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MAIL BOXES ETC. OPENS ITS FIRST CENTER IN ITALY; MORE THAN 2,000 MBE CENTERS NOW OPEN WORLDWIDE

 MILAN, Italy, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Mail Boxes Etc.(R) (MBE) (NASDAQ: MAIL) today opened its first MBE Center in Italy. The new retail postal, business and communications service center is located in Milan at Via della Moscova No. 13.
 "Our opening in Italy is an important step in expanding Mail Boxes Etc. within the European Community," Tony DeSio, MBE co- founder, president and chief executive officer, said here today at the MBE opening ceremony. "MBE's international network now extends to many of the larger countries of Europe and all of North America as well as Australia and New Zealand, Brazil and Jamaica. We anticipate further expansion in Europe, Latin America and Asia.
 "Changes in the postal systems within the European Community now and in coming years offer excellent opportunities for a market-based postal services system such as Mail Boxes Etc.," DeSio said.
 Graziano Fiorelli of Milan owns the MBE Master License in Italy. He has extensive experience in franchising, retailing and direct marketing in Italy. Fiorelli recently served as managing director of a major chain of children's apparel stores, as well as president of AVNED, Italy's National Association of Direct Sales.
 "We expect to open 600 MBE centers throughout Italy during this decade," said Fiorelli.
 Headquartered in San Diego, Mail Boxes Etc. is the world's largest postal, business and communications services franchise network, with more than 2,000 centers in the United States and internationally in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Jamaica, New Zealand, Mexico, Spain and the United Kingdom.
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 /CONTACT: Mary E. Schmidt of Mail Boxes Etc., 619-455-8800; or Idan Sims of Sims & Associates, 212-725-3838, for Mail Boxes Etc./
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