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Archived Press Releases 2007

  • 4/24/07 8:00 am EDT

    Identity Theft Protection Service and Exclusive Internet Security
    Bundle Offer Complete and Easy Solutions

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Every four seconds, someone becomes the victim of identity theft. In fact, 20 million Americans have been victimized in the past two years alone, according to a recent study conducted by Javelin Strategy & Research. To help make protecting personal information easier, Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced the launch of Staples® Identity Theft Protection service powered by PrivacyGuard®, and an exclusivemore...
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  • 4/18/07 9:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), and Staples Foundation for Learning, Inc., a private foundation created by Staples, today announced charitable donations to several organizations in Greater Boston as part of their ongoing commitment to giving back to local communities. Staples, Inc. will make a $50,000 contribution to Citizens Energy Corporation’s Oil Heat Program, which provides discount heating oil to low income and elderly households throughoutmore...
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  • 4/13/07 1:16 pm EDT

    Promotion Inspired 14 South Florida Communities to Cast More Than
    200,000 Votes

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) and Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade today announced that City Hall Park is the winner of the Staples Dream Park Challenge. Neighbors and users of City Hall Park, located at 1900 NW 55th Avenue in Lauderhill, Fla., cast more than 110,000 votes during the online contest to earn the park a $25,000 makeover. Dwyane Wade and Staples will celebrate the park’s win following the NBA season. “The level of participationmore...
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  • 4/9/07 8:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced the launch of the better binder™, a binder tough enough to stand up to life’s hurried and taxing demands. Built for life, the new binder design is a patented Staples brand exclusive that addresses a clear customer frustration – durability – and features an improved ring system with an easy open button design, reinforced yet flexible rubberized edges and spine, and an easy-insert spine label. Themore...
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  • 4/2/07 8:00 am EDT

    Contestants Face One More Judging Panel; Public Invited to Vote for
    Their Favorite Inventions at Staples.com/IQ

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--When Minnesota-based project manager Michael Dufresne decided he had enough with unwanted distractions wasting his time at work, he knew his idea for the “Busy-Belt” invention would take him to the finals of Staples Invention Quest. For 10-year-old Keagan Bolibol of Woodinville, Wash., messy homework advanced her to the final round of the first-ever Staples Invention Quest Kids. Rebecca Lurie of Brookline, Mass., amore...
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  • 3/30/07 5:42 pm EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today that its 2007 Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held on Monday, June 11, 2007 at 4:00 p.m., at the Four Seasons Hotel, 1435 Brickell Avenue, Miami, Florida. About Staples Staples, Inc. invented the office superstore concept in 1986 and today is the world's largest office products company. With 74,000 talented associates, the company is committed to making it easy to buy a widemore...
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  • 3/29/07 12:12 pm EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today the appointment of Vijay Vishwanath, a partner at Bain & Company, to its board of directors. “Vijay’s wealth of consumer products knowledge and global expertise make him a great addition to our strong board of directors,” said Ron Sargent, Staples chairman and chief executive officer. Vishwanath leads the consumer products practice at Bain & Company, a global businessmore...
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  • 3/5/07 9:00 am EST
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced executive promotions in its merchandising organization that will help drive the company’s growth. Jevin Eagle has been promoted to executive vice president, merchandising and David D’Angelo has been promoted to senior vice president, Staples Brand Group. In addition, Petter Knutrud has been promoted to senior vice president, general merchandising manager, Merchandise Supplies. “Jevin and Davemore...
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  • 3/1/07 6:30 am EST
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today an annual cash dividend of $0.29 per share of outstanding common stock, an increase of 32 percent over the prior year’s annual cash dividend. The dividend is payable on April 19, 2007, to shareholders of record on March 30, 2007. About Staples Staples, Inc. invented the office superstore concept in 1986 and today is the world's largest office products company. With 74,000 talentedmore...
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  • 3/1/07 6:30 am EST

    Earnings Per Share Increased 24 Percent for the Fourth Quarter and 27
    Percent for the Fiscal Year

    Company to Increase Annual Cash Dividend by 32 Percent

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) announced today the results for its fourth quarter (14 weeks) and fiscal year (53 weeks) ended February 3, 2007. Total company sales for the fourth quarter grew 18 percent to $5.3 billion compared to the same quarter of 2005. North American Retail revenues increased 14 percent and North American Delivery sales increased 24 percent. International sales grew 16 percent in local currency or 27 percent in US dollars.more...
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