OfficeMax To Withdraw American & Foreign Power Company Inc. Debentures, 5% Series Due 2030 From Listing On The NYSE

OfficeMax Incorporated, now part of the new company formed through the merger of equals with Office Depot, Inc. (NYSE: ODP), a leading global provider of  office products, services, and solutions, today announced and has notified the New York Stock Exchange that in connection with the completion of its merger of equals with Office Depot, Inc. on November 5, 2013, it intends to withdraw the American & Foreign Power Company Inc. Debentures, 5% Series due 2030 from listing on the NYSE and from registration under Section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The aggregate outstanding face value of these securities is approximately $18.5 million.

These actions are necessary since OfficeMax intends to terminate filing reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission following the merger of equals and is not obligated to continue to file such reports or to maintain such listing in connection with the debentures. Information related to the combined company will continue to be available as applicable as part of reports filed by Office Depot, Inc.

These actions do not result in any violation of obligations under these securities. Holders of the debentures can find information about the combined company at  http://officedepotmaxmerger.com.

OfficeMax does not intend to arrange for listing of the debentures on another national securities exchange or for quotation of the debentures in another quotation medium.

About Office Depot, Inc.

Formed by the merger of Office Depot and OfficeMax, Office Depot, Inc. is a leading global provider of products, services, and solutions for every workplace - whether your workplace is an office, home, school, or car.

Office Depot, Inc. is a resource and a catalyst to help customers work better. We are a single source for everything customers need to be more productive, including the latest technology, core office supplies, print and document services, business services, facilities products, furniture, and school essentials.

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