September 12, 2012 at 08:00 AM EDT
Zumbox And Computershare Bring Digital Postal Mail Service To Financial Services Industry
Bank-level secure electronic communications channel enhances shareholder communications and engagement while reducing paper cost and usage

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Zumbox and Computershare Communication Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Computershare Limited (ASX: CPU), today announced the availability of Digital Postal Mail powered by Zumbox to Computershare's nearly 7,000 U.S. clients.

Powered by Zumbox, Digital Postal Mail is a bank-level secure, web-based postal delivery and archiving system that offers a digital alternative to physical mail. The free channel delivers electronic versions of paper documents to investors, replacing physical mail with interactive digital communications. Anyone with an address in the U.S. can sign up for Digital Post Mail for free at www.digitalpostalmail.com.

"We produce millions of financial paper communications annually, and many have requested a paperless alternative that is both easy to use and has security as part of the offering," said Bernie O'Connor, President of Computershare Communication Services. "This is beyond electronic communications: This is a secure way to access all of your mail digitally allowing consumers to archive and transact in a new and easy manner. Digital Postal Mail is taking us to the next level of interactive transactional mail communications."

For users of Digital Postal Mail, once the digital mailbox for a consumer household address is verified, investor and financial documents are automatically delivered digitally as soon as they are available. The documents are digitized before they ever reach print production, so Digital Postal Mail truly reduces the use of paper and many other resources.

Specific benefits for shareholders and financial institution customers include:

  • Single location for financial account documents, eliminating the need to visit multiple websites and remember various usernames and passwords
  • A permanent, free archived environment that also enables other documents to be uploaded and stored in the cloud environment
  • Anytime access to a Digital Postal Mail account, including mobile devices
  • Easy search to find any document exactly when it is needed

Specific benefits for issuers include:

  • Offering investors a choice for statement delivery, improving investor interactions
  • Tools, such as automated reminders, to help drive paperless adoption and potential for increased proxy response with a link to the InvestorVote website
  • Enhanced social responsibility by dramatically reducing paper waste and distribution resources

"Consumers receive many important documents in the mail beyond bills and statements and shareholder communications are an important example of that," said John Payne, CEO of Zumbox, Inc. "The ability to deliver shareholder documents electronically to a permanent archive and make them available any time from any device, including tablets and smartphones, is a major convenience for those shareholders. They can search and find documents quickly and easily and can quickly get to the proxy voting site through the link at the 'Vote Now' button on the digital document."

About Computershare

Computershare Limited (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.

Computershare Communication Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Computershare Limited, produces more than 200 million print and digital communications annually for US public companies from their facilities in Burr Ridge, IL, Edison, NJ, El Segundo, CA, and Memphis, TN.

About Zumbox and Digital Postal Mail

Zumbox, Inc. is leading the global migration of traditional postal mail to the digital cloud. Its core offering, the Digital Postal Mail service, delivers an exact facsimile of paper mail to consumer households, which is archived and instantly available in the cloud, forever and for free. Based in Los Angeles, the company operates a system with reach to 120,000,000 consumer households in the United States and operates around the world via licensing and Joint Venture arrangements through its subsidiary, Zumbox Software Inc. Digital Postal Mail is available on the web at www.digitalpostalmail.com and the Digital Postal Mail app for the iPad® mobile digital device can be found on the Apple Store at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id517438820?mt=8

iPad is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. Digital Postal Mail is a registered trademark of Zumbox Inc.

Media Contacts
Jeff Stein
Media Relations, Computershare
jeff.stein@computershare.com
+1-212-805-7271

Lauren Grassetti / Amy Robinson
LEWIS PR for Zumbox
zumbox@lewispr.com
+1-619-677-2700

SOURCE Computershare Investor Services LLC.

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