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April 14, 2011

Staples Advantage Shares Tips on How Organizations Can Gain LEED Certification

Staples Facility Solutions and Business Interiors by Staples to Co-Host Webinar on How Businesses Can Move Toward a More Sustainable Workplace

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – To help companies create a more sustainable office environment, Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, Inc., will host a webinar on April 20, with tips for creating a LEED-certified workplace. Titled “Certifiably Green. LEED Solutions from Staples Advantage,” the webinar will focus on facility, furniture and interior design solutions, as well as environmentally-preferable cleaning programs, that help reduce waste and increase employee productivity. Staples Advantage will provide tips from its Staples Facility Solutions and Business Interiors by Staples business units.

What: LEED certification is the recognized standard for measuring building sustainability. By achieving this certification, companies and building managers demonstrate that their buildings are truly “green.” During this webinar, Staples Advantage executives will discuss how to:

· Provide cost-effective, corner-to-corner furnishings that meet environmental standards and improve indoor air quality

· Use green cleaning and furniture products to promote more productive associates

· Implement effective green cleaning programs

When: Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT

Register: To register for this complimentary webinar, please go to: http://www.staplesadvantage.com/facility-solutions/news-events/leed-webinar.jsp

Speakers: Roger McFadden, Senior Scientist, Staples, Inc. With more than 20 years of experience in the janitorial industry, McFadden is a charter member of the Green Chemistry Commerce Council (GC3) and currently chairs a committee to advance Green Chemistry and the EPA Design for the Environment (DfE) Formulator Initiatives.

Stacia Seegar, Furniture Sales Executive, Business Interiors by Staples. With 18 years of contract furniture experience, Seegar helps organizations research furniture that meets their functional, budgetary and sustainability goals. Her LEED APID+C designation enables her to help organizations seeking the U.S. Green Building Council''s LEED certification. Seegar is an active member of the USGBC – North Texas Green Council Events & Education Committee and serves as the co-chair.

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 and Business Interiors by Staples, please visit www.staplesadvantage.com/facility-solutions/ or www.staplesadvantage.com/business-interiors/.

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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