Forward-Looking StatementsCertain information contained in this press release constitutes forward-looking statements, including the statements regarding the timing and settlement of the tender offer. These statements relate to future events and can generally be identified by words such as "expects" and "intends". Forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain. The success of the tender offer is subject to a number of conditions, including the financing condition described in the Offer to Purchase, not all of which are within Staples' control. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to changes in national or regional economies, changes in the interest rate environment and other factors discussed or referenced in our most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC, under the heading "Risk Factors" and elsewhere, and any subsequent periodic or current reports filed by us with the SEC. In addition, any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date such statements are made. While we may elect to update forward-looking statements at some point in the future, we specifically disclaim any obligation to do so.