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Archived Press Releases 2008

  • 9/19/08 8:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc., (Nasdaq: SPLS) the world’s largest office products company, today released its 2007 Staples Soul Report, which provides an overview of the company’s corporate responsibility work and its global impact in the areas of community involvement, diversity, ethics and the environment. The report, which is available at, reviews Staples’ accomplishments, profiles associate initiatives and outlines goals themore...
  • 9/16/08 1:00 pm EDT

    15 New Parks Will Compete for Cash Prize and a Victory Celebration
    with Chicago Bear Adewale Ogunleye at Solider Field

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced it has teamed up again with the Chicago Bears to launch the second Staples Dream Park Challenge, an initiative that makes it easy for Chicagoland residents to win improvement money for their local parks. Starting today, 15 parks will compete for the chance to win the grand prize of $25,000 to be used for park improvements and a winner’s celebration featuring Bearsmore...
  • 9/10/08 8:30 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today the appointment of Elizabeth A. Smith, president of Avon Products, Inc., to its board of directors. “Liz brings a wealth of global business expertise, consumer products knowledge and operating experience, making her a great addition to our strong board of directors,” said Ron Sargent, Staples chairman and chief executive officer. Smith is responsible for Avon’s world-widemore...
  • 8/26/08 8:00 am EDT

    Competition Will Recognize Entrepreneurial Youth Creating Positive
    Change in Communities throughout the World

    ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In a joint effort to recognize young people making a positive impact on society, Ashoka, the world’s community of leading social entrepreneurs, today announced the launch of the Staples “Youth Social Entrepreneur” Competition. The online competition, created on Ashoka’s “” platform, asks young people within the Ashoka global network to explain how they are leading positive change and planning on makingmore...
  • 8/11/08 9:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced the appointment of Michael Patriarca to senior vice president of Quill, who assumes leadership of the catalog and online business serving small and medium-sized businesses. Patriarca reports to Joe Doody, president of Staples North American Delivery. “Mike brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new leadership role,” said Doody. “He is well prepared to help drive themore...
  • 8/7/08 10:56 pm EDT

    Volunteers Prepare Thousands of School Bags for Students in Need and
    Remind Teens Nationwide That Back-To-School Is a Time to Make a

    LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Jordin Sparks demonstrated an easy way for every teen to be an American Idol – with no singing skills required. Sparks joined hundreds of teen volunteers gathered at the Staples Center in support of Do Something 101, a campaign to collect school supplies for students in need, created by and Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS). “This summer, Do Something teens rallied to bring tens of thousands ofmore...
  • 7/29/08 3:30 pm EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today that Corporate Express, which Staples acquired in July 2008, intends to file a Form 15F with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on July 29, 2008 to terminate its reporting obligations under the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), with respect to the 8.25 percent senior subordinated notes due July 1, 2014 (the “2014 Notes”) and 7.875more...
  • 7/24/08 8:00 am EDT

    Exclusive New Envelopes Help Practitioners Save on Postage

    LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medical Arts Press, Inc. (“Medical Arts Press”) today introduced exclusive new letter-rate sized claim-form envelopes, designed to cut shipping costs of CMS claim forms. Medical Arts Press(R) Launches Money-Saving Claim Form Envelopes (Image: Business Wire) Until now, practitioners had little choice but to mail CMS claim forms either in standard-sized #10 envelopes, which hold up to 15 forms folded intomore...
  • 7/23/08 11:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) and its wholly owned subsidiary Staples Acquisition B.V. (“Staples Acquisition”) announced today the settlement of the post acceptance period (na-aanmeldingstermijn) of the offer (“Offer”) for all the issued and outstanding ordinary shares (“Ordinary Shares”), American depositary shares (“ADSs”) and depositary receipts for preference A shares (“Preference A Shares”) that were validly tendered in themore...
  • 7/22/08 8:00 am EDT

    Easy Button Delivers Affordable Solutions for Back-to-school Shopping

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), the world's largest office products company and a top retail destination for back to school, is launching its back-to-school advertising and marketing campaign by empathizing with the economic anxieties of the American shopper. Staples can't do anything about rising gas prices, but the Staples Easy Button eases back-to-school shopping with great prices on a wide assortment of products. (Photo: Business Wiremore...

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