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Staples Europe Announces Executive Changes
Amee Chande appointed managing director UK retail & direct; Andrew Gabriel appointed director of technology & services European retail

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Jun 02, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Staples Europe today announced the appointments of Amee Chande to managing director UK retail & direct and Andrew Gabriel to director of technology and services European retail.

"Amee brings her strategic expertise and deep knowledge of the company to drive improvement in our UK business," said Rob Vale, president of Staples Europe. "Through her leadership, customers will turn to Staples as their trusted source for office solutions."

Chande will have overall responsibility for Staples retail and delivery businesses in the UK, a key market for the company. Chande joined Staples in 2009 as senior vice president of strategy, responsible for developing and driving the company's growth agenda.

Gabriel will lead the development of technology and services initiatives for Staples retail operations in Europe. He will work with the company's retail businesses worldwide to advance these important growth initiatives. Gabriel currently serves as managing director of UK retail & direct.

"Andrew will play an important part in growing our technology and service offerings to retail customers across Europe," said Vale.

About Staples

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

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