Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced the appointment of John Buchta to vice president, treasurer and tax. Buchta adds the role of treasurer to his current responsibilities as vice president, tax, and will continue to report to Christine Komola, executive vice president and chief financial officer. “John has been an outstanding leader at Staples and brings more than 25 years of industry experience to his new role,” Komola said. Buchta joined Staples in 2011 as vice president, tax. Prior to Staples, he was a partner at Ernst & Young. Buchta succeeds Lisa Scopa, who has been appointed vice president, high growth markets. About Staples: 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.