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Chicago Cubs and OfficeMax Announce Partnership

Friday, May 03, 2013

Chicago Cubs and OfficeMax Announce Partnership

08:00 EDT Friday, May 03, 2013

OfficeMax Named Official Office Products Supplier of the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field, With In-Ballpark Advertising, Printing Support and OfficeMax-Sponsored Ernie Banks Promotional Day June 8

NAPERVILLE, Ill., May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- OfficeMax® Incorporated (NYSE:OMX), a leader in office supplies, technology and services, today announced a partnership with the Chicago Cubs that marks OfficeMax as the official office products supplier to the Cubs and Wrigley Field, and provides the Chicagoland company with in-ballpark branding at Wrigley Field.

The two-year partnership includes OfficeMax advertising on the Chicago Cubs website and branding on Wrigley Field's outfield camera shed in the middle of the iconic Budweiser Bleachers. OfficeMax WorkplaceSM Print and Document Services also prints the Cubs' gameday coupons that are handed out to fans throughout the baseball season.

"The Cubs have a rich tradition of working with strong corporate brands that are dedicated to Chicago, Chicago Cubs baseball and its fans. We're pleased to add OfficeMax into our family of sponsors and suppliers to continue this rich tradition," said Colin Faulkner, vice president, Sales and Partnerships, Chicago Cubs.

OfficeMax and its business-to-business OfficeMax Workplace division have a strong presence in the Chicagoland area, serving local businesses and consumers through an integrated sales and customer service team, and nearly 40 stores and two distribution facilities in the immediate region. OfficeMax multi-national headquarters are also located in Naperville. The company is dedicated to the growth and improvement of Chicagoland area, and is involved in the community through various activities including title sponsorship of the OfficeMax Hockey City Classic in February, 2012 title sponsorship of the annual OfficeMax Green Tie Ball in conjunction with Chicago Gateway Green, and marquee sponsorship of the 2012 Human Rights Campaign Chicago Gala Dinner and Auction.

"OfficeMax is proud to sponsor the Chicago Cubs and its iconic ballpark, which together are a destination of choice for many residents and visitors," said Ravi Saligram, President and CEO of OfficeMax.  "We are committed to serving our hometown, not only as Chicago's source for office supplies, interiors, print, technology and services, but also as a vital business dedicated to enriching this great city where our customers, business partners and associates live, work and play."

 "We share Chicago's excitement for America's favorite pastime and are pleased to partner with the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field to be their official office products supplier," said John Kenning, executive vice president and president of OfficeMax Workplace. "Adding these iconic names to our portfolio of clients further demonstrates our capabilities to serve organizations of all kinds."

On June 8, OfficeMax will host the Ernie Banks Jersey Flag Day at Wrigley Field, when the first 10,000 fans entering the ballpark will receive a flag featuring the retired Ernie Banks jersey.

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; OfficeMaxWorkplace.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 2013 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 Incorporated

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