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Staples release 3.29

March 29, 2012

Staples Advantage and American Institute for Cleaning Sciences Provides Tips on How Facility Managers Can Maximize their Budgets

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – With financial constraints and the ever growing list of new cleaning solutions appearing on the market, Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, Inc., will host a webinar on April 5th that will help facility managers gain a better understanding of how to keep their facility clean, safe and healthy on a budget. Titled, “Focused on Savings: Maximizing Your Facility''s Budget,” this webinar will include executives from Staples Advantage and the American Institute for Cleaning Sciences (AICS) who will focus on the latest cleaning trends and share best practices for increasing efficiency and improving cleaning results.

What: Keeping your facility clean, safe and healthy on a budget is a constant challenge. Staples Facility Solutions, the facilities division of Staples Advantage, can help. Attendees of this live webinar will learn about:

· How to increase efficiency and improve results by maximizing your staff’s time;

· Procedural improvements; and

· The latest solutions from Staples Facility Solutions.

When: Thursday, April 5, 2012, 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT

Register: To register for this complimentary webinar, please go to:

http://www.staplesadvantage.com/facility-budget-webinar.jsp#r

Speakers: Mark Fortney, area vice president for Staples Facility Solutions, western sales team. Mark is a LEED accredited professional who has a deep understanding and extensive career in facility supplies.

David Frank, president of AICS. With more than 30 years of experience, David is the leading authority in the industry, serving facility service providers, distributors and manufacturers. The AICS is an independent third-party accreditation organization that establishes standards to improve the professional performance of the cleaning industry.

Roger McFadden, vice president and senior scientist at Staples, Inc. As senior scientist for Staples, Roger is a frequent speaker on environmental, safety and health topics. With more than 20 years of experience in the janitorial industry, he has spent most of his tenure mixing and developing cleaning products that clean effectively without destroying the planet.

Staples Advantage is one of the nation’s leading cleaning, maintenance and furniture providers to small-and medium-sized businesses, Fortune 1000 companies, state and federal government agencies, healthcare organizations and universities. For more information about Staples Facility Solutions, please visit www.staplesadvantage.com/facility-solutions.

About Staples Advantage

Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS), serves organizations of 20 or more employees up to the Fortune 1000, including global businesses, local, state and federal government, healthcare organizations and educational institutions. The Staples Advantage one source solution includes comprehensive products and services from office supplies, technology and printing to promotional products, furniture and facility supplies. Dedicated to providing organizations with greater cost savings and improved ordering efficiencies, Staples Advantage provides a customized level of account support and best-in-class customer service. More information is available at www.staplesadvantage.com.

About Staples
Staples is the world’s largest office products company and a trusted source for office solutions. The company provides products, services and expertise in office supplies, copy & print, technology, facilities and breakroom, and furniture. Staples invented the office superstore concept in 1986 and now has annual sales of $25 billion, ranking second in the world in eCommerce sales. With 90,000 associates worldwide, Staples operates in 26 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia, making it easy for businesses of all sizes, and consumers. The company is headquartered outside Boston. More information about Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com/media.

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