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U.S. POSTAL SERVICE PURCHASES ADDITIONAL UNISYS-BUILT SMALL PARCEL AND BUNDLE SORTERS

 EAGAN, Minn., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) announced today that the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), as part of a contract option, has exercised a $15.2 million order for 23 additional Unisys-built Small Parcel and Bundle Sorters (SPBS). With 102 sorters deployed in 1989 and an additional 53 going into service by early next April, this action will bring the total number of operational SPBS systems to 178 by August 1994.
 The SPBS -- which mechanizes the sorting of small parcels, bundles and Priority Mail -- will reduce processing costs and produce annual savings of more than $8 million for the Postal Service. "The (additional SPBS) machines ... will augment the present inventory of small parcel and bundle sorters and enable us to mechanize an additional 1.4 million pieces of mail a day," said Bill Dowling, USPS vice president of engineering. He added that after recompeting the contract worldwide the Postal Service chose the Small Parcel and Bundle Sorter because of its performance, high quality sort level and infrequency of errors compared to other sorting machines.
 "We are pleased that the United States Postal Service continues to exercise its purchase options and deploy the SPBS systems in its offices throughout the country," said Albert F. Zettlemoyer, executive vice president for Unisys and president of the company's Government Systems Group, the organization responsible for Electronic Systems. "Postal Systems is a primary line of business for Unisys, and this provides us another opportunity to help the Postal Service fulfill its automation objectives and increase their level of customer service."
 Other areas Unisys is pursuing under the Postal Systems line of business include SPBS system bar-code reading capability, Carrier Sequence Bar Code Sorter, Integrated Retail Terminals and other automation-related services. The SPBS program is managed by Unisys Electronic Systems division in Eagan and is built at the division's manufacturing facility in Clearwater, Fla.
 Unisys Corporation is a leading information systems company with 60,000 customers in more than 100 countries. The company is a major provider of information services and technology to financial service, government, telecommunications, airline and other commercial markets.
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 /CONTACT: Thomas R. Lindquist of Unisys, 612-456-2210/
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