OfficeMax Offers Chicagoland Free Skate Passes to the Hockey City Classic Winter Festival in Soldier Field

  OfficeMax Offers Chicagoland Free Skate Passes to the Hockey City Classic
                       Winter Festival in Soldier Field

PR Newswire

NAPERVILLE, Ill., Jan. 3, 2013

NAPERVILLE, Ill., Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --OfficeMax^® Incorporated
(NYSE:OMX), a leader in office supplies, technology and services, today
announced that it has teamed up with the Chicago Park District to give away
free skate passes^1 for the OfficeMax Hockey City Classic Winter Festival
exclusively at select Chicago-area OfficeMax stores. Starting at 10 a.m. CT
on Sunday, Jan. 6, select Chicagoland OfficeMax stores will hand out a total
of 3,000 passes to the public for the free skate events on Feb. 2 and Feb. 18
at Soldier Field.

This is the first time that outdoor hockey is coming to Soldier Field so the
tickets – which will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis – are
expected to go fast.

"OfficeMax is pleased to sponsor the Hockey City Classic and to provide the
Chicagoland area the unique opportunity to skate at Soldier Field," said Ravi
Saligram, OfficeMax President and CEO. "Chicago is a sports town, and we're
thrilled to support an event that promises to both entertain and celebrate our
city."

The public skate events are part of OfficeMax Hockey City Classic Winter
Festival activities scheduled from Feb. 1–18 for Chicagoland residents and
visitors through the Chicago Park District. Other festival events include the
High School Hockey Faceoff Feb. 8-9, as well as private ice rentals and
community hockey events. Details for the OfficeMax Hockey City Classic Winter
Festival are available at www.hockeycityclassic.com.

OfficeMax expects significant demand for the tickets. Passes may be obtained
at the following OfficeMax locations:

  oFullerton Plaza: 1829 West Fullerton Avenue, Chicago
  oRivercrest Shopping Center: 4921 West Cal-Sag Road, Crestwood
  oForest Plaza: 6455 East State Street, Rockford
  oNew York Square: 4338 Fox Valley Center, Aurora
  oOakbrook Court Shopping Center: 1500 16^th Street, Suite C, Oakbrook
  oGrand Hunt Center: 6523 Grand Avenue, Gurnee
  oWillow Creek Retail Center: 2211 Willow Road, Glenview
  oPoplar Creek Crossing: 2570 Sutton Road, Hoffman Estates

OfficeMax has a strong presence in the Chicagoland area, serving local
businesses and consumers through an integrated sales and customer service
team, and nearly 40 stores and two distribution facilities in the immediate
region. OfficeMax multi-national headquarters are also located in Naperville.
The company is dedicated to the growth and improvement of Chicagoland area,
and is involved in the community through various activities, including the
recent candy train float in the Thanksgiving Parade, sponsorship of the annual
OfficeMax Green Tie Ball in conjunction with Chicago Gateway Green and the
marquee sponsorship of the 2012 Human Rights Campaign Chicago Gala Dinner and
Auction.

The OfficeMax Hockey City Classic is organized by Chicago-based sports and
entertainment marketing agency Intersport in partnership with Soldier Field,
the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Sports Commission.

For more information about the free skate event and participating OfficeMax
locations visit officemax.com/loveschicago. For information, including ticket
sales and schedule information visitHockeyCityClassic.com. For more
information aboutOfficeMaxproducts and services, visitOfficeMax.com.

About Soldier Field
Soldier Field, Chicago's premier event venue, hosts over 200 public and
private events annually. The stadium is owned by the Chicago Park District and
managed by SMG, the world leader in venue management, marketing and
development. Soldier Field is the first stadium inNorth Americaand the
onlyNFLstadium to be awarded LEED-EB Certified status by theU.S. Green
Building Council. Visitwww.SoldierField.netor call to learn more about its
greening initiatives.

AboutChicago Park District
For more information about the Chicago Park District's more than 8,100 acres
of parkland, 580 parks, 26 miles of lakefront, 10 museums, two world-class
conservatories, 16 historic lagoons, 10 bird and wildlife gardens, thousands
of special events, sports and entertaining programs, please
visitwww.chicagoparkdistrict.comor contact theChicago Park Districtat
312/742.PLAY or 312/747.2001 (TTY). Want to share your talent? Volunteer in
the parks by calling, 312/742.PLAY.

About theChicago Sports Commission
The Chicago Sports Commissionis a division of Choose Chicago, Inc. Together,
we market Chicagoas the premier tourist and sports destination in the world.
The Chicago Sports Commissionactively recruits and attracts sporting events
toChicagoand works to enhance the image ofChicagoas a world-class sports
town. For more information, visit www.chicagosportscommission.com.

About Intersport
Since 1985, Intersport has been an award-winning innovator and leader in the
creation of sports and entertainment based marketing platforms. Intersport
provides turnkey solutions for global brands by combining two award-winning
divisions: Sponsorship & Event Marketing and Television & Digital Media.
Intersport owns and operates seven annual live television events: All-Star
Football Challenge, College Home Run Derby, College Slam Dunk & 3-Point
Championships, High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships, Hockey City
Classic, Women's Basketball Tip-Off Classic and the Under Armour All-America
High School Football Game. To learn more about Intersport, log on
towww.intersportnet.com, like us on
Facebook(www.Facebook.com/IntersportBuzz) or follow us on Twitter
(@IntersportBuzz).

AboutOfficeMax
OfficeMax Incorporated(NYSE: OMX) is a leader in integrating products,
solutions and services for the workplace, whether for business or at home.
TheOfficeMaxmission is simple: We provide workplace innovation that enables
our customers to work better. The company provides office supplies and paper,
in-store print and document services through OfficeMax ImPress®, technology
products and solutions, and furniture to businesses and consumers.
OfficeMaxconsumers and business customers are served by approximately 29,000
associates through OfficeMax.com; OfficeMaxSolutions.com and Reliable.com;
more than 900 stores in the U.S. andMexico; and direct sales and
catalogs.OfficeMaxhas 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 theEthisphere Institute. To find the
nearestOfficeMax, call 1-877-OFFICEMAX. For more information, visit
www.officemax.com.

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.

^1A limited supply of free skate passes are available at select OfficeMax -
Chicago, IL metro locations starting January 6, 2013. Passes will be available
on a first come basis. Limit 4 passes per household; skate rental and parking
not included. Free skate days are Saturday February 2, 2013 and Monday
February 18, 2013. No rain checks or substitutions will be given. Passes are
not redeemable for cash. Cash value of each pass is .001¢.

OfficeMax Media Contact
Nicole Miller
630.864.6069

SOURCE OfficeMax Incorporated

Website: http://www.officemax.com