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Archived Press Releases 2009

  • 4/27/09 8:00 am EDT

    Company Helps Job Seekers Save with Free Business Cards and Résumé
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    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS), the world’s largest office products company, is making it easy for job hunters during this challenging economic environment. Staples’ new Career Stimulus Program provides the tools and tips customers need for a successful job search, from how to start a job hunt to refreshing a résumé and finding ways to succeed through networking. To further help the unemployed, now through June 13, all Staples Copymore...
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  • 4/6/09 8:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), the world’s largest office products company and Staples Foundation for Learning, a private foundation created by Staples, today announced charitable donations to 21 Boston area non-profit organizations. The donations, which totaled more than $480,000, are part of the company and its foundation’s ongoing commitment to supporting non-profit organizations in their hometown. In addition to awardingmore...
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  • 4/6/09 8:00 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Foundation for Learning, a private foundation created by Staples, Inc., (NASDAQ: SPLS) announced today it has awarded 35 grants totaling $325,500 to non-profit organizations dedicated to serving youth throughout the country. These organizations embody the mission of Staples Foundation for Learning to teach, train and inspire young people to become more active citizens who work to improve their communities. “Staplesmore...
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  • 3/27/09 8:30 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced the appointment of Rob Vale as president of Staples Europe. In this new position for the company, Vale will report to Peter Ventress, president of Staples International. “Rob has tremendous experience in the office products industry and in leading European businesses,” said Ventress. “His proven leadership and management skills will drive the growth of Staples Europe as we work to be themore...
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  • 3/25/09 8:00 am EDT

    Global Competition Will Recognize Entrepreneurial Youth Addressing
    Social Issues in their Communities

    ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ashoka, the world’s community of leading social entrepreneurs, and Staples Foundation for Learning (SFFL), a private foundation created by Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), announced today the launch of the third annual Staples/Ashoka Youth Social Entrepreneur Competition. The global competition is part of Ashoka’s Youth Venture, an initiative that SFFL has helped expand globally to seven countries in North America, South America and Europe. Youthmore...
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  • 3/24/09 4:30 pm EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today that it has priced a previously announced public offering of $500 million of its senior notes, at 7.75 percent coupon, due April 1, 2011. The offering is expected to close on March 27, 2009, subject to customary closing conditions. Staples expects to receive net proceeds, after underwriting fees and expenses, of approximately $497.5 million. The proceeds from the public offering willmore...
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  • 3/24/09 10:09 am EDT
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today the proposed public offering of its senior notes. The public offering will be made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The proceeds from the proposed public offering will be used to repay its outstanding debt related to its commercial paper program, as well as for general corporate purposes. Barclays Capital Inc.,more...
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  • 3/23/09 8:00 am EDT

    Offers Free Recycling for any Office Technology Product on Earth Day,
    April 22

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS), the world’s largest office products company, today announced it is rewarding customers by offering free printer recycling and a $50 rebate with the purchase of a new printer (regularly priced $179 and up) at all Staples 1,500 U.S. stores and Staples.com through May 2, 2009. Staples is offering free technology recycling (one item per person) at Staples stores on Earth Day, April 22, 2009. (Business Wire: Photomore...
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  • 3/18/09 8:30 am EDT

    Steven Bussberg Promoted to Senior Vice President of Finance, North
    American Delivery; Luis Borgen Promoted to Senior Vice President of
    Finance, U.S. Stores

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced the promotions of Steven Bussberg to senior vice president of finance for the company’s North American Delivery business and Luis Borgen to senior vice president of finance for the U.S. Stores business. Bussberg, formerly vice president of finance, will continue to report to Joe Doody, president of North American Delivery. Borgen, formerly vice president of finance, will continue to report to Demosmore...
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  • 3/2/09 8:00 am EST

    Your New High-Performance Machine Just Might Be Your Old PC

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS), the world’s largest office products company, today announced it will be performing free PC tune-ups, a $29.99 value, at all 1,500 U.S. stores through April 4, 2009, in response to surging demand from customers to improve the performance of their aging PCs. “With today’s economy, many customers are looking to extend the life of their current PCs to postpone the purchase of new machines,” said Bobmore...
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