Staples Names Steve Matyas, President North American Retail

FRAMINGHAM, MA, July 11, 2016 /CNW/ - Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today announced that it has named Steve Matyas, President, North American Retail. He previously had been President of Staples Canada/Bureau en Gros since July, 2000, and will continue to serve as a member of the company's executive committee.

"Steve has over 25 years of deep experience leading Staples Canada, and a proven track record of delivering profitable growth and innovation," said Shira Goodman, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Staples, Inc. "Realigning our retail leadership will strengthen our positon as we continue to right size our store network and evolve to meet the changing needs of business customers."

Matyas joined Business Depot Ltd. in Canada as its first employee in March 1991. He has also served as Vice President, Operations, Human Resources and Store Planning, and Vice President, Sales and Operations.

About Staples, Inc.
Staples retail stores and Staples.com help small business customers make more happen by providing a broad assortment of products, expanded business services and easy ways to shop, all backed with a lowest price guarantee. Staples offers businesses the convenience to shop and buy how and when they want - in store, online, via mobile or though social apps. Staples.com customers can either buy online and pick-up in store or ship for free from Staples.com with Staples Rewards minimum purchase. Expanded services also make it easy for businesses to succeed with in-store Business Centers featuring shipping services and products, copying, scanning, faxing and computer work stations, Tech Services, full-service Print & Marketing Services, Staples Merchant Services, small business lending and credit services.

Staples Business Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, Inc., helps mid-market, commercial and enterprise-sized customers make more happen by offering a curated assortment of products and services combined with deep expertise, best-in-class customer service, competitive pricing and state-of-the art-ecommerce site. Staples Business Advantage is the one-source solution for all things businesses need to succeed, including office supplies, facilities cleaning and maintenance, breakroom snacks and beverages, technology, furniture, interior design and Print & Marketing Services. Headquartered outside of Boston, Staples, Inc. operates throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. More information about Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com.

SOURCE Staples Canada Inc.

For further information: Mark Cautela, Mark.Cautela@staples.com, (508) 253-3832; Alessandra Saccal, alessandra.saccal@staples.ca, (905) 737-1147

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