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Office Depot, Inc. Celebrates Educators During National Teacher Appreciation Week in Stores May 3-9 with $5 off $25 Savings

Find Free Teacher’s Guide for Year-End Activities, Resources Available through Annual Partnership with The Education Center, LLC

Thursday, April 30, 2015 9:00 am EDT

Dateline:

BOCA RATON, Fla.

Public Company Information:

NASDAQ:
ODP
US6762201068
"We are proud to partner with The Education Center and provide everyday valuable benefits for teachers through our Office Depot® OfficeMax® Rewards program."

BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP), a leading global provider of office products, services, and solutions, which entered into a definitive agreement on February 4, 2015 to be acquired by Staples Inc., today announced Office Depot and OfficeMax retail stores are celebrating educators during National Teacher Appreciation Week with a $5 off $25 savings — available in stores May 3-9 on select office supplies1 — for Office Depot® OfficeMax® Rewards program members, which is free to join.

"At Office Depot we acknowledge and celebrate teachers' hard work and dedication all year long," said Tim Rea, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Office Depot, Inc. "We are proud to partner with The Education Center and provide everyday valuable benefits for teachers through our Office Depot® OfficeMax® Rewards program.”

Office Depot supports teachers and their tireless efforts annually through an ongoing partnership with The Education Center, LLC, publisher of The Mailbox books and magazines, by providing free curriculum and educational materials.

A downloadable teacher’s guide with ideas and resources to use with students while in the classroom, or to send home with them over the summer is now available at TheMailbox.com/greatfinish. Themed content such as capturing favorite memories, celebrating success, setting the stage for summer, saying ‘Thank You’, and organizing year-end tasks is also provided for free on the site. While there, teachers can enter for a chance to win a $500 gift card from Office Depot® or OfficeMax®. Plus five runners-up each will win a $50 gift card from Office Depot® or OfficeMax®.2

Also, educators can mark their calendars for this summer’s Teacher Appreciation Days scheduled for August 1-4 and August 29-September 1. Teachers can again ‘Gear Up for School’ at Office Depot and OfficeMax retail stores with a 25 percent discount off a qualifying purchase, as well as obtain a free calendar filled with a year’s worth of savings for Office Depot® OfficeMax® Rewards program members. It’s free to join at officedepot.com/rewards or in store.

About Office Depot, Inc.

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

Office Depot, Inc. is a resource and a catalyst to help customers work better. We are a single source for everything customers need to be more productive, including the latest technology, core office supplies, print and document services, business services, facilities products, furniture, and school essentials.

The company has annual sales of approximately $16 billion, employs approximately 56,000 associates, and serves consumers and businesses in 56 countries with approximately 1,800 retail stores, award-winning e-commerce sites and a dedicated business-to-business sales organization – all delivered through a global network of wholly owned operations, joint ventures, franchisees, licensees and alliance partners. The company operates under several banner brands including Office Depot, OfficeMax, OfficeMax Grand & Toy, Reliable and Viking. The company’s portfolio of exclusive product brands include 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. Additional press information can be found at: http://news.officedepot.com.

1 Discount valid for a qualifying purchase for Office Depot® OfficeMax® Rewards program members. Excludes technology or consumer electronic products and accessories or media and software products, HP ink & toner, Epson ink Other exclusions apply. Limit 1 coupon per member. Coupon expires 5/9/15.

2 NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. “Office Depot/OfficeMax Gear Up for Great Teacher Sweepstakes” application period starts 4/1/2015 and ends 11:59 p.m. EDT on 6/30/2015. Open to current legal residents of the US/DC who, at time of entry, are age 21+, employed full-time or part-time as classroom teachers in preschool through grade 12, and are located in the United States. Residents of Rhode Island are not eligible. Winners will be selected in a random drawing conducted on or about July 1, 2015, from all eligible applicants received. By participating, applicants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and by the decisions of the Sponsor and Administrator. For full rules, visit TheMailbox.com/greatfinish or send self-addressed stamped envelope to: Learning Magazine Gear Up for Great Teacher Sweepstakes List, 3515 W. Market St. Greensboro, NC 27403 by December 31, 2015.

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Office Depot, Inc.
Julianne Embry, 561-438-1451
julianne.embry@officedepot.com