Mr. Lautenbach stated, “It is an honor to lead Pitney Bowes, a company with a long and proud history. I view this as a time of great opportunity to build an even stronger future for the company with its valuable portfolio of innovative products and solutions, strong customer relationships and a team of deeply talented and devoted employees around the world. I look forward to working with the Board of Directors, executive team, and all Pitney Bowes employees to enhance the company’s market position and accelerate our transformation for future growth and success for the benefit of all stakeholders.”
The company 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 diluted share from continuing operations to be in the range of $1.95 to $2.15;
• GAAP earnings per diluted share from continuing operations to be in the range of $1.78 to $2.08; and
• Free cash flow to be in the range of $750 million to $850 million.
About Marc B. Lautenbach
In his role as Managing Partner of IBM North America Global Business Services, Mr. Lautenbach (51) was responsible for the consulting and systems integration business, overseeing professionals globally.
Previously, as General Manager, IBM North America, Mr. Lautenbach led the IBM sales and distribution operations in the U.S., Canada and Latin America. Prior to that, Mr. Lautenbach was General Manager, IBM Global Small and Medium Business, with responsibility for all of IBM’s efforts in support of small and medium businesses worldwide, including strategy, offering and channel development, and marketing and sales. In addition, Mr. Lautenbach was appointed to IBM’s Worldwide Management Committee in 2001, and then to the Performance Team and the Integration and Values Team in 2006.
Mr. Lautenbach graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude from Denison University and also earned an M.B.A. from The Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.
About Michael I. Roth
Mr. Roth has served on the Pitney Bowes Board of Directors since 1995 and as Lead Independent Director since February 2012. Mr. Roth is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc., a global marketing communications and marketing services company. Mr. Roth is also a director of Ryman Hospitality Corporation and The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.