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Staples, Inc. Announces Strategic Plan To Accelerate Growth

Staples is rebranding its Australian business as it continues to move toward one global brand. As a result, Staples plans to record a $20 million pre-tax non-cash charge related to accelerated tradename amortization by the end of fiscal year 2012.

                     
  Summary of Approximate Pre-Tax Charges (Dollar Amounts in Millions)
        Q3 2012       Q4 2012
 
European Goodwill and Other Asset Impairment* $ 790 - 850 -
European Restructuring 25 - 35 $ 120 - 160
European Printing Systems Restructuring 15 - 20 -
Australia Tradename Accelerated Amortization* 15 5
U.S. Store Closures   -   35
Total $ 845 - 920 $ 160 - 200
    * Denotes non-cash charge                
 

Return Cash to Stakeholders

Staples remains fully committed to returning excess cash to stakeholders and is focused on maintaining its current investment grade credit rating. Staples plans to continue to repurchase its common stock through open-market purchases, which are expected to total approximately $450 million during fiscal year 2012, and also plans to repay its outstanding $325 million Senior Notes due October 2012 with cash on hand. As a result of these activities, as well as its ongoing cash dividend program, Staples plans to return more than $1 billion of cash to stakeholders during fiscal year 2012.

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