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Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell to Introduce Staples Business Loans and Help Small Businesses Make More Happen

ADVISORY, Feb. 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPLS) is launching Staples Business Loans and has teamed up with an innovative financial technology firm to make it easy for small businesses to get the financing they need. The announcement will be made with the ringing of The Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell on Wednesday.

In honor of the occasion, Frank P. Bifulco Jr., Executive Vice President, Global Marketing, Staples, Inc. will ring the Opening Bell.

Where:

Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Staples, Inc. Media Contact:
Carrie McElwee
(508) 253-1405
Carrie.mcelwee@staples.com

Nasdaq MarketSite:
Christine Barna
(646) 441-5310
Christine.Barna@nasdaq.com

Feed Information:
Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463

Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
18 mhz Lower
DL 3811 Vertical
FEC 3/4
SR 13.235
DR 18.295411
MOD 4:2:0
DVBS QPSK

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Webcast:

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About Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPLS):

Staples makes it easy to make more happen with more products and more ways to shop. Through its world-class retail, online and delivery capabilities, Staples lets customers shop however and whenever they want, whether it’s in-store, online or on mobile devices. Staples offers more products than ever, such as technology, facilities and break room supplies, furniture, safety supplies, medical supplies, and Copy and Print services. Staples also offers free shipping for Staples Rewards Members, in most cases overnight. Headquartered outside of Boston, Staples operates throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. More information about Staples (SPLS) is available at www.staples.com.

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