SOURCE: Zumbox

Zumbox

June 21, 2011 08:00 ET

Computershare and Zumbox Offer Public Companies Secure Electronic Channel for Shareholder Communications

Cost-Efficient, Sustainable Digital Postal System Mirrors U.S. Postal System

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 21, 2011) - Zumbox, the leader in digital postal mail services, today announced an agreement with Computershare Communications Services Inc., an affiliate of Computershare Limited (ASX: CPU), a leading financial services provider for the global securities industry. The agreement will allow companies to digitally deliver a multitude of stakeholder communications via Zumbox.

Digital postal mail is an exact electronic replica of, and an alternative to, paper mail: Nothing is printed if it goes through Zumbox. With a Zumbox account, a consumer has a single secure password protected point of entry for all their account communications.

This agreement will enable Computershare Communication Services -- which produces more than 130 million print and digital communications annually for U.S. public companies -- to offer clients the ability to deliver digital postal mail directly to a consumer's Zumbox. In turn, consumers have the opportunity to view, manage and store their transactional and financial mail and other documents within a secure and verified online mailbox -- their Zumbox -- via the Internet.

If a person has a postal address, they have a Zumbox address. "This is a paradigm shift for the communications industry. The population of candidates for electronic communications is about to explode, email addresses are no longer required," said Bernie O'Connor, President, Computershare Communication Services.

In addition to combating ever-increasing postage and mailing costs, Zumbox improves both the quality and the measurability of shareholder communications. With Zumbox, a company can analyze the impact and success of their communications with reports on consumers' Zumbox activity.

Zumbox, with Computershare technology, can facilitate interactive communications directly between companies and their stakeholders. One example being considered is the complex proxy communication process. Computershare could offer issuers the ability to deliver interactive proxy statements that will allow their shareholders to securely vote their proxies from their Computershare accounts within Zumbox.

"This strategic alliance will bring a game-changing communication solution to all Computershare clients," said John Payne, CEO of Zumbox. "Secure delivery, lower print costs, less impact on the environment, and revenue generating interactive features make the Zumbox solution the clear choice."

As many shareholder communications contain important information retained by stakeholders over time, the automatic Zumbox archive of these documents, organized electronically forever, for free, is a valuable, time saving feature for the consumer household.

About Computershare
Computershare (ASX: CPU) is a global market leader in transfer agency and share registration, employee equity plans, proxy solicitation and stakeholder communications. We also specialize in corporate trust services, tax voucher solutions, bankruptcy administration and a range of other diversified financial and governance services.

Founded in 1978, Computershare is renowned for its expertise in data management, high volume transaction processing, payments and stakeholder engagement. Many of the world's leading organizations use these core competencies to help maximize the value of relationships with their investors, employees, creditors, members and customers.

Computershare is represented in all major financial markets and has over 10,000 employees worldwide. For more information, visit www.computershare.com.

About Zumbox
Zumbox is the world's first paperless postal system. It connects large transactional, financial and government mailers to consumer households for the delivery and storage of digital postal mail via the Internet. Digital postal mail is an exact facsimile of paper mail created from a redirection of the print stream originally intended for large mailing systems. Zumbox is available through print service providers DST Output, KUBRA, 3i Infotech and others as well as on a direct basis to the largest mailers in the country. For every U.S. street address, there is a corresponding Zumbox -- a digital mailbox -- enabling mail and other content to be sent as digital files and received online. Zumbox represents a more cost-effective, convenient and environmentally responsible way to deliver postal mail. As a closed system of known, verified mailers and recipients, Zumbox provides bank-level security and complies with PCI, HIPAA and BITS security standards. For more information, visit http://www.zumbox.com.

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts
    Juli Bark
    EVP, Marketing
    Computershare
    Email Contact
    312.588.4249

    Jeff Stein
    Media Relations
    Computershare
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    212.805.7271

    Joergen Aaboe
    Sr. Director of Marketing
    Zumbox
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    818.707.7416

    Lauren Grassetti / Marrissa Meyer
    LEWIS PR for Zumbox
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    619.677.2700