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Staples, Inc. [SPLS] President of U.S. Stores to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell to Kick Off the Back to School Shopping Season

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ADVISORY, July 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

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 10th as the official first day of the 2012 back-to-school shopping season.

For the fifth consecutive year, the company will open the NASDAQ market and sound the "First Bell" by and announcing guaranteed savings on an amazing assortment of supplies, technology and new products through several exciting deals.

In honor of the occasion, Demos Parneros, president of U.S. Stores for Staples, Inc., will preside over the NASDAQ Opening Bell.

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET      

Contact:

Tracy Tilson

(561) 998-1995

ttilson@tilsonpr.com

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Jen Knapp

(212) 401-8916

Jennifer.knapp@nasdaqomx.com

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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at:

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Photos:

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About Staples, Inc. [SPLS] - N100:

Staples is the world's largest office products company and a trusted source for office solutions. The company provides products, services and expertise in office supplies, copy & print, technology, facilities and breakroom, and furniture. Staples invented the office superstore concept in 1986 and now has annual sales of $25 billion, ranking second in the world in eCommerce sales. With 88,000 associates worldwide, Staples operates in 26 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia, making it easy for businesses of all sizes, and consumers. The company is headquartered outside Boston. More information about Staples (Nasdaq:SPLS) is available at www.staples.com/media.

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