This excerpt taken from the PBI 8-K filed Nov 13, 2007.
Anne Busquet Elected a Director of Pitney Bowes;
STAMFORD, Conn., November 12, 2007 Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI) announced today that Anne Busquet has been elected a director of the corporation, effective November 9, 2007.
Busquet is the former chief executive officer of IAC Local & Media Services, a division of IAC/InterActiveCorp, an internet conglomerate with far-reaching media and online properties. Prior to joining IAC/InterActiveCorp, Busquet was a principal of AMB Advisors, LLC, an independent consulting firm she founded in 2001 that conducted broad strategic studies for businesses entering new markets and advised medium to large businesses on strategic alignment. She also spent more than two decades at American Express in a variety of executive roles.
We are very pleased to have Anne Busquet join Pitney Bowes as a director, said Executive Chairman Michael Critelli. She is a thoughtful strategist, an experienced executive, and a leader in understanding the impact of emerging media on marketing and business strategy. We look forward to tapping these areas of expertise at Pitney Bowes.
Busquet was elected to the class of Pitney Bowes directors whose terms expire at the 2009 annual meeting.
In addition, The Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on the companys common stock of 33 cents per share, payable December 12, 2007, to stockholders of record on November 23, 2007; a quarterly cash dividend of 53 cents per share on the companys $2.12 convertible preference stock, payable January 1, 2008, to stockholders of record December 15, 2007, and a quarterly cash dividend of 50 cents per share on the companys 4 percent convertible cumulative preferred stock, payable February 1, 2008, to stockholders of record January 16, 2008.