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Office Depot Honored for Outstanding Quality and Service by Largest Privately-Held Home Builder in America

Ninth Consecutive Year as “Partners in Choice” Award Recipient

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 9:00 am EDT

Dateline:

BOCA RATON, Fla.

Public Company Information:

NYSE:
ODP
US6762201068
"Delivering award-winning service and quality to our customers is important to us, and is essential to building strong relationships with our customers"

BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Office Depot, Inc. (NYSE: ODP), a leading global provider of office products, services, and solutions formed by the merger of Office Depot and OfficeMax, today announced it has been honored with the “Partners in Choice Award” for outstanding quality and service from David Weekley Homes, the largest privately-held home builder in North America. It is the ninth consecutive year that Office Depot has received the award.

“As we continue to grow we will rely on companies such as Office Depot that are serious about excellence to help us deliver outstanding experiences to our homebuyers,” said Bill Justus, vice president of supply chain services for David Weekley Homes. “We want to align ourselves with companies that take an active role in managing the total supply chain to deliver superior quality and service to David Weekley Homes’ team members. Office Depot has demonstrated through action, year-after-year, that they are among our best supplier partners.”

“Delivering award-winning service and quality to our customers is important to us, and is essential to building strong relationships with our customers,” said Steve Calkins, executive vice president, Business Solutions Division for Office Depot, Inc. “So, we're pleased to receive this validation from a contract customer such as David Weekley Homes.”

The “Partners in Choice” award is presented to companies that receive the highest marks through David Weekley Homes’ comprehensive supplier evaluation program, which is designed to facilitate best-practice communications and operations between all channel partners in various industries and the homebuilder. The award is presented to companies that receive the highest marks from approximately 800 David Weekley Homes associates from all levels within the organization. Office Depot is one of only 13 suppliers receiving the award for achieving the highest marks in both quality and service.

About David Weekley Homes

David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 18 cities across the United States. David Weekley Homes was the first builder in the United States to be awarded the Triple Crown of American Home Building, an honor which includes “America’s Best Builder,” “National Housing Quality Award” and two-time recipient of “National Builder of the Year.” Weekley has also appeared eight times on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list. Since inception, David Weekley Homes has closed more than 70,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company’s web site at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.

About Office Depot, Inc.

Formed by the merger of Office Depot and OfficeMax, 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 combined pro forma annual sales of approximately $17 billion, employs more than 60,000 associates, and serves consumers and businesses in 57 countries with more than 2,000 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, DiVOGA, Ativa, WorkPRO, Realspace and HighMark.

Office Depot, Inc.’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ODP. Additional press information can be found at: http://news.officedepot.com.

Additional information about the recently completed merger of Office Depot and OfficeMax can be found at http://officedepotmaxmerger.com.

Contact:

Office Depot, Inc.
Nicole Miller, 630-864-6069
NicoleMiller@officedepot.com