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Pitney Bowes Names Marc Lautenbach President, CEO - Quick Facts

Pitney Bowes Inc. (PBI: Quote) announced its Board has appointed Marc Lautenbach as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Lautenbach succeeds Murray Martin, who is retiring as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer and has resigned from board. Martin will continue to work with Lautenbach on an effective transition.

The company also reiterated the guidance it provided on November 1, 2012, and anticipates 2012 guidance for: revenue, excluding the impacts of currency, to remain in a range of flat to a decline of 4 percent when compared to 2011; adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations to be in the range of $1.95 to $2.15; and GAAP earnings per share from continuing operations to be in the range of $1.78 to $2.08.

Lautenbach has also been appointed to the company's Board, effective immediately. Lautenbach joins the company from IBM. Most recently, Lautenbach served as Managing Partner of IBM North America Global Business Services. Lautenbach has served in various senior management positions of increasing responsibility, including General Manager, IBM North America; General Manager, IBM Global Small and Medium Business; and Vice President, IBM Asia-Pacific Small and Medium Business. The Pitney Bowes Board also announced Michael Roth, currently Lead Independent Director, has been appointed Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, effective immediately.

by RTT Staff Writer

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