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OfficeMax Announces Departure of Chief Merchandising Officer

Friday, November 04, 2011

OfficeMax Announces Departure of Chief Merchandising Officer16:01 EDT Friday, November 04, 2011NAPERVILLE, Ill., Nov. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OfficeMax® Incorporated (NYSE: OMX), a leader in office supplies, technology and services, today announced that Ryan Vero, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer, will be leaving the company effective December 2, 2011.  Michael Lewis, executive vice president and president of retail, will continue to provide oversight to the marketing and merchandising teams."Since joining OfficeMax in 1994, Ryan has made many contributions throughout the company," said Ravi Saligram, president and CEO of OfficeMax.  "We appreciate his dedicated service and hard work.  With Michael Lewis working closely with our teams, we expect it will be a smooth transition."OfficeMax is initiating a search for a chief merchandising officer immediately. 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. Contacts     Mike SteeleTony Giuliano           630 864 6826630 864 6800SOURCE OfficeMax Incorporated