|Staples Announces a 14 Percent Increase in the Annual Cash Dividend|
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 wide range of office products, including supplies, technology, furniture, and business services. With 2007 sales of $19.4 billion, Staples serves consumers and businesses ranging from home-based businesses to Fortune 500 companies in 22 countries throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia. Headquartered outside of Boston, Staples operates more than 2,000 office superstores and also serves its customers through mail order catalog, e-commerce and contract businesses. More information is available at www.staples.com.
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Staples, Inc. Media: Paul Capelli/Owen Davis, 508-253-8530/8468 or Investor: Laurel Lefebvre/Chris Powers, 508-253-4080/4632