This excerpt taken from the PBI DEF 14A filed Mar 26, 2009.
The board of directors recommends that stockholders vote FOR the ratification of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the companys independent accountants for 2009.
The Committee 1) has reviewed and discussed with management the section included below in this proxy statement entitled Compensation Discussion and Analysis (the CD&A) and 2) based on the review and discussions referred to in item 1) above, the Committee has recommended to the board of directors that the CD&A be included in the companys Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008 and this proxy statement.
By the Executive Compensation Committee of the board of directors,
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