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Office Depot Unveils New Store Concept in Denver With X Games-Themed Street Party

Ryan Sheckler Kicks Off The ‘Office Depot Grand Opening Street Party’ At the Newly Transformed Wynkoop Street Location

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 11, 2012-- Denver is going to be treated to an action sports-themed street party courtesy of Office Depot® (NYSE: ODP) as the Company is highlighting its presence in Denver in a big way. The ‘Office Depot Grand Opening Street Party’ is a one-day action sports exhibition to be held on December 15 in downtown Denver, and created to showcase Office Depot’s new store concept and kick off the Company’s commitment to being one of the sponsors of X Games Aspen 2013. The event will take place outside of the Office Depot Denver store located on the corner of Wynkoop Street and 16th Street (1585 Wynkoop St.) from 12:00pm to 3:00pm (MST).

The special event includes an autograph signing from six-time X Games Gold Medalist and professional Skateboarder Ryan Sheckler and will be hosted by former X Games medalist and current ESPN Host Keir Dillon. Denver residents are invited to enjoy the community event and experience the new Office Depot interactive hi-tech store filled with the coolest products just in time for the holidays.

Fans will have a chance to get an autograph from Ryan Sheckler1, watch high-flying stunts performed by skateboarders and BMX riders on a custom-built half pipe, and much more.

The ‘Office Depot Grand Opening Street Party’ will also feature:

  • The chance for fans to spin the prize wheel to win amazing prizes – from signed Ryan Sheckler Plan B skateboards to tablets and Windows 8 laptops to X Games Podium Passes (includes free ski lift pass)
  • Denver’s famous local food trucks, including Basic Kneads Pizza, Manna from Heaven, Pink Tank and Billy’s Gourmet Hot Dogs food cart
  • A showcase of the latest innovations from OtterBox to help protect your mobile gadgets

“I’m thrilled to be hosting ‘Office Depot’s Grand Opening Street Party’ in one of the best cities with some of the most passionate X Games fans,” said Keir Dillon, former X Games medalist and current ESPN Host. “Between the cool new store concept, Ryan Sheckler, and the high-energy entertainment, Office Depot customers are in for a treat.”

Interactivity is one of the key features of the new Office Depot stores in Denver, including a PC Bar where people can sit down, plug in their laptop or tablet, and get to work. There is also a computer rental station, free Wi-Fi throughout the store, a recharge station, and free self-serve coffee available between the hours of 8 a.m.10 a.m., and 3 p.m.5 p.m. on weekdays.

Additionally, customers will experience the new bluwire store-within-a-store featuring the coolest tech and mobility products such as cases for iPhone® 5, accessories for iPad® and MacBook®, Beats© by Dre headphones, and Monster® wireless speakers – with the vast majority of these products being new to Office Depot. bluwire is best known for its highly successful tech and mobility products offered in select airports around the country (including Denver).

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. To become a fan of Office Depot on Facebook and receive exclusive content, offers and more, please visit www.facebook.com/officedepot. To follow Office Depot on Twitter, please visit http://twitter.com/officedepot.

Office Depot Grand Opening Street Party

Saturday, December 15

12 p.m. to 3 p.m. MST

1585 Wynkoop Street

Denver, CO 80202

About Office Depot

Office Depot provides office supplies and services through 1,675 worldwide retail stores, a dedicated sales force, top-rated catalogs, and global e-commerce operations. Office Depot has annual sales of approximately $11.5 billion, employs about 39,000 associates, and serves customers in 60 countries around the world.

Office Depot’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ODP. Additional press information can be found at: http://mediarelations.officedepot.com and http://socialpress.officedepot.com/.

About X Games Aspen 2013

ESPN will present X Games Aspen 2013 from January 24 – 27 bringing all the action back to Buttermilk Mountain for an 11th consecutive year. Celebrating 17 years of the winter version of X Games, this year’s competition will feature more than 200 athletes competing for medals and prize money in the sports of Skiing, Snowboard and Snowmobile. ESPN and ABC will combine to televise 20 hours of live X Games Aspen competition in high definition. In addition, the Worldwide Leader in Action Sports will present all the X Games action on ESPN 3D.

1 400 wristbands will be distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis, beginning on Dec. 14th at 9am MST at the Office Depot location at 1585 Wynkoop Street. Wristbands are needed to access the Dec. 15th autograph session with Ryan Sheckler.

Source: Office Depot

Office Depot
Jason Shockley, 561-438-0037
jason.shockley@officedepot.com

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