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Office Depot Opens New Combo Facility in Newville


600,000 Square Feet Facility Will Employ 250 Associates and Service
Office Depot’s Retail Store Locations and Business Solutions Division

Boca Raton, Fla., January 5, 2010 — Office Depot (NYSE: ODP), a leading global provider of office products and services, today announced the opening of the Company’s new combination facility in Newville, Pennsylvania.  The building, which is located just outside of Harrisburg, is approximately 600,000 square feet and is designed to serve Office Depot’s retail store locations as well as its business customers.  The new approach will support Office Depot’s growing business, optimize total supply chain expenses, and utilize inventory more efficiently, while maintaining service levels and next-day delivery.

Office Depot first identified Newville as the optimal region to establish the combination facility based on its location as a transportation hub for the Company’s business and ability to offer efficiencies to service both retail locations and business customers. Additionally, a motivated work force and lower real estate expenses were important factors in the decision making process.

Office Depot worked closely with the Governor’s action team, Penn Township, officials and the Cumberland County Economic Development group in making the move possible, as well as SBLM Architects for architectural services and CBRE for real estate brokering.  The Newville location will be managed by Office Depot Senior Director Bob Zelis.

About Office Depot

Every day, Office Depot is Taking Care of Business for millions of customers around the globe.  For the local corner store as well as Fortune 500 companies, Office Depot provides products and services to its customers through 1,585 worldwide retail stores, a dedicated sales force, top-rated catalogs and a $4.2 billion e-commerce operation.  Office Depot has annual sales of approximately $14.5 billion, and employs about 42,000 associates around the world. The Company provides more office products and services to more customers in more countries than any other company, and currently sells to customers directly or through affiliates in 49 countries.

Office Depot’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ODP and is included in the S&P 500 Index.  Additional press information can be found at: http://mediarelations.officedepot.com.

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