Office Depot, Inc. Thanks Educators with 25 Percent Discount During Teacher Appreciation Days in Stores August 1-4 and August 29-September 1

Teachers Can ‘Gear Up for School’ with a Free Calendar Filled with a Year’s Worth of Savings

BOCA RATON, Fla.--()--Office Depot, Inc. a leading global provider of office products, services, and solutions and parent company of Office Depot and OfficeMax, is thanking educators by helping them ‘Gear Up for School’ during Teacher Appreciation Days with a 25-percent-off coupon — available in stores Aug. 1-4 and Aug. 29-Sept. 1 on qualifying purchases1 — for Office Depot® OfficeMax® Rewards program members, which is free to join.

“At Office Depot, teachers can find the tools they need to ‘Gear Up for School’ and help students reach their peak performance,” said Tim Rea, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Office Depot, Inc. “We appreciate educators' hard work and want to thank them by offering valuable benefits and additional savings during Teacher Appreciation Days.”

In addition to the available teacher discount, educators can also obtain a free calendar filled with a year’s worth of savings that they can pick up during Teacher Appreciation Days as an Office Depot® OfficeMax® Rewards member. Throughout the year, members benefit from other discounts and offers on supplies for the classroom.

Office Depot also supports teachers and their commitment to learning through an ongoing partnership with The Education Center, LLC, the publisher of The Mailbox books and magazines. New, downloadable content is available that incorporates fun and creative uses for Post-it® notes in the classroom, ideas to streamline classroom curriculum and shortcuts for stylish classroom decor.

And, educators can enter to win a sweepstakes2 for cash prizes to assist with their school and classroom needs. One lucky school will win a $2,500 Office Depot gift card and three lucky educators each will win a $500 Office Depot gift card. Educators are encouraged to share the sweepstakes with their whole school for more chances to win. To download classroom content or enter the sweepstakes, visit TheMailbox.com/gearupforschool.

New this year, Office Depot is the official provider of office supplies for Disney’s The Lion King experience, a holistic arts education program that gives accredited elementary and middle schools the opportunity to produce condensed, age-appropriate adaptations of The Lion KingThe Lion King experience features a rigorous curriculum designed to introduce teachers and students to a wide range of theatrical skills. Through the curriculum, teachers and students examine theatrical processes before applying the skills they’ve learned to put on the KIDS edition (for elementary students) or JR edition (for middle school students) of their own production of The Lion King.

About Office Depot, Inc.

Office Depot, Inc. is a leading global provider of products, services, and solutions for every workplace – whether your workplace is an office, home, school or car.

Office Depot, Inc. is a resource and a catalyst to help customers work better. We are a single source for everything customers need to be more productive, including the latest technology, core office supplies, print and document services, business services, facilities products, furniture, and school essentials.

The company has annual sales of approximately $16 billion, employs approximately 56,000 associates, and serves consumers and businesses in 56 countries with approximately 1,800 retail stores, award-winning e-commerce sites and a dedicated business-to-business sales organization – all delivered through a global network of wholly owned operations, joint ventures, franchisees, licensees and alliance partners. The company operates under several banner brands including Office Depot, OfficeMax, OfficeMax Grand & Toy, Reliable and Viking. The company’s portfolio of exclusive product brands include TUL, Foray, Brenton Studio, Ativa, WorkPro, Realspace and HighMark.

Office Depot, Inc.’s common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol ODP. Additional press information can be found at: http://news.officedepot.com.

1 Valid in store only for Office Depot® OfficeMax® Rewards program members. Excludes technology, consumer electronic products and accessories, media and software products, HP ink & toner and Epson ink. Other exclusions apply. See a store associate for coupon. Limit 1 per member. Coupons valid 08/01/15 - 08/04/15 11:59 PM ET and 08/29/15 - 09/01/15 11:59 PM ET.

2 NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Sweepstakes application period starts 7/1/2015 and ends 9/30/2015 11:59 p.m. EDT. Open to current legal residents of the 50 U.S. and District of Columbia who, at time of entry, are age 21+, are employed full-time or part-time as educators in kindergarten through grade 12, and are located in the United States. Residents of Rhode Island are not eligible. To enter and for full rules, visit TheMailbox.com/gearupforschool. Sponsor: Office Depot, Inc. 6600 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33496.

Contacts

Office Depot, Inc.
Julianne Embry, 561-438-1451
julianne.embry@officedepot.com

Release Summary

Office Depot, Inc. is thanking educators by helping them ‘Gear Up for School’ during Teacher Appreciation Days with a 25-percent-off coupon available in stores Aug. 1-4 and Aug. 29-Sept. 1.

Contacts

Office Depot, Inc.
Julianne Embry, 561-438-1451
julianne.embry@officedepot.com