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Staples, Inc. To Webcast 2002 Investor Conference

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Oct 8, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced it will host a live Internet broadcast of its 2002 Investor Conference, beginning at 8 a.m. EST, on Wednesday, October 9, 2002. The event, featuring presentations by Staples' senior management team, will be held at Staples' Corporate Center in Framingham, Mass.

Individuals may access the broadcast from Staples' Web site directly at A replay of the conference will be available on the company's Web site from 9 a.m. EST on Thursday, October 10, 2002 through midnight on Thursday, October 24, 2002.

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 approximately 53,000 associates serving customers through more than 1,400 office superstores, mail order catalogs, e-commerce and a contract business. More information about the company is available at


Staples, Inc.
Investor Contact:
Laurel Lefebvre, 508/253-4080
Director, Investor Relations
Media Contact:
Paul Capelli, 508/253-8530
Vice President, Public Relations