OfficeMax Teams Up with Chicago Public Schools and Pro Football Superstar Brandon Marshall to Honor Chicago Teachers

  OfficeMax Teams Up with Chicago Public Schools and Pro Football Superstar
                  Brandon Marshall to Honor Chicago Teachers

OfficeMax CEO, Marshall and CPS CEO Surprise 100 Teachers with $100K Donation
in Essential Classroom Supplies

PR Newswire

NAPERVILLE, Ill., Jan. 31, 2013

NAPERVILLE, Ill., Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- OfficeMax^® Incorporated
(NYSE:OMX), with a strong business and community presence throughout the
greater Chicagoland area, today partnered with Chicago Public Schools (CPS)
and wide receiver Brandon Marshall to surprise 100 local teachers with a
$100,000 total donation in essential school supplies for their classrooms.

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At this point in the school year, many teachers will step back and reassess
the needs of their classroom, spending money out of their own pockets to
purchase additional school supplies to ensure their students have the
resources they need to get through the remainder of the year. Today's event,
part of OfficeMax's larger annual A Day Made Better program, reinforces the
company's long-standing dedication to the Chicagoland community and the
education of its children. In its sixth year, the A Day Made Better program,
in partnership with AdoptAClassroom.org, aims to help end the need for
teacher-funded classrooms.

"On behalf of OfficeMax and our associates, it is my pleasure to make this
donation to Chicago teachers in recognition of their important contributions
and unyielding dedication in educating our children, Chicago's future
workforce," said Ravi Saligram, President and CEO of OfficeMax. "The future
success of our children is one very important way to ensure this great city
continues to thrive. OfficeMax is a proud member of the Chicagoland community,
and we're thrilled to join Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Bears'
Brandon Marshall to help us make this day even more memorable for our
teachers."

"No one is more dedicated to the well-being and success of our students than
their teachers, and we should recognize them every day for the work they are
doing on behalf of our children," said CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett. "That's
why I am delighted to shine this spotlight on those being honored today. We
are grateful to OfficeMax for recognizing these outstanding teachers and for
their generous support, which will go to great use in classrooms across the
city."

To the average American teacher, "back to school" means spending approximately
$1,000 out of their own pocket on essential classroom supplies^1. With the
help of OfficeMax shoppers and business customers, last year OfficeMax donated
$1.9 million in classroom supplies to teachers nationwide through its A Day
Made Better program. In an effort to help further ease the financial burden
of teachers in Chicago, OfficeMax enlisted CPS and pro football wide receiver
Brandon Marshall to help surprise the teachers with $1,000 each in essential
school supplies for the classroom.

"When I learned that teachers spend approximately $1,000 out of their own
pocket on classroom supplies for their students, I immediately jumped at the
chance to help OfficeMax with their A Day Made Better initiative here in
Chicago," said Brandon Marshall, professional football wide receiver. "This
is my chance to give back to the city in a big way and help OfficeMax continue
to do the great work they're doing to support teachers."

Since 2007, A Day Made Better and other OfficeMax Goodworks programs have
contributed more than $20 million in grants and supplies to support more than
30,000 teachers and their classrooms. Additionally, OfficeMax has helped its
nonprofit partner AdoptAClassroom.org secure funding for more than 79,000
classrooms nationwide.

OfficeMax also has a strong presence in the Chicagoland area, serving local
businesses and consumers through an integrated sales and customer service
team, nearly 40 stores and two distribution facilities in the immediate
region. The company is dedicated to the growth and improvement of Chicagoland
area, and is involved in the community through various activities, including
the title sponsorship of the upcoming OfficeMax Hockey City Classic in
February 2013.

About A Day Made Better

Teachers spend approximately $1,000 out of their own pockets each year to
offset school budget shortfalls and ensure that their students have the
necessary classroom resources for learning^1. The OfficeMax A Day Made Better
program, in partnership with AdoptAClassroom.org, aims to help end the need
for teacher-funded classrooms.

Since 2007, A Day Made Better and other OfficeMax Goodworks programs have
contributed more than $20 million in grants and supplies to support more than
30,000 teachers and their classrooms. Additionally, through the annual event,
OfficeMax has helped its nonprofit partner AdoptAClassroom.org secure funding
for more than 79,000 classrooms nationwide.

Learn more at ADayMadeBetter.com or adopt a teacher at AdoptAClassroom.org.

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 OfficeMax.com;
OfficeMaxWorkplace.com and Reliable.com; 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 OfficeMax.com.

About AdoptAClassroom.org

AdoptAClassroom.org  is a national, award-winning 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organization dedicated to supporting classroom teachers and ensuring all
children have equal access to a quality education. Since 1998, the
organization has raised over $18 million on behalf of classrooms across
America. Donors form meaningful partnerships with classroom teachers and
students. Teachers benefit from the ability to purchase resources that create
a more engaging learning environment, and students benefit from the knowledge
that someone in the community cares about their success. To support a
classroom, visit www.AdoptAClassroom.org.

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.

^12005 National Education Association survey. Confirmed by an OfficeMax survey
of teachers in June 2009.

OfficeMax Media Contact
Nicole Miller
630.864.6069

SOURCE OfficeMax Incorporated

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