SOURCE: Global Business Services, Inc.

June 29, 2005 08:00 ET

Postal Connections Triples Size Since 2002

Adds Two More West Coast Stores

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 29, 2005 -- Postal Connections of America (PCA), a rapidly growing franchise chain of postal, business and communication services stores, reports its franchise network has increased in size by 220% since 2002 with the addition of two more stores opening in Vancouver, WA, and Valencia, CA. The PCA retail chain currently has 80 stores sold or open in 22 states.

The Valencia PCA is the third store owned by the family business that includes Roger, Lynne, Shawn, and Lorraine Forsberg and Jennifer Clifton. "Our desire is to expand to build something for the family," said Roger Forsberg. "My wife, son and daughter have all been part our plan to take advantage of Los Angeles suburbs moving north into the Santa Clarita Valley," says Forsberg. The Forsbergs recently sold one of their three stores in Newhall, CA, after two years of operating it. The Forsbergs own a second store in Valencia.

"This is really a good service business where people appreciate coming in to find solutions and get a smile," says Roger Forsberg. The new Valencia PCA opens in early July, at 28235 Newhall Ranch Road.

The new PCA store in Vancouver, WA, will be operated by Jane Hinkley and her daughter Jamie. "We had a good site picked out and chose to join Postal Connections after a lot of research and visiting other franchisees in the Portland, OR, area," says Jane Hinkley, a Registered Nurse. "We like working with people and thought this business would be a good way for us to build an asset," adds Hinkley. "Our Postal Connections store is a dream my daughter and I have had about being our own boss instead of working for others," says Hinkley.

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 customer 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