Media Advisory - Founder of Staples speaks to Ryerson University students

    Tom Stemberg delivers MICHAEL BELCOURT LECTURE at the Ted Rogers School
    of Retail Management

    TORONTO, Oct. 24 /CNW/ -

    WHO:            Tom Stemberg, developer of the high volume mega store
                    retail strategy and founder of Staples Inc., the world's
                    largest office supply company, will speak to
                    Ryerson students about his retail success. Mr. Stemberg
                    currently serves as Managing General Partner of the
                    Highland Consumer Fund, a $300 million venture capital
                    firm. He also serves as a director of CarMax, Inc.,
                    The NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc., PETsMART, Inc and
                    lululemon athletica.

    WHAT:           MICHAEL BELCOURT LECTURE SERIES at Ted Rogers School of
                    Retail Management

    WHEN:           Monday, October 27, 2008
                    6 p.m. Reception
                    7 p.m. Lecture

    WHERE:          Ted Rogers School of Management
                    Ryerson University
                    575 Bay Street (Entrance at 55 Dundas Street West)
                    7th Floor, TRS 1-067
                    Toronto, Ont.

    INTERVIEWS:     Mr. Stemberg will be available for interviews with retail
                    sector media from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Monday, October 27.

For further information:

For further information: To schedule interviews contact: Sarah Hayward,
Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, Office: (416) 979-5000
ext. 7709,; Joyann Callendar, Public Affairs, Ryerson
University, Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 7161,

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