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Mickey Barnett Elected Chairman of Board of Governors

James Bilbray Will Serve as Vice Chairman

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During today's meeting of the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors, Mickey D. Barnett was elected chairman and James H. Bilbray was elected vice chairman. Barnett, the Board's current vice chairman, will succeed Chairman Thurgood Marshall, Jr., who has served as chairman since December 2011 and whose term on the Board ends in December. Barnett and Bilbray will assume their new leadership roles during the Board's next meeting in December.

Barnett is an attorney and former New Mexico state senator. He was appointed a governor by President George W. Bush on Aug. 17, 2006 for a term that expires Dec. 8, 2013. He currently serves as a member of the Audit and Finance Committee and the Compensation and Management Resources Committee.

Bilbray is an attorney and former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Nevada. He was appointed a governor by President George W. Bush on Aug. 17, 2006 and was reappointed on Dec. 15, 2006 by President Bush to an additional nine-year term that expires Dec. 8, 2015. He currently serves as the chairman of the Governance, Regulatory, and Strategic Planning Committee.

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The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

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A self-supporting government enterprise, the U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation — 151 million residences, businesses and Post Office™ Boxes. The Postal Service™ receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. With 32,000 retail locations and the most frequently visited website in the federal government,®, the Postal Service has annual revenue of more than $65 billion and delivers nearly 40 percent of the world's mail. If it were a private sector company, the U.S. Postal Service would rank 35th in the 2011 Fortune 500. In 2011, Oxford Strategic Consulting ranked the U.S. Postal Service number one in overall service performance of the posts in the top 20 wealthiest nations in the world. Black Enterprise and Hispanic Business magazines ranked the Postal Service as a leader in workforce diversity. The Postal Service has been named the Most Trusted Government Agency for six years and the sixth Most Trusted Business in the nation by the Ponemon Institute.

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