Office Depot Celebrates Grand Re-Opening Donating Sackpacks to Boys & Girls Clubs

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OFFICE DEPOT CELEBRATES GRAND RE-OPENING
OF “STORE OF THE FUTURE” IN WEST PALM BEACH ON SEPTEMBER 22

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Features Local Chamber Representatives and Donations to Nonprofit Organizations

West Palm Beach, FL, September 20, 2016 – Office Depot (NASDAQ: ODP), celebrating 30 years as a leading global provider of office supplies and services, today announced a ribbon-cutting celebration for the grand re-opening of its newly remodeled store in West Palm Beach on Thursday, September 22, at 10:00 a.m. The store, which is located at 101a S. State Road 7, features Office Depot’s exciting new “Store of the Future” format.

During this ceremony, the Office Depot Foundation is donating new children’s sackpacks with essential school supplies to three local nonprofit organizations: Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County; City of Greenacres, Department of Leisure Services; and Communities In Schools Palm Beach County. Each organization also will receive a $100 Office Depot gift card.

In addition, a member of the Board of Governors from The Western Business Alliance, Inc., is delivering welcoming remarks. The event is open to the public.

The newly remodeled store includes a number of enhanced features designed specifically to improve the customer experience. These include a small business concierge – known as the business pro – as well as a best-in-class furniture selection, a full-service copy and print center and in-store technology services.

Store hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This location can be reached by phone at 561-790-4882.

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Highlights

Special guests scheduled to participate in the September 22 ribbon-cutting ceremony include:

Nonprofit Organization Representatives:

  • Maria Curreri, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County
  • Michele Thompson, Leisure Services Director, City of Greenacres
  • Margaret Bagley, Chief Executive Officer, Communities In Schools Palm Beach County
  • Lisa Bolling, Senior Graduation Coach, Communities In Schools Palm Beach County

The Western Business Alliance, Inc. Representatives:

  • Members of the Board of Governors

The sackpack donations are part of the award-winning Office Depot Foundation National Backpack Program, through which it donates new sackpacks to deserving children across the United States and beyond. Since the program began in 2001, the Office Depot Foundation has given away more than 4 million backpacks and sackpacks to help children succeed in school.

To learn more about the products and services available at Office Depot, please visit your local Office Depot retail store location or www.officedepot.com.

 

About Office Depot

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.

The company has annual sales of approximately $14 billion, employs approximately 49,000 associates, and serves consumers and businesses in 59 countries with approximately 1,800 retail stores, award-winning e-commerce sites and a dedicated business-to-business sales organization – all delivered through a global network of wholly owned operations, franchisees, licensees and alliance partners. The company operates under several banner brands including Office Depot, OfficeMax, Grand & Toy, and Viking. The company’s portfolio of exclusive product brands include TUL, Foray, Brenton Studio, Ativa, WorkPro, Realspace and HighMark.

Office Depot, Inc.’s common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol ODP. Additional press information can be found at: https://news.officedepot.com.

 

About the Office Depot Foundation

The Office Depot Foundation is an independent foundation ? tax exempt under IRC Sec. 501(c)(3) ? that serves as the independent charitable giving arm of Office Depot, Inc. In keeping with its mission, Listen Learn Care®, the Foundation supports a variety of programs that give children tools to succeed in school and in life; build the capacity of nonprofit organizations through collaboration and innovation; and help communities prepare for disasters, as well as recovering and rebuilding afterwards. For more information, visit www.officedepotfoundation.org.

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