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The Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN) Awards Managed Print Solutions Contract to Office Depot

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Agreement Enables Office Depot To Provide On-Demand Print Services To Thousands Of Government Agencies Throughout The Country</i> </p>

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN) Awards Managed Print Solutions Contract to Office Depot09:00 EDT Monday, March 18, 2013 BOCA RATON, Fla. (Business Wire) -- Office Depot® (NYSE: ODP), a leading global provider of office products and services, today announced it has been awarded a joint contract for Managed Print Solutions by The Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN). The new agreement with Office Depot provides copy and print services at significant discounts to eligible public agency customers. TCPN customers looking for cost savings across an entire fleet of copiers, printers and multi-function devices can rely on Office Depot as a vendor neutral consultant. With in- depth assessments and the broadest range of multi-vendor equipment options, Office Depot will deliver significant cost savings and productivity gains. For TCPN members with internal print shops, Office Depot can eliminate the need for ongoing expenditures in expensive printing equipment with a comprehensive suite of document outsourcing options. “Office Depot is proud to once again have the opportunity to partner with TCPN to provide government customers with unprecedented value and service through our customized Managed Print Solutions,” said Mike Harvey, Vice President, Managed Print Services at Office Depot. “Office Depot has enjoyed a great relationship with TCPN spanning many years, and through our broad range of solutions, members can now optimize printing at a pace and cost that makes sense for them.” Since 1997, Office Depot has served as a provider of office and school supplies and services for TCPN's public and non-profit agencies. The continuation of this partnership provides significant savings to customers, ultimately saving taxpayers' dollars. "Office Depot continues to offer great solutions that enable our members to control their operating expenses and increase productivity," said Tray Moses, Director of Operations and Business Development for TCPN. "Through this new contract, public agencies across the country will be able to save significant money each year on printing services.” To learn more about the products and services available on the TCPN contract, visit business.officedepot.com. About Office Depot Office Depot provides office supplies and services through 1,629 worldwide retail stores, a dedicated sales force, top-rated catalogs, and global e-commerce operations. Office Depot has annual sales of approximately $10.7 billion, employs about 38,000 associates, and serves customers in 59 countries around the world. Office Depot's common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ODP. Additional press information can be found at: http://news.officedepot.com. About The Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN) TCPN is a governmental agency that contracts on behalf of K-12 schools, local governments, colleges and universities. All TCPN contracts are competitively bid, evaluated, and awarded by a government entity serving in the lead agency role. TCPN contracts are available for use and benefit all entities that must comply with state purchasing laws (public and private schools, colleges and universities, cities, counties, non-profits, and all governmental entities). Office DepotJason Shockley, 561-438-0037Jason.Shockley@officedepot.com