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Office Depot, Inc. Names Veteran Technology Channel Executive To Lead Copy, Print and Tech Services

Former Verizon Executive Janet Schijns Joins Company as Senior Vice President

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 8:52 am EDT


Boca Raton, Fla.

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"Within our portfolio of service offerings, copy, print and tech services are positioned for the largest growth opportunity"

Boca Raton, Fla., July 25, 2017 – Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP), a leading provider of office products, services, and solutions, today announced that Janet Schijns, a veteran channel executive from Verizon, has joined the company in the newly created role of senior vice president, services – copy, print and tech.

Schijns will lead the strategy for copy, print and tech services, focusing on execution and growth. She will also oversee the company’s regional print production facilities to support large scale printing capabilities and the delivery needs of business customers.

“Within our portfolio of service offerings, copy, print and tech services are positioned for the largest growth opportunity,” said Troy Rice, president of retail for Office Depot, Inc. “Janet’s extensive experience and proven record of driving superior business results and leading transformations make her the absolute right fit for this role. We are more than pleased to welcome her to Office Depot.”

While at Verizon, Schijns was responsible for driving customer growth and increasing revenue through Verizon's enterprise, commercial and government channels. As a member of the business markets executive leadership team, she designed and executed on business unit growth strategy; created and developed go-to-market resources and led the partner ecosystem, as well as the execution plan. Prior to Verizon, Schijns was vice president of global channels at Motorola, and also ran a high-tech channel sales consulting firm.

“It’s an exciting time to join Office Depot and an extraordinary opportunity for me to utilize my go-to-market, program, supply chain, technology and channels skills to achieve significant growth for copy, print and tech services,” said Schijns. “With businesses burgeoning across the country, Office Depot is at the epicenter of what they need to succeed.”

About Office Depot, Inc.

Office Depot, Inc. is a leading provider of products, services, and solutions for every workplace – whether your workplace is an office, home, school or car.

The company had 2016 annual sales of approximately $11 billion, employed approximately 38,000 associates, and served consumers and businesses in North America and abroad with approximately 1,400 retail stores, award-winning e-commerce sites and a dedicated business-to-business sales organization – with a global network of wholly owned operations, franchisees, licensees and alliance partners. The company operates under several banner brands including Office Depot, OfficeMax and Grand & Toy. The company’s portfolio of exclusive product brands includes TUL, Foray, Brenton Studio, Ativa, WorkPro, Realspace and Highmark.

Office Depot, Inc.’s common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “ODP.”

Office Depot is a trademark of The Office Club, Inc. OfficeMax is a trademark of OMX, Inc. ©2017 Office Depot, Inc. All rights reserved. Any other product or company names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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