Staples, Inc. (SPLS) President of U.S. Retail to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell
ADVISORY, July 13, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Staples, Inc. [SPLS], the world's largest office products company and a top retail destination for back to school, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square to declare July 14th as the official first day of the 2010 back-to-school shopping season.
For the third consecutive year, the company will open the NASDAQ Stock Market with the "first bell" to remind parents and students that stores are fully stocked with a wide assortment of the newest supplies and technologies at great prices.
In honor of the occasion, Demos Parneros, President of U.S. Retail, will preside over the NASDAQ Opening Bell.
NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 at 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET
The Opening Bell is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on Galaxy 19 C/15, downlink frequency 4000 vertical. The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Robert Madden at (646) 441-5045.
An audio transmission of the Opening Bell is also available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can be found on Ascent fiber 1623 as well.
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About Staples, Inc. [SPLS]:
Staples, the world's largest office products company, is committed to making it easy for customers to buy a wide range of office products and services. Our broad selection of office supplies, electronics, technology and office furniture as well as business services, including computer repair and copying and printing, helps our customers run their offices efficiently. With 2009 sales of $24 billion and 91,000 associates worldwide, Staples operates in 26 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia serving businesses of all sizes and consumers. Staples invented the office superstore concept in 1986 and today ranks second worldwide in e-commerce sales. The company is headquartered outside Boston. More information about Staples (Nasdaq:SPLS) is available at www.staples.com/media.
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