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Staples, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2012 Dividend

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Staples, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2012 Dividend17:00 EDT Tuesday, September 11, 2012 FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (Business Wire) -- Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend on Staples, Inc. common stock of $0.11 per share. The dividend is payable on October 18, 2012, to shareholders of record on September 28, 2012. 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 88,000 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. Staples, Inc.Media Contact:Kirk Saville/Owen Davis508-253-8530/8468orInvestor Contact:Chris Powers/Kevin Barry508-253-4632/1487