Office Depot, Inc. Recognized for Outstanding Product Quality and Service by David Weekley Homes

Marks the Tenth Consecutive Year Office Depot Has Received The Nationally Acclaimed “Partners of Choice” Award from David Weekley Homes

BOCA RATON, Fla.--()--Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP), a leading global provider of office products, services, and solutions, and parent company of Office Depot and OfficeMax, today was recognized for its outstanding product quality and service by David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately held home builder. This marks the tenth consecutive year that Office Depot has received the esteemed “A,A Partners of Choice” award given this year to only 15 of the home builder’s suppliers.

“Office Depot is very appreciative of the David Weekley Homes ‘Partners of Choice’ award. Honors such as this showcase Office Depot’s continued customer-centric philosophy,” said Steve Calkins, executive vice president, business solutions division for Office Depot, Inc. “We are committed to providing great value on supplies and services to help our customers efficiently operate and grow their business.”

Now in its twelfth year, the “Partners of Choice” award is handed out to suppliers based on their quality and service as rated by David Weekley Homes' team members on a quarterly basis. The award is based on a comprehensive supplier evaluation platform, the heart of which is the “National Trading Partner Survey.” Approximately 200 companies participate in the program that allows team members to rate the suppliers’ effectiveness in delivering quality and service to the organization.

“Due to the length and breadth of our process there are no shortcuts to success,” said Bill Justus, vice president supply chain services for David Weekley Homes and executive sponsor of the supplier evaluation platform. “As an award winner, our friends at Office Depot had to successfully manage thousands of transactions throughout the year. Through their actions they have proven to be world-class in delivering quality and service to our team.”

In compiling the results of the National Trading Partner Survey, each company’s numeric scores are averaged, and then an alpha rating is assigned relative to its ranking as compared with all of Weekley’s other national trading partners. Alpha ratings range from A to F in 20 percent increments. The “Partners of Choice” Award is presented to suppliers who maintained either an “A,A” rating for both quality and service for the previous twelve months or an “A” rating in either quality or service.

Office Depot has been a partner of David Weekley Homes since 2002, providing office supplies and services.

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.

About David Weekley Homes

David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 20 cities across the United States. David Weekley Homes was the first builder in the United States to be awarded the Triple Crown of American Home Building, an honor which includes “America’s Best Builder,” “National Housing Quality Award” and two-time recipient of “National Builder of the Year.” Weekley has also appeared nine times on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list. Since inception, David Weekley Homes has closed more than 75,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company’s website at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.

Contacts

Office Depot, Inc.
Sarah England, 561-438-1448
sarah.england@officedepot.com

Release Summary

Office Depot, Inc. was recognized for its outstanding product quality and service by David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately held home builder.

Contacts

Office Depot, Inc.
Sarah England, 561-438-1448
sarah.england@officedepot.com