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United Stationers Announces Departure Of Group President

           United Stationers Announces Departure Of Group President

PR Newswire

DEERFIELD, Ill., Jan. 2, 2013

DEERFIELD, Ill., Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- United Stationers Inc. (NASDAQ:
USTR) today announced that Steve Schultz, Group President–Lagasse and ORS
Nasco, will be leaving United Stationers at the end of January to become the
President and Chief Operating Officer–North America for GOJO Industries.

Cody Phipps, president and chief executive officer, commented, "Steve has
provided strong business leadership to our Lagasse and ORS Nasco businesses.
We respect his decision to leave the company, and we are confident that the
Lagasse leadership team led by Paul Barrett and the ORS Nasco team led by
Larry Davis are prepared to continue the success of these businesses."

Company Overview

United Stationers Inc. is a leading wholesale distributor of business
products, with 2011 net sales of $5.0 billion. The company stocks a broad and
deep line of approximately 100,000 items on a national basis, including
technology products, traditional office products, janitorial and breakroom
supplies, office furniture, and industrial supplies. A network currently
comprised of 72 distribution centers allows it to deliver these products to
over 25,000 reseller customers. This network, combined with United's depth
and breadth of inventory, enables the company to ship most products overnight
to more than 90% of the U.S. and major cities in Mexico. For more information,
visit www.unitedstationers.com.

United Stationers' common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market
under the symbol USTR.

For Further Information Contact:

P. Cody Phipps
President and Chief Executive Officer
or
Fareed A. Khan
Sr. Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
United Stationers Inc.
(847) 627-7000

SOURCE United Stationers Inc.

Website: http://www.unitedstationers.com