Abby F. Kohnstamm Joins Pitney Bowes as Chief Marketing Officer

  Abby F. Kohnstamm Joins Pitney Bowes as Chief Marketing Officer

Business Wire

STAMFORD, Conn. -- May 3, 2013

Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI) today announced that Abby F. Kohnstamm is joining
the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer reporting
to President and Chief Executive Officer Marc B. Lautenbach effective June 17,
2013. She has also been elected an Officer of the company.

Abby F. Kohnstamm Joins Pitney Bowes as Chief Marketing Officer (Photo:
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Kohnstamm is a globally recognized marketing leader who served as Chief
Marketing Officer of IBM Corporation for over 12 years. In that capacity, she
had overall responsibility for all aspects of marketing across IBM on a global
basis. Some of Kohnstamm’s major accomplishments at IBM included developing
IBM’s first professional marketing function and key marketing processes, as
well as repositioning and relaunching the IBM brand from a weakened position
to one of today’s top global brands. In addition, Kohnstamm had a pivotal role
in re-engineering IBM’s go-to-market approach and was instrumental in the
evolution of the company’s SMB strategy. Before joining IBM, she held a number
of senior marketing positions at American Express from 1979 through 1993.
Kohnstamm is currently president and founder of Abby F. Kohnstamm &
Associates, Inc., a marketing consulting firm which she founded in 2006.

Kohnstamm serves on the Board of Directors of Tiffany & Co., World Fuel
Services Corporation and the Roundabout Theatre Company. She is also a Trustee
Emerita on the Board of Trustees of Tufts University.

Pitney Bowes President and Chief Executive officer Marc Lautenbach sees
Kohnstamm’s appointment as instrumental to the team he is assembling to unlock
greater value for the company, “I am delighted that Abby is joining our team.
She has a brilliant mind and has been the marketing leader for two of the most
valuable brands in the world – IBM and American Express. Her expertise in
technology and financial services as well as her record as an inspiring global
team leader make her a strong asset to the company. Abby’s marketing
credentials are unparalleled, but more than that, I have known her as a
trusted advisor. I know she will make many contributions to Pitney Bowes.”

A graduate of Tufts University, Kohnstamm also holds an MA in Education from
New York University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of
Business.

About Pitney Bowes

Pitney Bowes provides technology solutions for small, mid-size and large firms
that help them connect with customers to build loyalty and grow revenue. Many
of the company’s solutions are delivered on open platforms to best organize,
analyze and apply both public and proprietary data to two-way customer
communications. Pitney Bowes includes direct mail, transactional mail and call
center communications in its solution mix along with digital channel messaging
for the Web, email and mobile applications. Pitney Bowes has approximately
USD$5 billion in annual revenues and 27,000 employees worldwide. Pitney Bowes:
Every connection is a new opportunity™. www.pb.com.

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Contact:

Pitney Bowes
Carol Wallace, 203-351-6974
Carol.wallace@pb.com
 
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