SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Solicitation/Recommendation Statement under Section 14(d)(4)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No. ___)
(Name of Subject Company)
(Names of Person(s) Filing Statement)
Common Stock, $0.002 par value per share
(Title of Class of Securities)
(CUSIP Number of Class of Securities)
One Global View
Troy, NY 12180
Attention: Jason Joseph, General Counsel
(Name, address, and telephone numbers of persons authorized to receive
notices and communications on behalf of the persons filing statement)
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The Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of March 14, 2007, among Pitney Bowes Inc., Magellan Acquisition Corp. and MapInfo Corporation (MapInfo) was filed by MapInfo under cover of Form 8-K today and is incorporated by reference into this filing.
IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC
The tender offer for the outstanding common stock of MapInfo Corporation (MapInfo) referred to in this filing has not yet commenced. This filing is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell shares of MapInfo. Stockholders of MapInfo are urged to read the relevant tender offer documents when they become available because they will contain important information that stockholders should consider before making any decision regarding tendering their shares. At the time the Offer is commenced, Pitney Bowes Inc. (Pitney Bowes) will file tender offer materials with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and MapInfo will file a Solicitation/Recommendation Statement with respect to the Offer. The tender offer materials (including an Offer to Purchase, a related Letter of Transmittal and certain other offer documents) and the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement will contain important information, which should be read carefully before any decision is made with respect to the tender offer. The Offer to Purchase, the related Letter of Transmittal and certain other offer documents, as well as the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement, will be made available to all stockholders of MapInfo at no expense to them. The tender offer materials and the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement will be made available for free at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissions website at http://www.sec.gov/ or from Pitney Bowes.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Statements in this filing regarding the proposed transaction between Pitney Bowes and MapInfo, the expected timetable for completing the transaction, future financial and operating results, benefits and synergies of the transaction, future opportunities for the combined company and any other statements about Pitney Bowes or MapInfo managements future expectations, beliefs, goals, plans or prospects constitute forward-looking statements. Any statements that are not statements of historical fact (including statements containing the words believes, plans, anticipates, expects, estimates, and similar expressions) should also be considered to be forward-looking statements.
There are a number of important factors that could cause actual results or event to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, including: the ability to consummate the transaction, the ability of Pitney Bowes to successfully integrate MapInfos operations and employees; the ability to realize anticipated synergies and cost savings; and other factors describe in Pitney Bowes Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006 and in MapInfos Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2006, each of which has been filed with the SEC. Except as otherwise required by law, Pitney Bowes and MapInfo disclaim any intention or obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this filing.