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Staples Inc. Names Bonnie M. Monahan Vice President of Investor Relations

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 26, 2000--Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) has named Bonnie M. Monahan vice president of Investor Relations, reporting to John J. Mahoney, the company's executive vice president and chief administrative officer.

"Bonnie's extensive financial background gives her the analytical skills necessary to lead Staples' investor relations team," said Mahoney. "Clear, consistent communications have been the hallmark of our investor relations efforts and Bonnie's expertise makes her the right person to continue that tradition."

Monahan will direct Staples' overall investor relations strategy and the company's relationships with its institutional and individual shareholders and sell-side analysts. Responsible for conveying the company's mission, strategy and financial and operational performance, she will grow Staples Inc.'s shareholder base.

An accomplished corporate finance professional, Monahan most recently served as vice president and treasurer for The Reader's Digest Association where she was responsible for global funding, foreign exchange and risk management. Prior to that, she held positions of increasing responsibility at PepsiCo, Inc., Sears, Roebuck and Company and Bankers Trust Company.

Monahan earned a bachelor's in economics from Smith College and a master's in business administration from the University of Chicago. A native of Quincy, Mass., she and her family are relocating to the Framingham area.

About Staples

Staples Inc. is a $7 billion retailer of office supplies, 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 46,000 employees serving customers through more than 1,100 office superstores, mail order catalogs, e-commerce and a contract business. More information about the company is available at

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              Shannon Lapierre
              Public Relations Manager
              Bonnie Monahan
              Vice President of Investor Relations