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Archived Press Releases 1999

  • 3/22/99 7:00 am EST

    Thomas Jefferson Elementary School to Receive a $5,000 Staples
    Gift Certificate

    (BUSINESS WIRE)--Jacksonville Jaguars Coach Tom Coughlin to Visit Thomas Jefferson Elementary School As 'Staples Coach of the Week' WHAT:   Student assembly to celebrate "Staples Coach of the Week" award with presentation by Coach Tom Coughlin of the Jacksonville Jaguarsmore...
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  • 3/18/99 7:00 am EST
    WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) today announced that Jack A. VanWoerkom has joined the company as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. Mr. VanWoerkom reports to Joseph Vassalluzzo, president of Staples Realty and Development, and also serves on the company's senior management team. "Jack is an excellent addition to our executive team and we are thrilled he decided to join us," said Vassalluzzo. "His domestic andmore...
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  • 3/11/99 7:00 am EST
    DETROIT--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The partnership between Staples and Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan is now in full swing as 50 high school classes participating in the program will come to session by next week. In line with Governor John Engler's comments about education last month, Staples' stores, its associates and some of its small business customers have teamed up with Junior Achievement. The Staples/JA partnership will match 14 participating Staples retailmore...
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  • 3/11/99 7:00 am EST
    WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. today announced that Jonathan Magasanik has been named vice president of merchandising for Staples.com, the company's e-commerce division launched last fall. In his new position, Magasanik is responsible for directing the strategy and execution of Staples.com's merchandising efforts, including assortment planning, vendor management, pricing, replenishment and on-site advertising. Magasanik joined Staples inmore...
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  • 3/9/99 7:00 am EST
    WESTBOROUGH, Mass. & PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples the Office Superstore, in association with the Phoenix Suns, is challenging area small businesses to take to the courts for a corporate version of March Madness, and an opportunity to compete against other businesses in the "Staples Corporate Challenge", a 3-on-3 basketball tournament for company teams. "Recognizing the competitiveness of our small business customers in the workplace, Staples encourages all small businesses tomore...
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  • 3/8/99 7:00 am EST
    WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) today announced an online advertising and promotion agreement with GeoCities (NASDAQ:GCTY) to become the exclusive office supplies merchant for GeoCities' Shopping Center, and a charter member of the Web community's new Pages that Pay affiliate program. The agreement will further extend Staples.com's reach to the small business community, which makes up nearly 60 percent of GeoCities' 19 million unique monthly visitorsmore...
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  • 3/8/99 7:00 am EST

    Bergen Catholic High School to Receive a $5,000 Staples Gift Certificate

    (BUSINESS WIRE)--WHAT:   Student assembly to celebrate "Staples Coach of the Week" award with motivational speech by Coach Jim Fassel of the New York Giants.   WHEN: Tuesday, March 9, 1999more...
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  • 3/4/99 7:00 am EST
    WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) today announced that it has completed the purchase of Claricom Holdings, Inc. for approximately $140 million in an all cash transaction. Staples first announced its intent to acquire Claricom on December 17, 1998. Claricom Holdings, Inc., of Milford, Conn., is an industry leader in providing innovative telecommunications products and services to businesses. Its 1998 revenues were about $200 million and themore...
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  • 3/4/99 7:00 am EST
    WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) today announced diluted earnings per share of $0.53 for the fiscal year ended January 30, l999, a 33 percent increase compared with the $0.40 earned in the prior year. In the fourth quarter l998, diluted earnings per share rose to $0.22, a 38 percent increase over the $0.16 earned in the fourth quarter of l997. The earnings per share calculation reflects a three-for-two stock split effective Januarymore...
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  • 2/23/99 7:00 am EST
    (BUSINESS WIRE)--Coach Reeves - Also 1999 Staples NFL Coach of the Year... WHAT: Student assembly to celebrate "Staples Coach of the Week" award with motivational speech by Coach Dan Reeves of the Atlanta Falcons WHEN: Wednesday, February 24, 1999 10 a.mmore...
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