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When did the Company go public?

The Company had its Initial Public Offering (I.P.O.) on April 27, 1989. 3,250,000 shares sold at $19.00 per share ($0.74 after adjusting for stock splits).

How many stock splits has the Company had?

In 2005, Staples had its eighth stock split since the Initial Public Offering. For complete information, go to the Stock Splits section of this page.

Cash Dividends
RateFrequencyRecord DatePayment Date
$0.133 (0.20 pre-split)Annual04/26/0405/17/04
$0.167 (0.25 pre-split) Annual03/28/0504/14/05
$0.22Annual03/31/06 04/20/06
$0.29Annual03/30/0704/19/07
$0.33Annual03/28/0804/17/08
$0.0825Quarterly03/27/0904/16/09
$0.0825Quarterly06/26/0907/16/09
$0.0825Quarterly09/25/0910/15/09
$0.0825Quarterly12/23/091/14/10
$0.09Quarterly3/26/1004/15/10
$0.09Quarterly06/25/1007/15/10
$0.09Quarterly09/24/1010/14/10
$0.09Quarterly12/23/101/13/11
$0.10Quarterly3/25/114/14/11
$0.10Quarterly6/24/117/14/11
$0.10Quarterly9/23/1110/13/11
$0.10Quarterly12/23/111/12/12
$0.11Quarterly3/23/124/12/12
$0.11Quarterly6/22/127/12/12
$0.11Quarterly9/28/1210/18/12
$0.11Quarterly12/14/1212/21/12
$0.12Quarterly3/29/134/18/13
$0.12Quarterly6/28/137/18/13
$0.12Quarterly9/27/1310/17/13
$0.12Quarterly12/27/131/16/14
$0.12Quarterly3/28/144/17/14
$0.12Quarterly6/27/147/17/14
$0.12Quarterly9/26/1410/16/14
$0.12Quarterly12/26/141/15/15
$0.12Quarterly3/27/154/16/15
$0.12Quarterly6/26/157/16/15
$0.12Quarterly9/25/1510/15/15
$0.12Quarterly12/23/151/14/16
$0.12Quarterly3/25/164/14/16
$0.12Quarterly6/24/167/14/16
$0.12Quarterly9/23/1610/13/16
$0.12Quarterly12/21/161/12/17
$0.12Quarterly03/24/1704/13/17
$0.12Quarterly06/23/1707/13/17
When did Staples first issue a cash dividend?

The first annual cash dividend was $0.20 per outstanding share of our common stock ($0.133 post-split), paid on May 17, 2004 to all stockholders of record on April 26, 2004. Prior to that, we had never paid a cash dividend on our common stock. Beginning in Q1 2009 we transitioned to a quarterly cash dividend from an annual cash dividend.

How do I contact the Stock Transfer Agent?

You can reach Computershare Shareowner Services (Staples' stock transfer agent) by:

Website: www.computershare.com/investor

Phone: (888) 875-9002

Correspondence should be mailed to:

Computershare
P.O. Box 505000
Louisville, KY  40233

Overnight correspondence should be sent to:

Computershare
462 South 4th Street, Suite 1600
Louisville, KY 40202