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Staples(R) and Donald Trump Bring Affordable Luxury to the Office

Trump Office(TM) for Staples Unveils New Collection of Executive Chairs

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 10, 2007--Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced the launch of Trump Office(TM) for Staples, a collection of executive chairs designed exclusively for Staples by the Trump brand. Inspired by the lifestyle of Donald J. Trump, the new line of chairs brings affordable luxury, style and quality from the boardroom to the every day office.

"Understanding that the Trump name personifies quality and success, and given Staples' commitment to offering our customers new and innovative products, teaming up with Donald Trump is a perfect fit," said Ron Sargent, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Staples, Inc. "Together we have built a collection that reflects high quality and elegance while also being affordable."

"Your office should represent success, sophistication and style. The Trump Office for Staples collection is a perfect fit for any home or office," said Donald J. Trump, Chairman and President of The Trump Organization. "This collection is made of solidly crafted executive chairs that are not only beautiful, but also extremely comfortable."

Trump Office for Staples consists of five executive chairs that make it easy to add personal style to any home or office. The unique collection is crafted with a solid construction, artistic details and has a comfortable lumbar support system. Each chair is made of stain resistant, heavy duty rated fabrics and leathers and has an 11-step scuff resistant wood finish. In addition, precision height and tilt controls allow customization to fit any personal preference. Customers can visit any local Staples store for a test sit of Trump Office for Staples and order online at www.staples.com.

Trump Office for Staples Designs

Bedminster
-- Truffle brown durable chenille fabric for comfort and performance
-- Overall dimensions: 42.3 in - 44.1 in H x 28.4 in W x 32.6 in D
-- $349.99 retail price

Bedford
-- Top grain brown leather seat and back
-- Solid hardwood construction in body of chair
-- Overall dimensions: 36.1 in - 38.1 in H x 25.9 in W x 28.1 in D
-- $399.99 retail price

Briarcliff
-- Top grain brown leather back and durable chenille tapestry seat
-- Solid hardwood construction in body of chair
-- Overall dimensions: 36.5 in - 38.2 in H x 25.5 in W x 28.3 in D
-- $399.99 retail price

Varick
-- Black top grain leather and luxurious velvet seat
-- Overall dimensions: 41.8 in - 43.9 in H x 30.1 in W x 34.9 in D
-- $499.99 retail price

Westchester
-- Chocolate brown leather
-- Button diamond tufted back treatment
-- Overall dimensions: 44.6 in - 46.6 in H x 29.1 in W x 31.3 in D
-- $549.99 retail price

Staples

Staples, Inc. invented the office superstore concept in 1986 and today is the world's largest office products company. With 74,000 talented associates, the company is committed to making it easy to buy a wide range of office products, including supplies, technology, furniture, and business services. With 2006 sales of $18.2 billion, Staples serves consumers and businesses ranging from home-based businesses to Fortune 500 companies in 22 countries throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia. Headquartered outside of Boston, Staples operates approximately 1,900 office superstores and also serves its customers through mail order catalog, e-commerce and contract businesses. More information is available at www.staples.com.

The Trump Organization

The Trump Organization encompasses global real estate development and global licensing, sales and marketing, property management, golf course development, entertainment, entertainment and product licensing, brand development as well as restaurants and event planning. Donald J. Trump is the Chairman and President of the Trump Organization, a privately held company in New York. (www.Trump.com)

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CONTACT: Staples, Inc.
Amy Shanler, 508-253-6709
amy.shanler@staples.com
or
For Staples, Inc.
Matt McQueen, 212-714-1280
mmcqueen@taylorpr.com
or
The Trump Organization
Cathy Hoffman Glosser, 212-715-7293
cglosser@trumporg.com

SOURCE: Staples, Inc.