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Staples, Inc. Names Michael Patriarca Senior Vice President, Quill

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 11, 2008--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced the appointment of Michael Patriarca to senior vice president of Quill, who assumes leadership of the catalog and online business serving small and medium-sized businesses. Patriarca reports to Joe Doody, president of Staples North American Delivery.

"Mike brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new leadership role," said Doody. "He is well prepared to help drive the Quill business and advance the highest levels of customer service."

In his new position as senior vice president, Patriarca will have overall responsibility for Quill's Marketing, Sales, Merchandising, IS, Finance and Customer Relations functions. Previously, he was vice president of Merchandising at Quill. Patriarca started his career with Staples in 1993 in Finance, and became director of finance for US Stores in 1997. In 2000, he joined Quill as vice president and controller and became vice president of Quill operations in 2003 with overall responsibility for distribution, supply chain, delivery and call center operations. More information about Quill is available at

About Staples

Staples, the world's largest office products company, is committed to making it easy for customers to buy a wide range of office products, including supplies, technology, furniture, and business services. With $27 billion in sales, Staples serves businesses of all sizes and consumers in 27 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. In July 2008, Staples acquired Corporate Express, one of the world's leading suppliers of office products to businesses and institutions. Staples invented the office superstore concept in 1986 and is headquartered outside Boston. More information about Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) is available at

CONTACT: Staples, Inc.
Owen Davis, 508-253-8468
SOURCE: Staples, Inc.