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OfficeMax Announces Appointment of John Kenning to Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Board

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

OfficeMax Announces Appointment of John Kenning to Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Board08:00 EST Wednesday, November 28, 2012CHICAGO, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OfficeMax® Incorporated (NYSE:OMX), a leader in office and facility supplies, technology and services, announced today that John Kenning, executive vice president and president of OfficeMax Workplace, was appointed to the board of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, one of the largest and most influential Chambers in the nation.(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121128/CG19777) "I'm honored to join with my peers to advance the Chicagoland Chamber's objectives of helping area businesses to grow and promoting the economic development of the region," said Kenning. "At OfficeMax, we believe in the extraordinary value of building relationships with other businesses and the success that can be achieved through collaboration. Our company has long been dedicated to the growth and success of Chicago, and it is my privilege to work with the Chamber Board as an advocate for creating a community of innovation and opportunity throughout the Chicagoland area."  "I'm pleased to welcome John as one of the newest members of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors," said Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board and Charter One and RBS Citizens, Illinois and Michigan President Scott C. Swanson. "By pooling resources to serve as the 'Voice of Business' for the greater Chicago area, the Chicagoland Chamber strives to make ours the most business-friendly region in the country by engaging in aggressive public policy and economic development initiatives, creating meaningful events and programs, and connecting our members to each other and the community. As Chairman of the Board, it's an honor to work with our community's extraordinary leadership and talented staff to implement strategic initiatives for the betterment of our region. We welcome John to the table, and I look forward to working with him in the months to come." OfficeMax has a strong presence in the Chicagoland area, serving local businesses and consumers through an integrated sales and customer service team, and more than 40 stores and two distribution facilities in the immediate region. OfficeMax multi-national headquarters are also located in Naperville. OfficeMax is involved in the community through various activities that include being the title sponsor for the upcoming Hockey City Classic in February 2013.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, print and document services, technology products and solutions, and furniture to businesses and consumers.  OfficeMax consumers and business customers are served by approximately 29,000 associates through OfficeMax.com; OfficeMaxSolutions.com and Reliable.com; more than 900 stores in the U.S. and Mexico; and 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.About Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Founded in 1904, we are a private, non-profit business assistance and economic development organization. With 2,600 members, representing over 1.3 million individual employees in the six-county Northeastern Illinois region (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry & Will), we are the largest Chamber of Commerce in Illinois and one of the largest in the nation. Our mission is to make Chicagoland the most business-friendly region in America and to enhance our members' success through aggressive advocacy, member benefits, services, and actionable information.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. Media ContactInvestor Contact                              Julie TreonMike Steele630 864 6155630 864 6826SOURCE OfficeMax Incorporated