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OfficeMax Elects V. James Marino to Board of Directors

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

OfficeMax Elects V. James Marino to Board of Directors16:21 EDT Wednesday, October 19, 2011NAPERVILLE, Ill., Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OfficeMax® Incorporated (NYSE: OMX), a leader in office supplies, technology and services, announced today that V. James Marino has been elected to serve on the company's board of directors."We are delighted to welcome Jim to the Board of OfficeMax," said Rakesh Gangwal, Chairman of OfficeMax.  "He brings significant expertise, insight and years of experience as a successful business leader, and we will benefit from having his perspective on the board."Mr. Marino, 61, recently retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of Alberto-Culver Company, a personal care products company, roles he had held since November 2006.  Mr. Marino previously served as President of Alberto Culver Consumer Products Worldwide from 2004 to November 2006 and as President of Alberto Personal Care Worldwide, a division of Alberto Culver, from 2002 to 2004.  Mr. Marino has been a member of the board of directors of PVH Corporation, a leading apparel company, since 2007.  Mr. Marino will serve on the executive compensation and governance and nominating committees for OfficeMax. 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 businesses and individual consumers.  OfficeMax customers are served by approximately 30,000 associates through direct sales, catalogs, e-commerce and nearly 1,000 stores.  Since 2007, OfficeMax Goodworks programs have served communities and schools, contributing more than $14 million in grants and supplies to support teachers and classrooms. To find the nearest OfficeMax, call 1-877-OFFICEMAX.  For more information, visit www.officemax.com.All trademarks, service marks and trade names of OfficeMax Incorporated used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of OfficeMax Incorporated. Any other product or company names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners. ContactsMike SteeleTony Giuliano 630 864 6826630 864 6800SOURCE OfficeMax Incorporated