Approves Share Repurchase Program

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – April 26, 2002 – (Nasdaq: STMP) today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $20 million of its common stock over the next 6 months.

“We believe that is undervalued and view the share repurchase program as a financial opportunity that is a good use of the company’s capital resources. is confident in its business model and the potential of its new products that are currently under development,” said president and CEO Ken McBride.

The company’s purchase of any of its shares is subject to limitations that may be imposed on such purchases by applicable securities laws and regulations and the rules of the Nasdaq Stock Market. Purchases may be made in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions from time to time at management’s discretion. The timing of purchases, if any, and the number of shares to be bought at any one time will depend on market conditions.

As of April 25, 2002, had approximately 50,934,056 shares of common stock outstanding.

About (Nasdaq: STMP) is the leading provider of Internet-based postage services. Its flagship product, Internet Postage, enables customers to print U.S. Postal Service-approved postage via a computer and Internet connection.

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