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Intranets.com Delivers its Intranet Solutions to Staples.com Small Business Customers

Alliance with Staples.com Provides Small Businesses with Secure, Private Work Space on the Web

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 4, 2001--Intranets.com (www.intranets.com), the world's largest provider of Web-based intranets, today announced an alliance with Staples.com to deliver an intranet solution to Staples Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) small business customers. Staples.com provides office supplies, services, content and community over the Internet.

Staples small business customers can quickly and easily create their own intranet on the Web through a fully functional version of Intranets.com's business communication applications. The service is now available through Staples.com on its Business Services site at http://www.staples.com/BizServices/tech_comm/intranets.asp.

"Staples is a leading player in the small business Web space, and this partnership will expose a broad small business customer base to our product," said Rick Faulk, CEO of Intranets.com. "Intranets.com will help Staples increase the breadth of its strong Business Services area and further gain customer loyalty."

Staples.com users will be able to take advantage of Intranets.com's extensive applications selection, including document libraries, communication tools, polling capabilities, as well as wireless access, 100MB of storage, task management tools, and expense report applications.

"A growing number of small businesses are looking to intranets to facilitate collaboration and improve productivity," said Mitch Gross, vice president of business services at Staples. "Intranets.com is a strong addition to Staples Business Services as we work to provide small businesses with a full set of web services, from dial up and broadband Internet access to web design to hosting to e-commerce solutions. Now our customers have access to a valuable tool that will enable them to effectively communicate with their employees, customers and suppliers."

For more information on partnering with Intranets.com, please contact Glenn Sinclair at 781-932-0960 or gsinclair@intranets.com.

About Intranets.com

Intranets.com is the world's largest intranet service provider offering corporations, small businesses and non-profit/educational groups a secure, Web-based workplace for group communication and collaboration. Intranets.com is a simple, fast and affordable way for corporations and small businesses to deploy an enterprise-quality intranet. The company's partnership program allows companies targeting online customers to deliver branded intranets with features such as document sharing, hosted e-mail and group calendars as a revenue-generating, value-added service. Privately-held Intranets.com is based in Woburn, Massachusetts, with worldwide offices in Tokyo and in the Netherlands. For more information, visit www.intranets.com, e-mail webmaster@intranets.com or call 888-932-2600 or 781-932-0960.

About Staples

Staples, Inc. is an $11 billion retailer of office supplies, business services, furniture and technology to consumers and businesses from home-based businesses to Fortune 500 companies in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands and Portugal. Headquartered outside Boston, Staples invented the office superstore concept and today is the largest operator of office superstores in the world. The company has over 50,000 employees serving customers through more than 1,300 office superstores, mail order catalogs, e-commerce and a contract business. More information about the company is available at http://www.staples.com.

Intranets.com is a trademark of Intranets.com, Inc. Other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

CONTACT: The Weber Group for Intranets.com
Ryan Mahoney/Elisa Miller
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