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Staples Makes Technology Easy for Winner of Staples “Tech'd Out” Sweepstakes

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>Prize Package from Staples includes Top Technology Products from a Computer, E-Reader and Tablet to consult from tech expert Mario Armstrong</b></i> </p>

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Staples Makes Technology Easy for Winner of Staples “Tech'd Out” Sweepstakes07:55 EST Wednesday, December 28, 2011 FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (Business Wire) -- Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), the world's largest office products company, is making technology easy for one lucky winner this holiday season. Just in time for the new year, Staples today announced Patricia Ruben from Winnsboro, Louisiana as the winner of the Staples “Tech'd Out” Sweepstakes. Ms. Ruben will receive an ultimate technology makeover for her home courtesy of Staples including a prize package and consultation from tech expert Mario Armstrong. “Staples is a tremendous destination for technology products and services,” said Christine Mallon, vice president of retail marketing for Staples, Inc. “That's why we are so excited to help Ms. Ruben with easy solutions for all her technology needs to start 2012 fully connected.” The Staples “Tech'd Out” Sweeps launched in November and ended in mid-December with Ms. Ruben's name being drawn as the winner from more than 118,000 entries. Throughout the sweepstakes, consumers visited www.staples.com/techdoutsweeps to get tech tips from Mario Armstrong and had a chance to enter to win an ultimate technology makeover for their home or small business courtesy of Staples. Ms. Ruben will receive a prize package from Staples worth more than $2700 including a new computer, tablet, wireless printer, e-reader, networking accessories and EasyTech services. From laptops to tablets to e-readers, Staples is the destination for all technology at great prices. Additionally, Staples EasyTech associates make it easy for customers to get “tech'd out” with a wide range of technology services such as new computer set-up, hardware and software installations, data transfer and security, and repair and troubleshooting. About Staples Staples is the world's largest office products company and a trusted source for office solutions. The company provides products, services and expertise in office supplies, copy & print, technology, facilities and breakroom, and furniture. Staples invented the office superstore concept in 1986 and now has annual sales of $25 billion, ranking second in the world in eCommerce sales. With 90,000 associates worldwide, Staples operates in 26 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia, making it easy for businesses of all sizes, and consumers. The company is headquartered outside Boston. More information about Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com/media. Follow Staples on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/staples and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/staples. for StaplesSamantha Halpern, 401-278-4471shalpern@duffyshanley.comorStaplesKaren Pevenstein, 508-253-0879Karen.Pevenstein@Staples.com