Earth Class Mail Recognized by CIO Magazine as CIO 100 Award Honoree

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Prestigious award acknowledges disruptive online postal-mail delivery solution

Our years of development and innovative systems design, have resulted in an online mail delivery system powerful enough to fundamentally change how individuals, businesses, government, militaries and even national posts process mail. For CIO magazine to take note and include us amongst this list of much larger companies speaks volumes about the impact of our disruptive technology.

Earth Class Mail™ Corp., the global leader in delivering postal mail online, announced that CIO magazine has named it a winner of the 2008 CIO 100 Award. The 21st annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology.

"The CIO 100 honors organizations that have used technology in innovative ways to generate value to the business," said Abbie Lundberg, Editor in Chief of CIO magazine. "Unlike other top lists, it's not just about who's biggest--it's about who's doing the most interesting and relevant things."

"Acknowledgment from a publication deeply versed in technology and respected for providing insight to IT leaders for decades is truly meaningful," said Ron Wiener, CEO and Postmaster General of Earth Class Mail. "Our years of development and innovative systems design, have resulted in an online mail delivery system powerful enough to fundamentally change how individuals, businesses, government, militaries and even national posts process mail. For CIO magazine to take note and include us amongst this list of much larger companies speaks volumes about the impact of our disruptive technology."

Earth Class Mail is the only online postal-mail delivery service for individuals and businesses that scales to national deployment by postal operators so that every Internet-enabled citizen and business in a country can receive postal mail online.

Earth Class Mail acts as a Commercial Mail Receiving Agency for its customers, receiving their mail, scanning the front and back of unopened envelopes and uploading the images to an online mailbox. Customers then go to a secure website where they view the envelope images and decide whether to have Earth Class Mail recycle, shred, forward-ship, or open and scan the contents so they can be securely read online.

More than 90% of customer mail is recycled, a rate four times the U.S. average. People can now view their postal mail from anywhere, which frees them from the burden of paper and the restrictions of a physical address. Individual customers include small businesses, remote workers, road warriors, college students, and anyone with a mobile lifestyle. Enterprise customers include a Fortune 100 company that by next year will have all of its more than 50,000 employees receiving postal mail electronically.

About the CIO 100
The recipients of this year's CIO 100 award were selected through a three-step process. First, companies filled out an online application form detailing their innovative practices in both business and IT. Next, a team of judges reviewed the applications in depth, looking for unique practices and substantial results. Finally, CIO editors reviewed the judges' recommendations and voted on the final 100. Once the top 100 honorees were selected, several honorees were chosen to receive an additional special award.

Complete coverage of the 2008 CIO 100 awards will be in the August 15 issue of CIO magazine and is available online now at http://www.cio.com.

About CIO Magazine
CIO produces award-winning content and community resources for information technology executives thriving and prospering in this fast-paced era of business, as well as create opportunities for information technology and consumer marketers to reach them. The CIO portfolio includes CIO.com, CIO magazine (launched in 1987), CIO Executive Programs and the CIO Executive Council. CIO properties provide business technology leaders with analysis and insight on information technology trends and a keen understanding of IT's role in achieving business goals. The U.S. edition of the magazine and website are recipients of more than 200 awards to date, including three Grand Neals from the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards and two Magazine of the Year awards from the National Society of Business Publication Editors. CIO websites and magazines appear in more than 25 countries, including Australia, Canada, China, France and Germany. CIO, and sister brand CSO, are produced by CXO Media a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About Earth Class Mail
Earth Class Mail™ provides the only online postal-mail service designed for individuals, small businesses, enterprises, government agencies, military, and national posts. Customers in more than 160 countries now receive their postal mail at one of 23 U.S. addresses, and access it online, 24x7, at http://www.earthclassmail.com. This user-directed mail forwarding service offers remote access and delivery options unavailable with traditional PO boxes. Internationally, the company licenses its technology platform to mail and document outsourcing partners, as well as national posts. The company is headquartered in Seattle.

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