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Nation's Largest Group Purchasing Organization Honors OfficeMax with Supplier of the Year Award for Operational Excellence

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Nation's Largest Group Purchasing Organization Honors OfficeMax with Supplier of the Year Award for Operational Excellence08:00 EDT Thursday, August 09, 2012NAPERVILLE, Ill., Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OfficeMax® Incorporated (NYSE:OMX), a leader in office supplies, technology and services, has received three awards from Corporate United, the country's largest group purchasing organization, including the 2012 Supplier of the Year award for operational excellence. In announcing the Supplier of the Year award, Corporate United recognized OfficeMax for integrating the most effective operational processes to drive continuous improvement throughout daily interactions with Corporate United member companies. The organization's operational excellence standards emphasize the need to provide a best-in-class member experience through the effective delivery of products and services, utilization of technology tools, and an environment centered on solutions-based customer service."We were very pleased to honor OfficeMax with three distinct awards in 2012," said Corporate United President Marc Rosen. "As our partner for more than 14 years, OfficeMax continues to go above and beyond to exceed our members' expectations. All three of these recognitions are well-deserved." Corporate United also honored OfficeMax with its Collaboration Award for internal and external collaboration, citing the company's supply chain department for superior teamwork with Corporate United and its members. OfficeMax Account Executive Michelle Vedova also received Corporate United's award for 2012 Outstanding Supplier Representative."OfficeMax is proud to be recognized by Corporate United," said John Kenning, OfficeMax president of Contract. "Our goal is to work in close partnership with our customers to provide holistic services and solutions that help customers stay focused on succeeding in their business, so it's rewarding to know we're providing a best-in-class experience for Corporate United and its members." About OfficeMaxOfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE: OMX) is a leader in integrating products, solutions and services for the workplace, whether for business or at home.  The OfficeMax mission is simple: We provide workplace innovation that enables our customers to work better.  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 consumers.  OfficeMax customers are served by approximately 29,000 associates through e-commerce, more than 900 stores in the U.S. and Mexico, direct sales and catalogs. OfficeMax has been named one of the 2012 World's Most Ethical Companies, and is the only company in the office supply industry to receive Ethics Inside® Certification by the Ethisphere Institute.  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. OfficeMax Media Contact                                       Nicole Miller                                                                                             630.864.6069            SOURCE OfficeMax