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Staples.com Names Anne-Marie Keane to Head Business-to-Business E-commerce

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 6, 1999--Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) today named Anne-Marie Keane, formerly vice president of contract marketing, to the newly created position of vice president, business-to-business electronic commerce, reporting to Jeanne M. Lewis, president of Staples.com.

In her new position, Keane will lead the strategy, development and implementation of customized business-to-business e-commerce solutions for medium-to-large-sized contract business customers. In addition, she will manage the introduction of StaplesLink.com, the company's new e-commerce site that will replace Staples Network Advantage Plus (SNAP) this month.

"Anne-Marie has been integral in building Staples' presence and visibility as a competitive contract office supplier," said Lewis. "I look forward to working with Anne-Marie in this exciting e-commerce market as we strive to be the preeminent online office supplier to businesses of all sizes."

Keane joined Staples in 1992 and has held a variety of positions within the company's marketing, merchandising and strategy organizations. Most recently, she created the Contract and Commercial Division's marketing organization to support the company's sales force. Prior to joining Staples, Keane was a consultant at Monitor Company in Cambridge, Mass., where she assisted Fortune 500 companies in creating winning retail and marketing strategies. Keane holds a M.B.A from Harvard University and a B.A. from Dartmouth College. A former resident of Palos Verdes, Calif., she currently resides in Weston, Mass., with her husband and two children.

About Staples.com

Staples.com is Staples Inc.'s newly formed e-commerce business unit, focused on becoming the preeminent online office supply retailer to businesses of all sizes. The unit provides innovative online procurement solutions tailored to both small and large companies designed to slash the cost and hassle of running a business.

About Staples

Staples Inc. is a $7 billion retailer of office supplies, furniture and technology to consumers and business from home-based businesses to Fortune 500 companies in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Germany. 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 66,000 employees serving customers through more than 1,000 office superstores, mail order catalogs, e-commerce and a contract business. More information about the company is available at http://www.staples.com.