ADVISORY, July 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- What: Staples, Inc. (SPLS), the world's largest office supply company and second largest internet retailer, is marking the official start of the 2013 back-to-school shopping season today by opening the NASDAQ market with the "first bell" and announcing a new Staples Rewards program that benefits parents, teachers and the classroom. For the sixth consecutive year, the company will sound the "first bell" announcing a new Staples Rewards program that benefits parents, teachers and the classroom, a wide assortment of products, innovative technology and great prices. In honor of the occasion, Demos Parneros, President of North American Stores & Online at Staples, Inc. will preside over the NASDAQ Opening Bell. Where: NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43 rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio When: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET Contact: Jackie Guzman (561) 998-1995 office (954) 993-1322 cell firstname.lastname@example.org NASDAQ MarketSite: Christine Barna (646) 441-5310 Christine.Barna@nasdaqomx.com Feed Information: *As of January 7, 2013 the Ceremony feeds will be in HD 1080i. Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463 Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West 18 mhz Lower DL 3811 Vertical FEC 3/4 SR 13.235 DR 18.295411 MOD 4:2:0 DVBS QPSK Facebook and Twitter: For multimedia features such as exclusive content, photo postings, status updates and video of bell ceremonies please visit our Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/NASDAQ . For news tweets, please visit our Twitter page at: http://twitter.com/nasdaqomx . Webcast: A live webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx . Photos: To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice. About Staples, Inc. [SPLS]: Staples is the world's largest office products company and second largest internet retailer. For 27 years, Staples has served the needs of business customers and its vision is to provide every product businesses need to succeed. Through its world-class retail, online and delivery capabilities, Staples offers office supplies, technology products and services, facilities and breakroom supplies, furniture, copy and print services and a wide range of other product categories. With thousands of associates worldwide dedicated to making it easy for businesses of all sizes, Staples operates throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The company is headquartered outside Boston. More information about Staples (Nasdaq:SPLS) is available at www.staples.com . About NASDAQ-100 Index®: The NASDAQ-100 Index, launched in January 1985, is one of the most widely followed benchmarks in the world. The NASDAQ-100 Index is the basis of the PowerShares QQQ Trust (Nasdaq:QQQ) which aims to provide investment results that, before expenses, correspond with the NASDAQ-100 Index's performance. In addition, options, futures and structured products based on the NASDAQ-100 Index and the PowerShares QQQ Trust trade on various exchanges.