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Staples Announces Teacher Appreciation Day Winners

Ten Lucky Winners Were Selected Representing Seven States FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – November 17, 2000 – Staples Inc., (NASDAQ:SPLS), today announced the winners of its Teacher Appreciation Day sweepstakes. The Staples Teacher Appreciation Day program was an opportunity for Staples to reward educators for all their hard work and dedication. Educators were invited to visit their local Staples store or participate online at to receive a complimentary gift and enter to win one of $35,000 in prizes. Staples awarded ten grand-prize winners with $500 in cash and $500 in school supplies. One hundred first-prize winners received $250 each in school supplies. “We recognize the valuable work and dedication of our nation’s educators. Our intention with Teacher Appreciation Day is to reward educators for their commitment to education with some of the things they need the most – school supplies,” said Robert Moore, executive vice president of marketing for Staples.

Staples Grand Prize Winners:
Walnut Creek Middle School, West Bloomfield MI
University of San Diego High School, San Diego CA
George L. Snowden School, Farmersville CA
Highlander Way Middle School, Howell MI
McAlister Middle School, Suffield CT
Cochranton Jr./Sr. High School, Cochranton PA
North Fredrick Elementary, Frederick MD
Public School 32, Flushing NY
Jefferson Elementary, Pasadena CA
Childcare Network, Jacksonville NC

Staples Inc., (NASDAQ:SPLS), is a $9 billion provider of office supplies, furniture, technology and services to consumers and businesses of all sizes in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands and Portugal. Headquartered near Boston, Staples invented the office superstore concept and is the largest operator of office superstores in the world. The company has 50,000 employees who help customers slash the cost and hassle of running their businesses through more than 1,200 retail superstores, an e-commerce business, direct mail order operations under the brands of Staples and subsidiary Quill Corporation, and a national accounts contract business. More information about the company is available at