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Texas Comptroller Office Brings OfficeMax to State Co-Ops and Agencies

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Texas Comptroller Office Brings OfficeMax to State Co-Ops and Agencies16:51 EST Tuesday, December 07, 2010Texas-Based HUB Businesses Collaborate with OfficeMax to Deliver Quality Products and Program Savings; Texas Institute for the Blind and Handicapped Products FeaturedNAPERVILLE, Ill., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- OfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE: OMX), a leader in office products and services, has been awarded State of Texas Contract #615-A1 for general office products, effective on December 1, 2010.  This contract allows more than 2,000 Texas state agencies and cooperatives to access OfficeMax's extensive product selection, including environmentally preferable products and Texas-sourced products, with standard next-day-delivery service."OfficeMax is proud to serve the State of Texas, its agencies and cooperatives," said Jim Durkin, executive vice president, global sales for OfficeMax.  "OfficeMax is a committed member of the Texas community, with numerous business operations and thousands of Texas-based associates.  We are excited to support our Texas HUB partners through this contract and look forward to bringing Texas agencies and cooperatives the best products and service in the state."OfficeMax is collaborating with Texas Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) to fulfill State of Texas office product orders.  Austin-based Lone Star Supplies and two Houston-based businesses, Today's Business Solutions and Sunrise Delivery, will support OfficeMax purchases to state agencies and cooperatives. Texas state agencies and cooperatives will enjoy extensive product selection and award-winning service from OfficeMax.  OfficeMax will offer products from the Texas Institute for the Blind and Handicapped (TIBH) in addition to the company's range of national and private brand products. OfficeMax will service State of Texas Contract #615-A1 via TxSmartBuy, and direct on the OfficeMax online purchasing website, www.officemaxsolutions.com , beginning December 1, 2010.  About OfficeMaxOfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE: OMX) is a leader in both business-to-business office products solutions and retail office products. The OfficeMax mission is simple. We help our customers do their best work. The company provides office supplies and paper, in-store print and document services through OfficeMax ImPress®, technology products and solutions, and furniture to consumers and to large, medium and small businesses. OfficeMax customers are served by approximately 32,000 associates through direct sales, catalogs, e-commerce and more than 1,000 stores. To find the nearest OfficeMax, call 1-877-OFFICEMAX. For more information, visit http://www.officemax.com/. OfficeMax Media Contacts:OfficeMax Investor Contact:William BonnerJennifer RookMichael Steele630-864-6057630-864-6057630-864-6826SOURCE OfficeMax IncorporatedFor further information: Media, William Bonner, +1-630-864-6057, or Jennifer Rook, +1-630-864-6057, or Investors, Michael Steele, +1-630-864-6826, all of OfficeMax Incorporated