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staples inc (SPLS) Details

Staples, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates office products superstores. It operates in three segments: North American Stores & Online, North American Commercial, and International Operations. The company offers a range of office supplies, business technology products and services, facility and breakroom supplies, computers and mobility products, and office furniture under the Staples, Quill, and other proprietary brands. It also provides copy and print services to retail and delivery customers, as well as technology services through its EasyTech business. The company sells and delivers office products and services directly to businesses and consumers through its and Websites, as well as through retail stores, contract sales force, and direct mail catalog business. As of March 7, 2014, it operated approximately 2,200 stores worldwide. The company also operated 116 distribution and fulfillment centers in 30 states in the United States; 7 provinces in Canada; and in Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, China, Argentina, Brazil, and Australia. Staples, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is based in Framingham, Massachusetts.

46,361 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/6/14
Founded in 1985

staples inc (SPLS) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chairma...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.5M
Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting...
Total Annual Compensation: $567.5K
President of Europe
Total Annual Compensation: $1.1M
President of North American Stores & Online
Total Annual Compensation: $742.2K
Vice Chairman
Total Annual Compensation: $742.2K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

staples inc (SPLS) Key Developments

Staples Explores Strategic Options

Ronald L. Sargent, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Staples, Inc. (NasdaqGS:SPLS) announces that as we discussed in our recent meeting, we believe that the best way to maximize value for Staples' shareholders is through exploring and completing a business combination with Office Depot. For a variety of reasons, we believe that now is the right time to pursue such a transaction, and we urge you to immediately retain a reputable investment bank and legal advisors to assist the Board in evaluating, structuring and executing a transaction with Office Depot.

Staples, Inc. Announces Board Changes

On January 13, 2015, Robert C. Nakasone, Lead Independent Director, notified Staples, Inc. that he will retire from Staples' Board of Directors upon the end of his term at Staples' 2015 annual meeting of shareholders. The Board intends for Robert E. Sulentic to serve as Lead Independent Director, upon Mr. Nakasone's retirement. Mr. Sulentic, Chief Executive Officer of CBRE, Inc., joined the Staples Board in 2007 and currently serves as the Chair of the Audit Committee.

Staples, Inc. Announces Board Changes

Staples, Inc. announced that Paul-Henri Ferrand, Vice President of U.S. Sales and Operations at Google, has been nominated by the company's Board of Directors for election as a Director at the 2015 Annual Meeting. Paul-Henri is a strong strategic fit given his deep background in ecommerce and technology at large, global organizations. His extensive business-to-business experience will be extremely valuable as the company continue to focus on delivery businesses as a key growth engine of Staples. Prior to joining Google, Ferrand was President of Dell North America, where he led Dell's business-to-business and consumer segments with revenue of $24 billion. In addition, Robert C. Nakasone, Lead Independent Director, has announced his decision to retire at the end of his term at the 2015 Annual Meeting.


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