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Staples, Inc. Announces Early Results And Pricing Of Its Previously Announced Cash Tender Offer

Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today that as of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on January 18, 2013 (the “Early Tender Date”), it had received tenders for an aggregate principal amount of approximately $633 million of its outstanding 9.750% Senior Notes due 2014 (the “Notes”) in its previously announced cash tender offer (the “Tender Offer”). The terms and conditions of the Tender Offer are set forth in Staples’ Offer to Purchase dated January 7, 2013 (the “Offer to Purchase”), and the related Letter of Transmittal.

Holders of Notes validly tendered and not withdrawn at or prior to the Early Tender Date and accepted for purchase will be eligible to receive the “Total Consideration” specified in the table below, which includes the Early Tender Premium (as defined in the Offer to Purchase). Holders of Notes validly tendered and not withdrawn after the Early Tender Date but at or prior to 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on February 4, 2013 (such date and time, as it may be extended, the “Expiration Date”) and accepted for purchase will be eligible to receive the Tender Offer Consideration, namely the Total Consideration minus the Early Tender Premium specified in the table below. In addition to the Total Consideration or Tender Offer Consideration, as applicable, Holders of Notes accepted for purchase will receive Accrued Interest (as defined in the Offer to Purchase) on those Notes from the last interest payment date with respect to those Notes to, but not including, the applicable Settlement Date (as defined in the Offer to Purchase).

             
Reference U.S.
Title of CUSIP Treasury Bloomberg Fixed Tender Offer Early Tender Total
Security Number Security Reference Page Spread Consideration(1) Premium(1) Consideration(1)

9.750% Notesdue 2014

855030AJ1

1.00% U.S. Treasury Notedue January 15, 2014

BBT4 50 bps $1,058.51 $30.00 $1,088.51

(1) Per $1,000 principal amount of Securities validly tendered.

The principal amount of Notes that may be purchased pursuant to the Tender Offer will not exceed the maximum tender amount of $750,000,000.

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