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  • 4/2/15 6:57 am EDT

    Pledges To Join Mayor Walsh in Making Greater Boston Best Place in Country for Working Women

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) announced today it has signed onto 100% Talent: The Boston Women’s Compact, an innovative effort to end the gender-based wage gap and advance women in the workforce. Staples has pledged to work with Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh in a unique, public-private partnership to make Boston the best city in the country for working women. As a Signatory of the 100% Talent, Staples joins Mayor Walsh in his quest to makemore...
  • 3/10/15 9:45 am EDT

    Small businesses plan to use promotional marketing and technology to help drive profits

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The majority of small business leaders (87%) are optimistic about the year ahead according to a recent Staples’ small business survey conducted online by Research Now. And leaders are focused on results, with the top three small business goals in 2015: increasing revenue (76%), driving profits (70%) and gaining more customers (70%). Promotional marketing (46%), better organization (38%) and software technology upgrades (35%) are the topmore...
  • 3/10/15 7:00 am EDT

    Extends Omnichannel Capabilities by Enabling Customers to Order Online and Pick up in Store

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, Inc., today launched Print-to-Store, enabling customers to order print jobs through and pick them up at their closest Staples store. Print-to-Store leverages Staples retail network to extend the convenience and flexibility of an omnichannel shopping experience to all Staples Advantage customers. Available at all Staples stores that offer Copymore...
  • 3/6/15 6:00 am EST
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today the results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended January 31, 2015. Total company sales for the fourth quarter of 2014 were $5.7 billion, a decrease of four percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2013. On a GAAP basis, the company reported a net loss of $260 million, or $0.41 per share, compared to net income of $212 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, achieved in the fourth quarter of 2013more...
  • 3/3/15 4:30 pm EST
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend on Staples, Inc. common stock of $0.12 per share. The dividend is payable on April 16, 2015, to shareholders of record on March 27, 2015. About StaplesStaples makes it easy to make more happen with more products and more ways to shop. Through its world-class retail, online and delivery capabilities, Staples letsmore...
  • 2/27/15 1:09 pm EST
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss fourth quarter and fiscal 2014 results on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time. To listen to the conference call via webcast, please visit Staples’ Investor Relations website at About Staples Staples makes it easy to make more happen with more products and more ways to shop. Through its world-classmore...
  • 2/5/15 9:00 am EST
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) today launched a new brand campaign featuring the “Staples Guy,” who showcases how the company helps small business customers succeed. The new campaign builds on the tagline “Make More Happen” to highlight the value, convenience and services that help Staples customers achieve success in surprising and affordable ways. The national campaign begins Sunday, Feb. 8. “Staples Guy represents the thousands ofmore...
  • 2/4/15 7:00 am EST

    Combined Company Better Positioned to Serve the Changing Needs of Customers and Compete Against a Large and Diverse Set of Competitors

    Strategic Combination Expected to Deliver at Least $1 Billion of Annualized Synergies by Third Full Fiscal Year Post-Closing

    Cost Savings and Operational Efficiencies to Dramatically Accelerate Staples’ Strategy of Driving Growth in Delivery Businesses and Categories Beyond Office Supplies

    Provides Ability to Optimize Retail Footprint

    Generates Significant Value for Shareholders; Accretive to EPS in First Year Post-Closing1

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass. & BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) and Office Depot, Inc. (Nasdaq: ODP) today announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Staples will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Office Depot. Under the terms of the agreement, Office Depot shareholders will receive, for each Office Depot share, $7.25 in cash and 0.2188 of a share in Staples stock at closing. Based on Staples closing share price on February 2, 2015,more...
  • 1/20/15 10:44 am EST
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today issued the following statement regarding the letter it received from Starboard Value: Staples values constructive shareholder input and dialogue and regularly meets with its shareholders. The Company has met and spoken with Starboard Value on several occasions to discuss their ideas. The Company made clear that the Staples’ Board of Directors carefully considers all actions that would createmore...
  • 1/14/15 4:05 pm EST
    • Paul-Henri Ferrand nominated to Staples Board
    • Lead Independent Director Robert C. Nakasone to Retire; Board to appoint Robert E. Sulentic as Lead Independent Director
    • Board approves Independent Chair policy
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced that Paul-Henri Ferrand, Vice President of U.S. Sales and Operations at Google, has been nominated by the company’s Board of Directors for election as a Director at the 2015 Annual Meeting. “We’re pleased to nominate Paul-Henri Ferrand to our Board of Directors,” said Vijay Vishwanath, Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. “Paul-Henri is a strong strategic fitmore...

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