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Office Depot Helps Students Transition To College

Office Depot, Inc. (NYSE: ODP), a leading global provider of school supplies and services, is becoming The College Supply Headquarters – offering great deals on essential college products and services, a college checklist and best-in-class advice through a partnership with Chegg, the leading connected learning platform that connects students to the tools and services they need to succeed in their education.

From the launch of Office Depot’s college catalog to tips about the hottest new technology, students will be all set to start school. Office Depot also offers a college checklist to ensure students have everything they need -- from supplies to furniture to small appliances. Students also have the chance to win school essentials including the latest technology devices and supplies in the “Countdown to College Giveaway” sponsored by Chegg and featuring prizes from Office Depot. (No purchase necessary. Ends 11:59:59 PST on September 2, 2013. Visit http://www.zinch.com/countdown-to-college for Official Rules.)

“As with all levels of education, college students need to be equipped with the right tools to succeed,” said Bob Moore, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Merchandising Officer for Office Depot. “At Office Depot, we will not only help them find the latest in technology, services and supplies, but also provide educational guidance in order to make each year fulfilling as possible.”

In association with Chegg, Office Depot will produce co-authored tips and articles to help students prepare for each school year.

Parents can send their children off to college with confidence with new, college themed pre-paid gift cards that give students access to Office Depot’s supplies and tech and printing services and products when they need them.

To learn more about Office Depot’s college offerings, visit officedepot.com/college.

About Office Depot

Office Depot provides office supplies and services through 1,628 worldwide retail stores, a dedicated sales force, top-rated catalogs, and global e-commerce operations. Office Depot has annual sales of approximately $10.7 billion, employs about 38,000 associates, and serves customers in 60 countries around the world.

Office Depot’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.

About Chegg

Chegg, the student hub, is transforming the way millions of students learn by connecting them to the people and tools needed to succeed in college through homework help, course selection, eTextbook and textbook options as well as school and scholarship connections. Students nationwide use Chegg 365 days a year to make learning easier, more accessible and more productive. As a part of the company's philanthropic efforts, Chegg is dedicated to its Chegg For Good program, which empowers students to be a catalyst for change on their campus, in their communities and around the world. From starting as a textbook rental company to evolving into the student hub, Chegg is enhancing education for millions of students by saving them time, saving them money and helping them get smarter. For more information, visit  www.chegg.com.

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