Staples, Inc. [SPLS] EVP of Global Growth, Shira Goodman, to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

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ADVISORY, Jan. 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Staples, Inc. [SPLS] will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square. Staples, Inc. is taking the latest step in its reinvention with the launch of "Make More Happen," a new tagline and campaign focused on how Staples' expanded product assortment helps businesses succeed. The campaign showcases the new Staples, the world's second largest internet retailer with more products in more categories with more ways to shop. The brand re-launch includes a twist on Staples' iconic logo and the first change to its tagline in more than 10 years.

Staples is adding thousands of new products every day with an expanded product assortment that appeals to businesses across a wide range of industries from medical and restaurants to professional services and retail.

In honor of this occasion, Shira Goodman, Executive Vice President, Global Growth, Staples, will ring the Opening Bell.

Where:

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

When:

Friday, January 10, 2014 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Contact:
Carrie McElwee
(508) 253-1405
Carrie.mcelwee@staples.com

NASDAQ MarketSite:
Christine Barna
(646) 441-5310
Christine.Barna@nasdaqomx.com

Feed Information:
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Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx.

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About Staples, Inc. [SPLS]:

Staples makes more happen with more products and more ways to shop. Through its world-class retail, online and delivery capabilities, Staples lets customers shop however and whenever they want, whether it's in-store, online or on mobile devices. Staples offers more products than ever, such as technology, facilities and breakroom supplies, furniture, safety supplies, medical supplies, and Copy and Print services. Staples has been making it easy for businesses for 27 years with thousands of associates worldwide. Headquartered outside of Boston, Staples operates throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. More information about Staples (Nasdaq:SPLS) is available at www.staples.com.

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