SOURCE: Global Business Services, Inc.

June 22, 2005 08:00 ET

Postal Connections Adds Store in Pennsylvania

Wilkes-Barre Area Business Owner Joins Franchise

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 22, 2005 -- Postal Connections of America (PCA), a rapidly growing franchise chain of postal, business and communication services stores, announces a Wilkes-Barre, PA, area business owner has joined its franchise network. Patrick Musto, a principal of the 42-year-old family business, Tuf-Tex flooring and carpeting company, will open a Postal Connections store near downtown Wilkes-Barre. This will be the second Postal Connections in eastern Pennsylvania. The PCA retail chain currently has 79 stores sold or open in 22 states.

"Our family-run company has a strong reputation for good service and we wanted to add a retail business that complements our strong customer relations skills," says Pat Musto, President of Tuf-Tex Flooring. "We looked at several businesses and decided Postal Connections met our needs for an easy-to-start business which competes by offering customers choices in shipping services and prices," Musto says.

The new Postal Connections will be located at 1325 River Road, Plains, PA, in the Tuf-Tex Business Complex. The family business owns the commercial property, which includes a collection of retail and service businesses. "We felt the Postal Connections franchise offered a good value in their combination of industry experience, efficient store design, and flexibility of operations and products," says Musto. "This combination of factors convinced us that we could market to customers we have been serving for years as well as bring new people to our strip mall," Musto adds.

"We are gratified to have experienced and sophisticated business owners as franchisees in the Wilkes-Barre area," said C. "Andy" Thompson, CEO of Postal Connections. "Our stores depend on small office/home office business people who need back-office assistance to help them compete and busy consumers who need time saving services, both groups have been customers of the Musto family business for years," says Thompson.

PCA stores are designed to offer target customers packaging, shipping, mail receiving and forwarding, copies, eBay auction support and other products and services. Unlike many similar stores, PCA franchise stores feature shipping alternatives giving customers choices in prices, delivery times and carriers, instead of selling only one shipper's service. PCA stores typically operate in malls where there is ample parking and easy access.

Postal Connections of America is based in San Diego, and has been franchising stores since 1999. The franchise is a subsidiary of Global Business Services, Inc. (OTC: GBNS), headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA.

Forward-looking statements contained herein are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may be materially different. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include activity levels in the securities markets and other risk factors such as the ability of the Company to meet its working capital needs, the ability of the Company to successfully market its goods and services, and other risks detailed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Postal Connections
1081 Camino del Rio South #109
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone 619-294-7550
Fax 619-294-4550

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    Fred Morache
    Postal Connections of America