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Staples Expands Presence in South Africa and Romania

Partners with Bidvest Waltons and Dacris to Grow Presence in EMEA Region

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. & AMSTERDAM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 13, 2015-- Staples, Inc., one of the largest internet retailers in the world, today announced a partnership with Bidvest Waltons, South Africa’s leading office products company, and Dacris, a major distributor of office supplies in Romania.

These partnerships will enable customers with global presence to further extend their global procurement programs through a single source solution and thereby simplify ordering processes, identify ways to reduce overall costs and gain better insights into their spending trends.

“Our goal is to help our customers consolidate spend by allowing them to purchase everything they need from a single source,” said Christian Horn, Senior Vice President, Staples Advantage, Europe. “Our wide offering and our ability to serve more customers in more regions will help businesses run a more productive and sustainable workplace at the lowest possible total cost.”

Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples which services larger organizations of 20 or more employees up to the Fortune 1000 helps customers make more happen with more products, greater cost savings and improved ordering efficiencies. It provides its customers with a one source solution featuring comprehensive products and services including office supplies, technology, printing, promotional products, furniture and facility supplies, along with a customized level of account support and best-in-class customer service.

About Staples:
Staples is the world’s top office products company and one of the largest internet retailers. For 30 years, Staples has served the needs of business customers and its vision is to provide everything customers 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.

Source: Staples, Inc.

Media Contact:
Staples, Inc.
Shweta Agarwal, 508-253-8249
shweta.agarwal@staples.com