OfficeMax Announces Appointment of John Kenning to Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Board

  OfficeMax Announces Appointment of John Kenning to Chicagoland Chamber of
                                Commerce Board

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Nov. 28, 2012

CHICAGO, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OfficeMax^® Incorporated (NYSE:OMX), a
leader in office and facility supplies, technology and services, announced
today that John Kenning, executive vice president and president of OfficeMax
Workplace, was appointed to the board of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce,
one of the largest and most influential Chambers in the nation.


"I'm honored to join with my peers to advance the Chicagoland Chamber's
objectives of helping area businesses to grow and promoting the economic
development of the region," said Kenning. "At OfficeMax, we believe in the
extraordinary value of building relationships with other businesses and the
success that can be achieved through collaboration. Our company has long been
dedicated to the growth and success of Chicago, and it is my privilege to work
with the Chamber Board as an advocate for creating a community of innovation
and opportunity throughout the Chicagoland area."

"I'm pleased to welcome John as one of the newest members of the Chicagoland
Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors," said Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
Chairman of the Board andCharter One and RBS Citizens, Illinois and Michigan
President Scott C.  Swanson. "By pooling resources to serve as the 'Voice of
Business' for the greater  Chicago area, the Chicagoland Chamber strives to
make ours the most business-friendly region in the country by engaging in
aggressive public policy and economic development initiatives, creating
meaningful events and programs, and connecting our members to each other and
the community.As Chairman of the Board, it's an honor to work with our
community's extraordinary leadership and talented staff to implement strategic
initiatives for the betterment of our region.We welcome John to the table,
and I look forward to working with him in the months to come."

OfficeMax has a strong presence in the Chicagoland area, serving local
businesses and consumers through an integrated sales and customer service
team, and more than 40 stores and two distribution facilities in the immediate
region. OfficeMax multi-national headquarters are also located in Naperville.
OfficeMax is involved in the community through various activities that include
being the title sponsor for the upcoming Hockey City Classic in February 2013.

About OfficeMax
OfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE: OMX) is a leader in integrating products,
solutions and services for the workplace, whether for business or at home.
The OfficeMax mission is simple: We provide workplace innovation that enables
our customers to work better. The company provides office supplies and paper,
print and document services, technology products and solutions, and furniture
to businesses and consumers. OfficeMax consumers and business customers are
served by approximately 29,000 associates through; and; more than 900 stores in the U.S. and
Mexico; and direct sales and catalogs. OfficeMax has been named one of the
2012 World's Most Ethical Companies, and is the only company in the office
supply industry to receive Ethics Inside^® Certification by the Ethisphere
Institute. To find the nearest OfficeMax, call 1-877-OFFICEMAX. For more
information, visit

About Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
Founded in 1904, we are a private, non-profit business assistance and economic
development organization. With 2,600 members, representing over 1.3 million
individual employees in the six-county Northeastern Illinois region (Cook,
DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry & Will), we are the largest Chamber of Commerce in
Illinois and one of the largest in the nation. Our mission is to make
Chicagoland the most business-friendly region in America and to enhance our
members' success through aggressive advocacy, member benefits, services, and
actionable information.

All trademarks, service marks and trade names of OfficeMax Incorporated used
herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of OfficeMax Incorporated. Any
other product or company names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their
respective owners.

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SOURCE OfficeMax Incorporated

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