My site has successfully used the software from http://www.WorksRight.com for address verification. Such software is also available from GROUP1 software. See http://www.G1.com STAMFORD, Conn. and Lanham, MD April 13, 2004 — Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI) today signed a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Group 1 Software, Inc. (Nasdaq:GSOF) for $23 per share, which net of cash on Group 1's balance sheet, will cost the company approximately $321 million. Group 1 Software is an industry leader in software that enhances mailing efficiency, data quality and customer communications. Group 1 will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pitney Bowes within its Global Enterprise Solutions segment, continuing to operate under its current management. Subject to approval by Group 1's stockholders and completion of other conditions, the transaction is expected to close in the third calendar quarter of 2004. Upon completion, Pitney Bowes expects the acquisition to be neutral to accretive to earnings, excluding integration costs, and cash earnings positive in its first twelve months.