FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 5, 2011--
Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced the appointment of Cynthia
Pevehouse to senior vice president, general counsel, effective
Jan. 3, 2012. Pevehouse will have global management responsibility for
the company’s Legal team and report to Ron Sargent, Staples’ chairman
and chief executive officer.
Staples, Inc. Appoints Cynthia Pevehouse Senior Vice President, General Counsel (Photo: Business Wire)
“Cynthia brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to Staples,” said
Sargent. “With her extensive legal management experience and proven
leadership, Cynthia will play an important part in supporting the
Pevehouse joins Staples from international law firm Steptoe & Johnson
LLP where she served as senior counsel advising senior management and
boards of directors. Previously, she served as executive vice president
and general counsel at Allianz of America Corporation. Prior to Allianz
of America, Pevehouse served in senior legal positions in the technology
industry, including general counsel at Polycom, Inc. and Ask Jeeves,
Inc. and a senior role at Compaq Computer Corporation. She holds a J.D.
from Williamette University School of Law.
Staples is the world’s largest office products company and a trusted
source for office solutions. The company provides products, services and
expertise in office supplies, copy & print, technology, facilities and
breakroom, and furniture. Staples invented the office superstore concept
in 1986 and now has annual sales of $25 billion, ranking second in the
world in eCommerce sales. With 90,000 associates worldwide, Staples
operates in 26 countries throughout North and South America, Europe,
Asia and Australia, making it easy for businesses of all sizes, and
consumers. The company is headquartered outside Boston. More information
about Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com/media.
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Source: Staples, Inc.
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