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Manatron Embeds Group 1's Address Correction and Mail Presort Software into its Industry-Leading Property Tax Systems

Address Hygiene Software Expected to Improve Collections

Lanham, MD — Group 1 Software, a Pitney Bowes Company (NYSE: PBI), today announced an agreement whereby Manatron, Inc. will incorporate Group 1's Universal Coder address verification and Mailstream Plus postal sortation software as key components of its property tax and assessment systems. Group 1 Software offers a unique Customer Communications Management (CCM) solution that simplifies the gathering and manipulation of data, streamlines document creation and distribution, and ensures information is accessible and secure.

Manatron, Inc. designs, develops, markets and supports a family of web-based and client/server application software products for county, city and township governments across North America. Manatron will embed Group 1's Universal Coder, an address hygiene product that is one of the pillars of Group 1's CCM solution, into its property tax system to ensure deliverability of tax notices to property owners. Manatron will also incorporate Group 1's industry leading PAVE-certified MailStream Plus into its property tax system to ensure that local and state governments achieve the highest possible postal discounts for their bulk mailings.

“A center piece of our Government Revenue Management (GRM) strategy is to enable local governments to establish a single, authoritative Property Records database to apply the property tax burden to their citizens, fairly and accurately,” commented Early Stephens, Manatron's Chief Technology and Marketing Officer. “Universal Coder will ensure that our customers have the most up-to-date, verified addresses available. This will reduce missed billings and lost bills, resulting in increased operational efficiencies and improvement in tax collection levels and timeliness.

By incorporating address hygiene and postal sortation into the GRM product suite, we're able to provide immediate ROI to our customers through the postal savings they'll achieve,” concluded Stephens. “We're very pleased that Manatron has selected Group 1's technology to embed in its property product suite,” said Alan Slater, Executive Vice-President of Group 1 Software. “Their products and services are best-of-class and we're excited about the opportunity to enhance their offerings still further with advanced data quality and postal sortation solutions.

About Group 1 Software
Group 1 Software, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pitney Bowes, develops software that enables over 3,000 organizations worldwide to maximize the value of customer data and improve the effectiveness of customer communications. Group 1 provides industry-leading technologies that allow businesses to cleanse and enrich their corporate data, generate personalized customer communications and integrate and deliver data across the enterprise. These technologies are essential components of enterprise applications including customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise resource planning (ERP) and business intelligence systems. Group 1 solutions are utilized by leading organizations in the financial services, banking, GIS/mapping, retail, telecommunications, utilities, insurance and other industries, including such recognized names as Entergy, GEICO, L.L. Bean, MapQuest, QVC, Siemens, Wal-Mart and Wells Fargo.

About Manatron, Inc.
Manatron, Inc. designs, develops, markets and supports a family of web-based and client/server application software products for county, city and township governments. Manatron's products support the back-office processes for these government agencies and facilitate the broader business processes via eGovernment and Internet features, such as Internet payments and mortgage lender integration, targeted at the needs of taxpayers and industry professionals. Manatron also provides mass appraisal services, which includes the assessment of residential, commercial and other types of properties to ensure updated and equitable property valuations. Manatron is headquartered in Portage, Michigan and has offices in California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia. Manatron currently serves approximately 1,200 customers in 24 states and three Canadian provinces. Information about Manatron, Inc. is available at the Company's site on the World Wide Web at

About Pitney Bowes Inc.
Pitney Bowes is the world's leading provider of integrated mail and document management systems, services and solutions. The $5.0 billion company helps organizations of all sizes to efficiently and effectively manage their mission-critical mail and document flow in physical, digital and hybrid formats. Its solutions range from addressing software and metering systems to print stream management, electronic bill presentment and presort mail services. The company's 80-plus years of technological leadership have produced many major innovations in the mailing industry, and it is consistently on the Intellectual Property Owner's list of top U.S. patent holders. With approximately 35,000 employees worldwide, Pitney Bowes serves more than 2 million businesses through direct and dealer operations. More information about the company can be found at

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Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Contact: Colette Cote
Phone: 203.351.6132

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