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  • 8/19/10 6:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today the results for its second quarter ended July 31, 2010. Total company sales of $5.5 billion for the second quarter of 2010 were flat compared to the second quarter of 2009. Net income for the second quarter of 2010 increased 40 percent year over year to $130 million, and diluted earnings per share, on a GAAP basis, increased 38 percent to $0.18 from the $0.13 achieved in the second quarter ofmore...
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  • 8/17/10 10:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced executive appointments in its international business that will help drive the company’s growth globally. John Barton has been appointed executive vice president of International Development and Anders Kristiansen has been appointed president of Staples China. Staples also announced the appointment of Noah Herschman as chief of merchandising for Staples China. “John brings more than 20 yearsmore...
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  • 8/12/10 8:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss second quarter 2010 results on Thursday, August 19, 2010, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time (7:00 a.m. Central Time). This call is being webcast by Thomson Reuters and can be accessed at Staples’ Web site at http://investor.staples.com. The webcast is also being distributed through the Thomson StreetEvents Network to both institutional and individualmore...
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  • 7/11/10 6:46 pm EDT

    Staples Reaches More Than 92 Percent in Its Offer for Corporate
    Express Australia and Has Declared Its Takeover Offer Unconditional

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Staples Australia Pty. Limited (“Staples Australia”) now has a relevant interest in more than 92 percent of the shares in Corporate Express Australia Limited (“Corporate Express Australia”). On July 9, Staples Australia declared its takeover offer for Corporate Express Australia (“Offer”) unconditional. The closing date for the Offer is July 26. Following thismore...
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  • 7/2/10 8:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today the acquisition of Finland’s leading office supply company, Oy Lindell Ab. The purchase builds on Staples’ strong Nordics region, part of its $3.5 billion European office products business. Lindell currently serves businesses of all sizes through a delivery and retail network, offering a wide range of office products and industrial and school supplies. The acquisition will enable Lindell tomore...
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  • 6/30/10 1:27 pm EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced the appointment of Steven Fund as senior vice president of global brand marketing, effective July 12. Fund will report to Mike Miles, Staples president and chief operating officer. “Steve brings 20 years of world class brand management, marketing and advertising experience that will help further Staples recognition as the leading office products and services company,” said Miles. “Withmore...
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  • 6/7/10 4:01 pm EDT

    Company to Resume Share Repurchase Program

    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 $0.09 per share. The dividend is payable on July 15, 2010, to shareholders of record on June 25, 2010. The company also announced its intention to resume share repurchases under the program authorized by its Board of Directors in June 2007. The company currently has approximately $1.0more...
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  • 6/7/10 7:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. today announced the appointment of Pete Howard to senior vice president of Staples Southern Europe. Howard will report to Rob Vale, president of Staples Europe. “As a 10-year Staples veteran, Pete has a great track record in driving Web and catalog sales growth,” said Vale. “In his new role, Pete brings his outstanding management skills and experience to Staples business across the southern European regionmore...
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  • 6/7/10 7:00 am EDT

    Steven Bussberg appointed senior vice president of Staples
    Business Delivery; Elaine Bruzios promoted to senior vice president of
    finance for North American Delivery

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced the appointments of Steven Bussberg to senior vice president of Staples Business Delivery and Elaine Bruzios to senior vice president of finance for North American Delivery. Bussberg and Bruzios will report to Joe Doody, president of Staples North American Delivery. “Steve has played a key part in making our delivery business the industry leader in sales and profitability. In his new role,more...
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  • 5/13/10 8:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS), will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss first quarter 2010 results on Thursday, May 20, 2010, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time (7:00 a.m. Central Time). This call is being webcast by Thomson Reuters and can be accessed at Staples’ Web site at http://investor.staples.com. The webcast is also being distributed through the Thomson StreetEvents Network to both institutional and individualmore...
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