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Staples Makes Tax Day Easy for Last-Minute Filers With Free Curbside Copies of Returns in NYC
    Staples Stores Nationwide to Also Make Free Copies on April 15

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 31, 2008--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) is going street-side in New York City on tax deadline day, deploying a mobile Copy & Print Center on the curb next to one of the busiest post offices in the city - the James A. Farley Post Office at 441 8th Avenue in Manhattan. Staples is offering free copies, up to 20 pages, of tax returns at this location from 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. to make it easy for tax filers to retain copies of their important tax documents.

Additionally, on April 15, Staples Copy & Print Centers nationwide will provide free copies, up to 20 pages, of 2007 tax returns to urge customers to also keep a hard copy of their tax returns.

"Staples is bringing copiers curbside in NYC to help make a stressful day easier for last-minute filers and to communicate the importance of keeping copies of tax-related forms," said John Burke, senior vice president of business services at Staples. "Nothing is easier to access and more reliable than a paper copy of your taxes, which is why Staples is also offering free copies of tax returns nationwide."

According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), e-filing is off to a fast start in 2008 with more than 38 million tax returns filed electronically as of March 3, up five percent from the 36 million returns filed during the same period last year. Tax experts recommend keeping a hard copy on file in case of mistakes or questions from the IRS once tax returns have been submitted, including worksheets, payroll records, receipts, year-end interest statements and canceled checks reported in the return.

Staples Copy & Print Centers, located in all Staples stores, are full-service centers that make copying and printing easy for small businesses and guarantee its quality and service. Some of the services offered include digital color copying and printing, self-copiers, laminating, cutting, folding and various types of binding and many more. In addition to its in-store Copy & Print Centers, Staples also recently introduced its new Copy & Print Shop format to New York City. With convenient locations at 38th & Madison, 14th & 6th Ave. and 50th and 3rd Ave, these shops serve customers' high-quality copy and print needs, while providing a fast shopping experience for essential supplies and a "mobile office" for professionals on the go.

For a complete list of more than 1,400 Staples US store locations, visit www.staples.com.

About Staples

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.


    CONTACT: Staples, Inc.
             Jackie Guzman, 561-995-1998
             jguzman@tilsonpr.com
             or
             Katie Sullivan, 508-253-0879
             katie.sullivan@staples.com

    SOURCE: Staples, Inc.