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  • 3/4/16 6:00 am EST
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today the results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended January 30, 2016. Total company sales for the fourth quarter of 2015 were $5.3 billion, a decrease of seven percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2014. On a GAAP basis, the company reported net income of $86 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $260 million, or $0.41 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2014. Fourthmore...
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  • 3/1/16 4:30 pm EST
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend on Staples, Inc. common stock of $0.12 per share. The dividend is payable on April 14, 2016, to shareholders of record on March 25, 2016. About Staples Staples makes it easy to make more happen with more products and more ways to shop. Through its world-class retail, online and delivery capabilities,more...
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  • 2/26/16 8:00 am EST
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss fourth quarter 2015 results on Friday, March 4, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time. To listen to the conference call via webcast, please visit Staples’ Investor Relations website at http://investor.staples.com. About StaplesStaples makes it easy to make more happen with more products and more ways to shop. Through its world-class retail, online andmore...
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  • 2/16/16 4:20 pm EST
    • Essendant to acquire more than $550 million of office products revenue and related assets
    • More than 25 percent of the revenue to come from Fortune 100 companies and approximately half the revenue from Fortune 500 companies
    • Deal further strengthens Essendant as national office supplies competitor
    • $22.5 million purchase contingent on successful closing of Staples/Office Depot merger
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass. & BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples and Office Depot today announced an agreement to sell more than $550 million in large corporate contract business and related assets to Essendant. Essendant will pay Staples approximately $22.5 million. More than 25 percent of the revenue acquired by Essendant will be from Fortune 100 companies and approximately half of the revenue will come from Fortune 500 companies. The transaction is subject to the successful completion ofmore...
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  • 2/10/16 6:13 am EST

    Parties plan to divest Office Depot European businesses beyond EC requirements

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) today announced that it has received approval from the European Union to acquire Office Depot. “This is a significant step, and we’re very pleased that the European Commission has approved this transaction,” said Ron Sargent, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Staples, Inc. “The acquisition has been approved in Australia, New Zealand, China, and Europe. Regulatory agencies around the world understand thatmore...
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  • 2/2/16 4:01 pm EST
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass. & BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) and Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP) today announced the completion of financing arrangements and the extension of their merger agreement from February 4, 2016 to May 16, 2016. The extension allows for the completion of ongoing federal district court litigation with the Federal Trade Commission. On February 4, 2015, Staples and Office Depot entered into a definitive merger agreement to combine as a singlemore...
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  • 1/25/16 4:01 pm EST
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced leadership changes as it creates a more efficient, focused organization. “We are streamlining the organization and building a simplified structure that will speed decision-making and enable us to focus on driving profitable growth,” said Ron Sargent, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “These changes will help us compete in a rapidly evolving marketplace, either as a standalone company ormore...
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  • 1/20/16 8:00 am EST
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass. & BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) and Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP) today announced that the Board of Directors of both companies intend to waive the merger agreement termination date of February 4, 2016, and extend it to May 16, 2016. The extension allows for the completion of ongoing federal district court litigation with the Federal Trade Commission. The companies are working to extend financing terms for the transaction, and expect to executemore...
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  • 1/12/16 7:00 am EST

    Staples Advantage Provides Tips to Help Businesses Prepare for Freelancers

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The freelance economy is growing rapidly, a trend with significant implications for the workplace. Nearly one in four employees freelance in some capacity, according to the Staples Advantage Workplace Index, a recent study of office workers in the U.S. conducted by the business-to-business division of Staples. Overall, twelve percent of employees work as freelancers as their primary source of income, and the same percentage freelance inmore...
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  • 1/6/16 6:00 am EST

    Majority of Small Businesses Value Next Day Guarantee for Tech Services, according to Staples Survey

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) makes more happen for small businesses with its new Next Day Guarantee Staples Tech Services. The suite of Staples Tech Services includes PC services that now come with a Next Day Guarantee to quickly and correctly fix tech issues to help keep businesses running smoothly. Select Staples stores also offer mobile phone and tablet repairs. A recent Staples survey found that the majority (76 percent) of smallmore...
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