Douglas Out as Staples CEO

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FRAMINGHAM – Staples, Inc. announced the Company and J. Alexander (Sandy) M. Douglas, Jr. have mutually agreed that Douglas will step down as Chief Executive Officer.

 John A. Lederer, Executive Chair of the Board, will be appointed interim CEO of the Company. These changes will be effective as of Friday, June 18, 2021.

The Company’s Board of Directors has commenced a search process to identify a permanent CEO.

“On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Sandy for his commitment and dedication to the Company,” Lederer said. “I look forward to working closely with Chief Financial Officer Jeff Hall and the rest of the senior management team to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Company and execute on our growth strategy as the economic recovery in North America gains momentum. As we look ahead, we remain sharply focused on delivering strong performance and the critical products and services required for America’s successful return to work.”

Lederer has served as Executive Chairman of the Board of Staples, Inc. since 2017 and as a Senior Advisor at Sycamore Partners since 2017.

Staples has its worldwide headquarters in Framingham.

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