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Office Depot, Inc. Program Allows Pre-K Through 12 Grade Schools to Earn Free Supplies

More Than $29 Million in Merchandise Certificates Issued to Schools Since ‘Give Back to Schools’ Program Inception in 2002

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 9:00 am EDT

Dateline:

BOCA RATON, Fla.

Public Company Information:

NASDAQ:
ODP
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"At a time when many states and companies that support education are decreasing funding, we are proud to support our customers and their local communities through the ‘Give Back to Schools program’"

BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP), a leading global provider of office products, services, and solutions, through its Office Depot and OfficeMax brands, allows schools from pre-kindergarten through the 12th grade to earn credits for free supplies through its exclusive “Give Back to Schools” program.

When parents, teachers and other shoppers make a qualifying purchase at Office Depot or OfficeMax retail stores, or online, the company gives 5 percent in the form of an Office Depot® OfficeMax® merchandise certificate back to the shopper’s school of choice, after they present a school program ID1. There is no cost for local residents or businesses to give back to their communities through this program.

“At a time when many states and companies that support education are decreasing funding, we are proud to support our customers and their local communities through the ‘Give Back to Schools program’,” said Diane Nick, vice president for marketing at Office Depot, Inc. “This program is a simple way for schools to earn free supplies to assist in their educational efforts.”

Over $29 million in merchandise certificates have been issued to the more than 160,000 schools since the inception of Office Depot’s “Give Back to Schools” program. In 2015, the program issued more than $1.9 million in merchandise certificates to more than 32,000 schools.

Teachers, parents, and those in the community interested in supporting their local school can visit officedepot.com/givebts for more information about the program.

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 $14 billion, employs approximately 49,000 associates, and serves consumers and businesses in 59 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, franchisees, licensees and alliance partners. The company operates under several banner brands including Office Depot, OfficeMax, Grand & Toy, 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 Give Back to Schools Program: Pre-K-12th grade only. Not available in Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands. 5% of qualifying purchases made during each program period will be offered quarterly as an Office Depot® OfficeMax® Merchandise Certificate to the participating school designated by each customer (up to a total of $10 million). Products that do not qualify are: technology and consumer electronic products and accessories; media and software that is not education or reference related; furniture and furniture accessories; ink and toner; gift and prepaid cards; postage stamps; purchases from Copy & Print Depot™ and OfficeMax Services Center; and purchases made to contract business accounts. Credits are not available to schools with less than $10 in tallied credits. Unaccepted/declined credits are void. Visit officedepot.com/givebts for details.

Contact:

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