STAPLES Business Depot

STAPLES Business Depot

December 21, 2006 16:37 ET

University Student Receives an Unexpected Gift for the Holidays!

STAPLES Business Depot's 15th Anniversary 'Thank you, Canada' Grand Prize winner receives 2007 Suzuki vehicle.

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 21, 2006) -

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STAPLES Business Depot is pleased to announce Ms. Carly Kaplan of Winnipeg, Manitoba as the Grand Prize winner of the company's 15th Anniversary 'Thank You Canada' contest. Ms. Kaplan, a student at the University of Manitoba, is the proud winner of a brand new 2007 Suzuki SX4 AWD crossover vehicle.

"I never dreamed I would be the winner", said Kaplan. "What a great way to begin my winter break and relieve the stress of studying for exams."

In his letter to Ms. Kaplan, Steve Matyas, President, STAPLES Business Depot, offered his congratulations and good wishes for a happy Holiday Season.

In addition to the grand prize, the STAPLES Business Depot 'Thank You Canada' Contest gave customers the opportunity to win one of five trips for two to Nassau, Bahamas, a new high-definition Panasonic 42" Plasma TV, one of two Toshiba Laptops and a Global Obusforme Executive Leather Tilter Chair.

Congratulations to Isabelle Desharnais, from Montreal,QC, Claude Savoie from Saint-Basile-le-Grand, QC, Kim Leger from Kelowna, BC, Hamzeh Roumani from Toronto, ON, and Neil Flannery from Mississauga, ON, on winning trips for two to Nassau, Bahamas.

Congratulations to Carol Balon from Prince Albert, SK on winning the third prize: a Panasonic 42" Plasma TV.

Leslie Nuyens from Vernon, BC, and Michael Bennett from Calgary, AB are the lucky winners of brand new Toshiba Laptops.

And congratulations to our fifth prize winner, Deb Bedard from Hamilton ON, on winning a new Global Obusforme Chair.

About STAPLES Business Depot

STAPLES Business Depot was founded in Toronto in 1991. It is Canada's largest supplier of office supplies, business machines, office furniture and business services for the small business and home office customer. The company is an everyday low price retailer. The chain operates stores in all provinces across Canada under the banners STAPLES® Business Depot™ and BUREAU EN GROS™. The company has over 13,000 employees serving customers through more
than 265 office superstores, catalogue, and e-commerce. STAPLES® Business Depot™/BUREAU EN GROS™ is committed to making shopping easy by offering customers three ways to shop - online, by catalogue and in-store. More information is available at www.staples.ca.

About Staples

Staples, Inc. invented the office superstore concept in 1986 and today is the world's largest office products company. With 69,000 talented associates, the company is committed to making it easy to buy a wide range of office products, including supplies, technology, furniture, and business services. With 2005 sales of $16.1 billion, Staples serves consumers and businesses ranging from home-based businesses to Fortune 500 companies in 21 countries throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia. Headquartered outside of Boston, Staples operates more than 1,800 office superstores and also serves its customers through mail order catalog, e-commerce and contract businesses. More information is available at www.staples.com.

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