes, with $5.5 billion in annual revenue, takes an all-inclusive view of its customers operations, helping organizations of all sizes enjoy the competitive advantage that comes from an optimized mailstream. The companys 86 years of technological leadership have produced many major mailstream innovations, and it is consistently on the Intellectual Property Owners Associations list of top U.S. patent holders. With approximately 34,000 employees worldwide, Pitney Bowes serves more than 2 million businesses through direct and dealer operations. More information about the company can be found at www.pb.com .