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Office Depot Commemorates 20 Years of Teacher Appreciation Events Across the U.S. and Puerto Rico

Company Continues Signature Events by Providing Office Depot Rewards Star Teacher Members Deals, 20% Discounts on qualifying purchases and Complimentary Breakfast

BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 29, 2013-- Leading up to the start of the school year, Office Depot, Inc. (NYSE: ODP), a leading global provider of office and school supplies and services, will continue to honor teachers by offering special deals, discounts and complimentary breakfast to thousands of educators across the U.S. and Puerto Rico as part of the Company’s signature Office Depot Rewards™ Star Teacher Appreciation Events.

Teacher Appreciation Events will be held at Office Depot stores across the nation during select weeks this summer. Welcome breakfasts that kick-off 8-day events, started on Saturday July 27 in some locations. To find local event dates and more information on Teacher Appreciation Events, teachers can visit www.officedepotrewards.com/tab. Each event is unique, as store managers work to create an experience incorporating different local businesses and vendors in their community.

To take advantage of Office Depot Rewards™ year-round, teacher specific deals and discounts, educators can sign up to be an Office Depot Rewards™ Star Teacher member, where they have the freedom and flexibility to choose how they earn points and how they use their rewards.

Advantages of participating in Teacher Appreciation Events include:

  • 20% discount on qualifying purchases (maximum discount of $20) just by scanning the Star Teacher card at check-out***
  • 30 points for every $1 spent on event sponsor products such as Carson-Dellosa, Paper Mate, Sharpie, Expo, Crayola, Scotch, Post-it, Avery, Pilot**
  • Complimentary breakfast on a designated Saturday to kick off the eight day celebration of back-to-school teacher shopping advantages
  • Special gift with purchase*, which includes a Star Teacher Tote bag, planner with annual coupon offers and a Pilot FriXion erasable pen

“It’s no surprise that teachers everywhere go above and beyond for their students all year round, and our Star Teacher Program and Teacher Appreciation Weeks are our way of showing gratitude,” said Bob Moore, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Merchandising Officer for Office Depot. “Over the past two decades, we’ve been honored to do our part by offering teachers great deals and an enjoyable experience.”

Teacher Appreciation Events are one of the many education resources offered by Office Depot, including the Company’s new School Supplies Checklist, www.officedepot.com/schoollist – where teachers can build, store and share lists of required school supplies through the simple-to-use online platform. Additionally – the Company’s partnerships with industry-leading suppliers and service providers to offer educators more than 1,600 common core products, helpful strategies, and instructional materials as a result of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and digitally-enabled classrooms.

To take advantage of the many educational services and resources available to teachers, or to learn more about product offerings, please visit www.officedepot.com.

About Office Depot

Office Depot provides office supplies and services through 1,628 worldwide retail stores, a dedicated sales force, top-rated catalogs, and global e-commerce operations. Office Depot has annual sales of approximately $10.7 billion, employs about 38,000 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://news.officedepot.com.

About the Office Depot Rewards™ Program

The new Office Depot Rewards™ Program provides Star Teacher members with special promotions, discounts and offers to help teachers stretch their classroom budgets in these challenging economic times. Members earn points for shopping, connecting and recycling. All educators are eligible to be Star Teacher members of the Office Depot Rewards™ program. Enrollment in the program is free and can be done at any Office Depot store or online at www.officedepotrewards.com.

*Subject to $10 minimum purchase. One per member, while supplies last.

**Bonus Points Details: Offer is valid during your store’s event week for Office Depot Rewards™ Star Teacher members in-store, online, by phone or fax. Visit www.officedepotrewards.com/tab to find your store’s event week. Subject to Program Terms & Conditions.

Office Depot Rewards™ Program Details: Points are granted on qualified purchases and exclusions apply. Points are earned on final price paid at checkout, excluding tax and delivery fees, after all discounts and deducting the value of any Office Depot® Rewards and Merchandise Cards/Certificates applied to purchase. Points are paid monthly as an Office Depot Rewards Certificate for every 1,000 points earned. Unpaid Points expire at the end of each quarter. Limit 1 account per household/business. Call 866.562.3872 or visit officedepotrewards.com for current Program Terms and Conditions.

***20% instant discount: Valid in-store only on regularly priced items. Offer not valid in Office Depot convenience/clearance/closing stores. Excludes: paper; gift cards; technology and consumer electronics products, accessories, media and software; HP ink and toner; Epson ink; Tech Depot™ Services; Copy & Print Depot™ services; all third party services.

Source: Office Depot, Inc.

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Raquel Erwin, 212-299-8951
Raquel.Erwin@zenogroup.com

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