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MAIL BOXES ETC. DE MEXICO LICENSED TO HANDLE REGISTERED MAIL BY MEXICAN POST OFFICE -- MBE TO HAVE 75 CENTERS IN MEXICO BY YEAR END

 SAN DIEGO, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Mail Boxes Etc.(R) (NASDAQ: MAIL) (MBE) today announced that its Mexican Master Licensee, MBE de Mexico, has been licensed by the Mexican Post Office to handle registered mail.
 In addition, MBE President and Chief Executive Officer A.W. (Tony) DeSio announced on the eve of the second MBE de Mexico Annual Convention in Mexico City that the company will have 75 MBE Centers operating in Mexico by the end of this year, up from the current 47 centers.
 "Since we established a presence in Mexico in 1991, MBE has developed an array of customer service enhancements, including delivery of merchandise purchased from direct marketers, products and services used by small businesses in Mexico, and convenient consumer access to fax, telex and other communications and shipping services," said DeSio.
 MBE de Mexico will serve as a new catalog center for two retailers, DeSio revealed, the Sharper Image and Road Runner Sports. Three Road Runner catalogs, Team, Lifestyle and Sports, will be offered by MBE de Mexico, which has been commissioned by the Sharper Image de Mexico, an "executive toy" retailer, to handle catalog sales, he added.
 "A symbol of our role in providing postal services to consumers and businesses in Mexico is the authorization given to MBE de Mexico by the Mexican Post Office to cancel stamps using our logo as the postmark," said Blaine Roberts, president of MBE de Mexico.
 Gonzolo Alarcon Osorio, the Mexican Postmaster General, Luis Luna, president of the Mexican Franchise Association, and Ignacio Diaz Garza, president of Mex Post International, will address the MBE de Mexico Annual Convention to take place Aug. 12 and Aug. 13 in Mexico City.
 MBE President and Chief Executive Officer A.W. (Tony) DeSio will represent Mail Boxes Etc. at the convention.
 Mail Boxes Etc. is the world's largest franchisor of neighborhood retail service centers specializing in postal, business and communications services. MBE makes its network available to national and international companies as an alternative to establishing or expanding their own service distribution systems. There are now more than 2,000 Mail Boxes Etc. Centers operating in the United States and internationally. Each Mail Boxes Etc. franchise is independently owned and operated.
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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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