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Office Depot “Wows” This Holiday Season with Time-Saving Solutions, Bigger Gifts and Better Savings

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>National Survey Commissioned by Office Depot Finds the Gift of Time or Money Tops Everyone's Wish List</i> </p>

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Office Depot “Wows” This Holiday Season with Time-Saving Solutions, Bigger Gifts and Better Savings09:00 EST Thursday, November 15, 2012 BOCA RATON, Fla. (Business Wire) -- Office Depot (NYSE:ODP) today announced results from the Office Depot Holiday Survey that revealed nationwide shoppers' perspectives on the hottest products and top trends for the upcoming season. Among the most notable survey findings, results showed that a majority of shoppers (58%) prefer to have the gift of time or money, even over more family (24%) and friends (5%), this holiday season. With shoppers' holiday wishes top of mind, Office Depot is helping customers buy, create, personalize and ship the season's most coveted gifts. The Hottest Technology of the Season The Office Depot Holiday Survey results revealed that smartphones (44%), tablets (36%) and eReaders (32%) top the charts for leading gift choices. To cater to these customer preferences, Office Depot has stocked the hottest technology gifts, including the Kindle Fire HD, a full line of Windows 8 software, all-in-one desktops, laptops and tablets, Monster Inspiration Headphones, Keurig Vue Brewer, and smartphone accessories, including cases for iPhone® 5, for shoppers to “WOW” everyone on their lists. Personalizing Gift Giving Beyond insights on top technology gifts, survey results also uncovered that nearly 94 million Americans plan to spice up their holiday lists with customized products. Shoppers can count on Office Depot's Copy & Print Depot™ to create one-of-a-kind gifts including holiday cards for businesses and families, customized calendars, and photo gifts, such as personalized cases for iPhone® 5, tablet covers, ornaments, and canvas prints. Gifting the Gifts and Getting them Shipped To help shoppers save even more time this holiday season, Office Depot offers U.S. Postal Service and UPS in-store shipping options that allow customers to ship their gifts immediately after purchasing them. With Americans spending approximately 3.5 hours standing in line during the festive season, according to the Office Depot Holiday Survey, these convenient shipping options allow shoppers to quickly go from check out to ship out, at all Office Depot destinations, nationwide. Catering specifically to the busy shopper, the convenient shipping services are also available during weekends and late evenings, at times when customers are most likely to tackle their holiday shopping. “Time and money are at the top of our customers' wish lists, and with the most popular gifts at all the right prices, Office Depot is a true one-stop-shop for the holidays,” said Bob Moore, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Merchandising Officer for Office Depot. “We are ready to ‘WOW' our customers this year, with everything they need to round out their holiday shopping experience.” For all these great holiday gift options and services, please visit your local Office Depot retail store location or www.officedepot.com. To become a fan of Office Depot on Facebook and receive exclusive content, offers and more, please visit www.facebook.com/officedepot. To follow Office Depot on Twitter, please visit www.twitter.com/officedepot. For full survey findings please click here.About the Office Depot Holiday Shopping Survey The Office Depot Holiday Shopping survey was conducted by Kelton Research and supported by Office Depot. The survey was conducted among 1,000 nationally representative American adults ages 18 and older via telephone. About Office Depot Office Depot provides office supplies and services through 1,675 worldwide retail stores, a dedicated sales force, top-rated catalogs, and global e-commerce operations. Office Depot has annual sales of approximately $11.5 billion, employs about 39,000 associates, and serves customers in 60 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://mediarelations.officedepot.com and http://socialpress.officedepot.com/. About Kelton Research Kelton Research is a market research and strategy consultancy that works with some of the world's largest and most recognizable brands to help them better understand and connect with consumers. Kelton provides highly customized qualitative and quantitative research for a wide variety of companies across multiple sectors including many in the Fortune 500. For more information, please see http://www.keltonglobal.com/. Office DepotElise Askenazi, 561-438-1447Elise.Askenazi@officedepot.com