This excerpt taken from the PBI 10-K filed Mar 1, 2007.
11. Stockholders Equity
At December 31, 2006, 480,000,000 shares of common stock, 600,000 shares of cumulative preferred stock, and 5,000,000 shares of preference stock were authorized, and 220,613,322 shares of common stock (net of 102,724,590 shares of treasury stock), 135 shares of 4% Convertible Cumulative Preferred Stock (4% preferred stock) and 39,607 shares of $2.12 Convertible Preference Stock ($2.12 preference stock) were issued and outstanding. In the future, the Board of Directors can issue the balance of unreserved and unissued preferred stock (599,865 shares) and preference stock (4,960,393 shares). This will determine the dividend rate, terms of redemption, terms of conversion (if any) and other pertinent features. At December 31, 2006, unreserved and unissued common stock (exclusive of treasury stock) amounted to 117,947,091 shares.
The 4% preferred stock outstanding, entitled to cumulative dividends at the rate of $2 per year, can be redeemed at our option, in whole or in part at any time, at the price of $50 per share, plus dividends accrued to the redemption date. Each share of the 4% preferred stock can be converted into 24.24 shares of common stock, subject to adjustment in certain events.
The $2.12 preference stock is entitled to cumulative dividends at the rate of $2.12 per year and can be redeemed at our option at the rate of $28 per share. Each share of the $2.12 preference stock can be converted into 16.53 shares of common stock, subject to adjustment in certain events.
At December 31, 2006, a total of 658,003 shares of common stock were reserved for issuance upon conversion of the 4% preferred stock (3,272 shares) and $2.12 preference stock (654,731 shares). In addition, 17,213,889 shares of common stock were reserved for issuance under our dividend reinvestment and other corporate plans.
The following table summarizes the preferred, preference and common stock outstanding: