SANTA MONICA, Calif. – June 20, 2000 –™ (Nasdaq: STMP), the leading provider of Internet mailing and shipping services, today announced that Doug Walner, senior vice president of business development, has been promoted to senior vice president and general manager of its Small Business Strategic Business Unit (SBU). In his new role, Walner replaces Peter Bergman who recently left the company due to family reasons.

As general manager of the Small Business SBU – which has more than 200,000 customers since launching just nine months ago – Walner will manage revenue, sales and marketing and operations for the unit, which provides companies with less than 100 employees’s Internet-based mailing and shipping services. Walner will continue to be responsible for developing and managing the company’s strategic alliances and partnerships. Under his leadership, has established strategic relationships with industry leading companies such as America Online, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Intuit, Microsoft and ZDNet, among others.

“As a member of the company’s senior management team for more than two years, Doug has demonstrated strong leadership capabilities and a comprehensive knowledge of both the online mailing and shipping space and the small business market,” said Chairman and CEO John Payne. “He has been instrumental in forging our company’s key strategic partnerships, in addition to utilizing his enthusiasm and business acumen to help us attract some of our top managers. His breadth of experience at the company, coupled with his technology, business and management skills will ensure our company’s continued rapid growth in the important small business market segment.”

Prior to joining, Walner served as an independent consultant. From 1996 to 1998 he was the director of business development at CyberMedia, a leading provider of utility products that was acquired by Network Associates. Prior to joining CyberMedia, Walner worked at Airmedia, Inc., a wireless information solutions company, where he ran both the OEM Licensing and the Developer Relations Group. He received a B.A. degree from Tulane University.

About™ provides the easiest, smartest way to mail or ship letters, packages or parcels anywhere, anytime. operates three business units focused on providing valuable e-services allowing small businesses, large corporations and e-commerce companies to control costs and efficiently manage their mailing, shipping and returns operations. Its business is anchored in key relationships with the U.S. Postal Service and United Parcel Service (UPS) and other carriers, including FedEx, Airborne Express, DHL and Yellow Freight.’s subsidiary, EncrypTix Inc., leverages its highly secure, patented technologies enabling companies to provide value-bearing documents like tickets, coupons and certificates over the Internet to consumers. International will extend the company’s reach into foreign markets. Visit for more information.


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