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Archived Press Releases 2008

  • 4/1/08 2:15 pm EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced that it has obtained financing for its planned public offer (the “Offer”) for Corporate Express N.V. Staples has entered into a definitive $3 billion credit agreement (the “Credit Agreement”) with financing arranged by Lehman Brothers Inc., Bank of America and HSBC Bank USA. This $3 billion financing, together with its cash reserves and existing revolving credit facility, are sufficient tomore...
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  • 3/31/08 8:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), the world’s largest office products company and Staples Foundation for Learning, Inc, a private foundation created by Staples, today announced charitable donations to 85 New England nonprofit organizations as part of its ongoing commitment to giving back to the communities where its customers and associates live and work. Staples will make a $50,000 contribution to Citizens Energy Corporation’s Oilmore...
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  • 3/31/08 8:00 am EDT

    Staples Stores Nationwide to Also Make Free Copies on April 15

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) is going street-side in New York City on tax deadline day, deploying a mobile Copy & Print Center on the curb next to one of the busiest post offices in the city – the James A. Farley Post Office at 441 8th Avenue in Manhattan. Staples is offering free copies, up to 20 pages, of tax returns at this location from 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. to make it easy for tax filers to retain copies of their important tax documentsmore...
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  • 3/28/08 8:30 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today that its 2008 Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held on Monday, June 9, 2008 at 3:30 p.m., at The Ritz-Carlton, Denver, 1881 Curtis Street, Denver, Colorado. About Staples Staples, Inc. invented the office superstore concept in 1986 and today is the world's largest office products company. With 76,000 talented associates, the company is committed to making it easy to buy a widemore...
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  • 3/26/08 10:00 am EDT

    Business Representatives Join Houston Dignitaries at VIP Event

    HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc., (Nasdaq: SPLS) the world’s largest office products company, today announced it will celebrate the opening of its first Houston store with a $25,000 donation to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF). At noon today, Houston City Councilman James Rodriguez and Ryan Goodland, legislative director for State Rep. Garnet Coleman of Houston, will join Staples General Manager Ruben Chapa at a unique ribbon-shreddingmore...
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  • 3/18/08 12:55 pm EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As first announced on Feb. 19, 2008, Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) confirms its current intention to make a public offer for all the outstanding ordinary shares and American depositary shares (“ADS”) issued by Corporate Express (the “Offer”) for a price of EUR 7.25 per ordinary share and ADS and confirms that preparations are well under way for the Offer. In addition, in connection with the Offer, Staples also confirms its intention to make amore...
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  • 3/10/08 8:00 am EDT

    With 50 Percent Post-Consumer Recycled Content, FSC-Certified Staples
    Brand of Paper Is the Greenest Option Among Office Copy Centers

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS), the world’s largest office products company, today announced that all of its 1,400 Copy & Print Centers nationwide are now using recycled paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) as the standard offering for black and white high-speed copy and print jobs. The Forest Stewardship Council is widely recognized as the leading environmental certification standard for paper, ensuring that trees used tomore...
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  • 3/10/08 8:00 am EDT

    Ashoka Receives $500,000 Grant and Commitment to Encouraging
    Youth-Led Social Change

    ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ashoka, a global non-profit organization with a 26-year history and network of more than 1,800 social entrepreneurs serving 70 countries, today announced it has received a $500,000 grant from Staples Foundation for Learning (SFFL), a private foundation created by Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS). This grant will support Ashoka’s Youth Venture program, which empowers youth around the world to act as positive agents for social change. Youth leadmore...
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  • 2/27/08 8:00 am EST
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Foundation for Learning, Inc., a private foundation created by Staples, Inc., (NASDAQ: SPLS) announced today it has awarded 31 grants totaling $310,800 to non-profit organizations dedicated to serving youth throughout the country. These organizations were selected for their commitment to providing educational and job skills programs that help at-risk youth develop the skills necessary to become responsible adults and community leadersmore...
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  • 2/25/08 8:00 am EST

    Company Offers Six Easy Steps to Help Customers Stay Organized and
    Secure

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--While electronic filing tax returns can save time and money, it is still important to keep a hard copy of tax documents. To make it easy, on April 15, Staples Copy & Print Centers [NASDAQ: SPLS] nationwide will provide free copies, up to 20 pages, of 2007 tax returns. “We have all become so comfortable storing and sending data electronically, that many people are not keeping hard copies of important documents,” said Johnmore...
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