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  • 9/11/98 7:00 am EDT

    Vista Middle School to Receive School Supplies as Winner of the "Staples
    Coach of the Week" program

    WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc., pioneer of the office supplies superstore industry based in Westborough, Mass., recently announced that Vista Middle School in Ferndale, Wash., will receive a $5,000 Staples gift certificate for school supplies as the winner of the "Staples Coach of the Week" program. The school will also receive a visit from Dennis Erickson, head coach of the Seattle Seahawks, who was named the "Staples Coach of the Week" for the game playedmore...
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  • 8/18/98 7:00 am EDT
    WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. is a CIO-100 winner, according to CIO -- the magazine for information executives. The 1998 CIO-100 winners have excelled at "value chain management," the theme of this year's awards program. The value chain is the sequence of activities a company carries out to create products/services and generate revenue. Managing the value chain involves building and maintaining strong relationships with the constituents who complete the valuemore...
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  • 8/13/98 7:00 am EDT
    WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Results WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--August 13, 1998-- Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS), today announced a 33% increase in earnings per share before merger related charges for the second fiscal quarter ended August 1, 1998 to $0.12 per share as compared with $0.09 per share in the prior year. For the six months in the year to date period, earnings per share before merger related charges rose 26% to $0.24 per share asmore...
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  • 8/6/98 11:29 am EDT

    Seventeen Schools to be Awarded $5,000 Each Throughout NFL Season

    WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples is teaming up with the National Football League (NFL) and new partner, CBS, to promote the "Staples Coach of the Week" program, offering all accredited K-12 schools nationwide the chance to win a $5,000 Staples gift certificate. A winning school's name will be drawn weekly during the NFL season beginning September 13, 1998 and will be announced on Sundays during THE NFL TODAY pre-game show on CBS. This is the 3rd consecutivemore...
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  • 8/3/98 11:20 am EDT

    Your Back-to-School Shopping List Should Include Staples' Top Ten Hot
    Back-to-School Items and Trends

    WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Back-to-School buzz is underway, and students of all ages are filled with anticipation for the year ahead. Savvy students will want to be well prepared for the challenge of the classroom, and that means being well equipped. Staples(R) The Office Superstore is the one-stop Back-to-School headquarters, where you can find everything on your shopping list. So grab a pen and get ready to hit the stores! The Back-to-School experts atmore...
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  • 7/22/98 7:00 am EDT
    WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) today announced that the secondary public offering of 13,955,000 shares of its common stock was priced at $32 per share. Of the shares offered, approximately 12.9 million shares were offered by members of the Miller family, former owners of Quill Corporation which was acquired by Staples in May 1998, and approximately 1.0 million shares were offered by officers and directors of Staples. Themore...
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  • 7/13/98 10:03 am EDT
    WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With companies working to accommodate changing employee needs in today's fast-paced economy, Staples, Inc. announced today that it will build and maintain a state-of-the-art child care center located across from its new corporate center in Framingham, Mass. The child care center will be the cornerstone of an initiative that focuses on work-life issues for Staples employees. Only a handful of both Massachusetts companies and retailersmore...
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  • 7/9/98 7:00 am EDT
    WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) today announced it has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed secondary offering of 13,898,000 shares of its common stock. Of the shares to be sold, approximately 12.9 million shares will be sold by members of the Miller family, former owners of Quill Corporation which was acquired by Staples in May l998, and approximately 1.0 million shares will be sold bymore...
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  • 7/6/98 7:00 am EDT
    WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc., announced today the promotion of Jane Biering to senior vice president, Logistics for Staples' $1 billion Contract and Commercial division, and Christine Komola to vice president, Planning and Control for Staples Inc. Ms. Biering will report to Ron Sargent, president, North American Operations. Ms. Komola will report to Robert Mayerson, senior vice president and corporate controller. Ms. Biering will be responsible formore...
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  • 6/1/98 7:00 am EDT

    Realty and Development Group Appointments and Promotions Also
    Announced

    WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS)today announced that it has appointed David Crosier to the position of executive vice president, Supply Chain Management, effective June 1. Mr. Crosier will report to Ron Sargent, president, North American Operations. Mr. Crosier will be responsible for leading the supply chain and logistics strategy for Staples' Retail, International and Staples Contract and Commercial divisions. His work will be integral inmore...
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