FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 6, 2013--
Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today that its Board of Directors has
declared a quarterly cash dividend on Staples, Inc. common stock of
$0.12 per share, an increase of nine percent over the previous quarterly
cash dividend of $0.11 per share. On an annualized basis, the quarterly
dividend is equal to $0.48 per share compared to $0.44 per share that
the Company paid in 2012. The dividend is payable on April 18, 2013, to
shareholders of record on March 29, 2013.
Staples is the world’s largest office products company and second
largest internet retailer. For 26 years, Staples has served the needs of
business customers and its vision is to provide every product businesses
need to succeed. Through its world-class retail, online and delivery
capabilities, Staples offers office supplies, technology products and
services, facilities and breakroom supplies, furniture, copy and print
services and a wide range of other product categories. With thousands of
associates worldwide dedicated to making it easy for businesses of all
sizes, Staples operates throughout North and South America, Europe,
Asia, Australia and New Zealand. 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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