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  • 12/3/98 7:00 am EST
    WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), the largest operator of office superstores in the world, today announced that Ronald L. Sargent has been named president and chief operating officer. Sargent, 43, who joined Staples ten years ago, was president, North American Operations, and was responsible for Staples' U.S. and Canadian superstores, Staples Contract, Staples Direct, Quill Corp., supply chain management and the company's marketingmore...
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  • 11/27/98 7:00 am EST

    Munroe Elementary School to Receive School Supplies and Visit From
    Denver Broncos Head Coach as Winner of "Staples Coach of the Week"

    WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc., pioneer of the office supplies superstore industry, today announced that Munroe Elementary School in Denver, Colo., will receive a $5,000 Staples gift certificate for school supplies as the winner of the "Staples Coach of the Week" program. The school also will receive a visit from Mike Shanahan, head coach of the Denver Broncos, who was named the "Staples Coach of the Week" for the game against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday,more...
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  • 11/25/98 7:00 am EST
    WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples and the National Football League have launched fan balloting for this year's "Coach of the Year" award. From now until December 31, 1998 football fans can cast their vote for their favorite head coach simply by logging onto www.nfl.com. This is the first year that Staples has partnered with the NFL for the "Coach of the Year" award. The winning head coach will be presented with the "Staples NFL Coach of the Year" award onmore...
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  • 11/23/98 7:00 am EST
    (BUSINESS WIRE)--Paul R. Wharton Senior High School to Receive a $5,000 Staples Gift Certificate WHAT:   Student assembly to celebrate "Staples Coach of the Week" award with presentation by Coach Tony Dungy of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers   WHENmore...
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  • 11/19/98 7:00 am EST

    Campbell Middle School to Receive School Supplies and Visit From Atlanta
    Falcons Head Coach as Winner of "Staples Coach of the Week"

    WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc., pioneer of the office supplies superstore industry, today announced that Campbell Middle School in Smyrna, Ga., will receive a $5,000 Staples gift certificate for school supplies as the winner of the "Staples Coach of the Week" program. The school also will receive a visit from Dan Reeves, head coach of the Atlanta Falcons, who was named the "Staples Coach of the Week" for the game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday,more...
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  • 11/17/98 7:00 am EST
    WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) has now launched STAPLES.COM (www.staples.com), an online office supply superstore that makes ordering office supplies easier than ever before and gives business customers another convenient way to purchase products. Staples also announced it has signed an advertising and promotion agreement with Yahoo! Inc. [Nasdaq: YHOO] to become the premier office supplies merchant on Yahoo!®, the world's leadingmore...
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  • 11/12/98 7:00 am EST

    Akiva School to Receive School Supplies and Visit From Tennessee Oilers
    Head Coach as Winner of "Staples Coach of the Week"

    WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc., pioneer of the office supplies superstore industry, today announced that Akiva School, Nashville's Jewish Community Day School, will receive a $5,000 Staples gift certificate for school supplies as the winner of the "Staples Coach of the Week" program. The school also will receive a visit from Jeff Fisher, head coach of the Tennessee Oilers, who was named the "Staples Coach of the Week" for the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneersmore...
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  • 11/12/98 7:00 am EST
    WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS), announced today the call for redemption on Dec. 9, 1998, of all of its 4 1/2 percent Convertible Subordinated Debentures due Oct. 1, 2000. Debentures in aggregate principal amount of $285 million are currently outstanding. "Our decision to call the debentures will strengthen our balance sheet and lower our interest costs," said John J. Mahoney, executive vice president and chief administrative officermore...
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  • 11/12/98 7:00 am EST
    WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--....Split Will Be Second Within A Year For Company..... Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a 3-for-2 split of its common stock in the form of a 50 percent stock dividend, subject to shareholder approval of an increase in Staples' authorized number of common shares. In connection with the stock split, the Board of Directors has recommended that shareholders vote to increase themore...
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  • 11/12/98 7:00 am EST
    WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--....Net Income Jumps 33 Percent.... ....Total Revenue Up 22 Percent Over Prior Year Period.... Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS), which pioneered the office products superstore industry and is the largest operator of office superstores in the world, today announced net income of $69.2 million or $0.23 per common share on a diluted basis, for the third quarter which ended Oct. 31, 1998, compared to $52.0 million, or $0.17 per commonmore...
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