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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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  • 5/29/98 9:21 am EDT

    State-of-the-Art Center Employs 315 Connecticut Residents;
    Staples
    CEO Tom Stemberg to Dedicate Facility to Local Tracy Family

    WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Staples, Inc., operator of 722 office superstores throughout North America, will host a grand opening celebration of its newest 307,000 square foot distribution center in Killingly, Connecticut. The state-of-the-art facility will be presented publicly for the first time today, as the company hosts up to 550 Staples employees and invited guests, including keynote speaker James Abromaitis, Commissioner of the Connecticut Department ofmore...
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  • 5/21/98 7:00 am EDT
    WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS:news) announced today that it has completed the purchase of Quill Corporation for approximately $690 million. Staples first announced the transaction on April 7, l998. Quill Corporation of Lincolnshire, IL sells office supplies to businesses in the United States via a mail order catalog, the internet and outbound telemarketing. Quill recorded $550 million in annual sales in l997 and has 1,400more...
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  • 5/18/98 7:00 am EDT

    Comparable Store and Delivery Sales Rose 11%

    WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS), today announced a 50% increase in diluted earnings per share for the first fiscal quarter ended May 2, 1998 to $0.12 per share as compared with $0.08 per share (before merger related charges) in the prior year. Total sales for the first quarter rose 31% to $1.5 billion as compared with $1.1 billion in the prior year. Comparable sales in the 641 stores and delivery hubs that have been open for more than onemore...
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