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Staples, Inc. Appoints Lisa Scopa Vice President, Treasurer

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Apr 28, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced the promotion of Lisa Scopa to vice president, treasurer. Scopa, formerly director of corporate financial planning and analysis, will report to John Mahoney, vice chairman and chief financial officer.

"Lisa has demonstrated great leadership at Staples," said Mahoney. "Through her diverse experience across our business unit, corporate finance and international finance teams, Lisa will play an important part in our success in the years to come."

After joining Staples in 2001, Scopa held increasing roles of responsibility in financial planning and analysis and became the director of corporate FP&A in 2005. Prior to Staples, she held a variety of positions in finance and corporate development at IBM, IBM Lotus Software, Hearst Corporation and Sterling Winthrop, Inc. Scopa earned a BS in economics from University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, and received her MBA in finance at New York University's Stern School of Business.

Scopa succeeds Nick Hotchkin who has been appointed senior vice president of finance for Staples US Retail business.

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 and services. Our broad selection of office supplies, electronics, technology and office furniture as well as business services, including computer repair and copying and printing, helps our customers run their offices efficiently. With 2009 sales of $24 billion and 91,000 associates worldwide, Staples operates in 25 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia serving businesses of all sizes and consumers. Staples invented the office superstore concept in 1986 and today ranks second worldwide in e-commerce sales. The company is headquartered outside Boston. More information about Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com/media.

SOURCE: Staples, Inc.

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