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Archived Press Releases 2008

  • 5/22/08 3:55 pm EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) and its wholly owned subsidiary, Staples Acquisition B.V., today announced that Staples Acquisition B.V. has commenced a cash tender offer to purchase all of Corporate Express U.S. Finance Inc.'s (formerly known as Buhrmann U.S. Inc.) outstanding 8.25 percent Senior Subordinated Notes due July 1, 2014 (the "2014 Notes") and 7.875 percent Senior Subordinated Notes due March 1, 2015 (the "2015more...
  • 5/21/08 11:46 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In light of today’s news about the proposed Corporate Express N.V. acquisition of Lyreco SAS, Staples, Inc.(Nasdaq: SPLS) and Staples Acquisition B.V. are considering all options. Staples Acquisition reaffirms that its all cash offer of EUR 8.00 per ordinary share delivers certain, immediate and superior value to Corporate Express shareholders. Staples Acquisition's offer does so without the substantial execution and other risksmore...
  • 5/19/08 1:47 pm EDT
    • Compelling all cash offer of EUR 8.00 per ordinary share, representing
      a premium of approximately 90 percent to Corporate Express
      unaffected share price
    • Attractive all cash offer of EUR 3.15 per share for the preference
      shares A
    • Attractive all cash offer of EUR 1,164.72 per bond for the convertible
    • Offer expires at 17.30 hours CET (11.30 hours EDT) on Friday, 27 June
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) and its wholly owned subsidiary Staples Acquisition B.V. today announced the launch of a public offer of EUR 8.00 per share in cash for any and all ordinary shares, including ordinary shares represented by ADSs, in the share capital of Corporate Express N.V., following the receipt of approval of the Offer Memorandum from the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (Stichting Autoriteit Financiële Markten ormore...
  • 5/13/08 12:05 am EDT
    • Indicated offer price per Corporate Express ordinary share raised to
      EUR 8.00; a premium of approximately 90 percent to its unaffected
      share price of EUR 4.32;
    • Staples has obtained United States antitrust clearance;
    • Minimum acceptance condition of 75 percent of the ordinary share
      capital; and
    • Launch of the formal offer expected following approval from the AFM
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced its intention to proceed with an offer for Corporate Express N.V. at an increased offer price of EUR 8.00 per Corporate Express ordinary share. Shareholders have received a dividend of EUR 0.21 per Corporate Express ordinary share since Staples announced its EUR 7.25 offer on February 19, 2008. Including this dividend, Staples’ offer represents: a premium of approximately 90 percent tomore...
  • 5/12/08 8:00 am EDT

    Drop the $600 Blue Pinstripe Suit and Add the $16 Quilted Leather
    Journal Suggests M by Staples Survey

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In today’s economic climate, U.S. workers believe that small-ticket items, including stylish notebooks and file folders, are the secret to increased productivity, recognition and success - more so than dressing in flashy business attire. According to the M by Staples™ national survey, more than half (55 percent) of workers reported that having stylish office supplies gets them noticed in the workplace. In addition, 81 percent ofmore...
  • 5/12/08 8:00 am EDT

    New M by Staples Collection Offers Great Value on Products that Stand
    Out With Personality

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), today announced its newest brand, the M by Staples™ collection. Standing for “My Style. My Way.,” the collection of high-end journals, notebooks, file folders, stationery, and business essentials such as binder clips, magnets and push pins stand out with quality and unexpected details. Available in a variety of colors and patterns, the products are aimed to connect with customers on anmore...
  • 5/1/08 8:43 am EDT

    Do Something 101 Campaign Encourages Teens to Collect School Supplies
    for Youth in Need

    NEW YORK and FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Idol™ winner and a 19 Entertainment/Jive Records platinum artist Jordin Sparks has teamed with Do, a non-profit organization that empowers teens to take action in their communities, and Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS), the world’s largest office products company, in a public service announcement (PSA) to ask teens to make a difference this summer. As part of Do Something 101, (,more...
  • 4/30/08 9:47 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced that its 2007 Annual Report is available online at Staples’ Investor Information Web page on The 2007 Annual Report includes Staples’ annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 2, 2008, previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Hard copies of the report are available free of charge to Staples shareholders by calling 800-468-7751more...
  • 4/21/08 9:00 am EDT

    Residents encouraged to recycle as part of NBC Universals
    Green is Universal

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace, more and more consumers are looking to replace their outdated equipment with new, energy-efficient products. However, with technology constituting 70 percent of landfill toxic waste, it is vital for consumers to understand the importance of recycling technology in an environmentally responsible manner. To make recycling easier, NBC Universal, HP, the world’s largest technologymore...
  • 4/16/08 8:00 am EDT

    Partnership Recognizes Entrepreneurs of Minority-Owned Businesses
    that Contribute to Economic Development within Americas
    Inner Cities

    BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote economic prosperity in America’s inner cities, today announced Staples Foundation for Learning (SFFL), a private foundation created by Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), has renewed its support of ICIC’s Inner City 100 through a $200,000 grant. The Inner City 100 is an annual list published by Inc. Magazine, which ranks and publicizes themore...

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