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Staples Solutions Announces Agreement to Sell Netherlands Retail Business


AMSTERDAM, 22 June 2018 – Staples Solutions B.V. (“Staples Solutions”) today announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its retail business, and a part of its online business in the Netherlands to a party related to KantoorExpert Group. The sale includes Staples Solutions NL Retail employees and all 39 retail stores in the Netherlands. At some point following the closing of the transaction, the new owners will rebrand the retail business in the Netherlands to Office Centre, its previous name in the market.

"This transaction is a win for our employees, our customers and for our strategic direction,” said Dolph Westerbos, Chief Executive Officer of Staples Solutions. "The new owners bring a deep understanding of the B2B retail business with a strong footprint in the country. Office Centre will become a valued wholesale customer to Staples Solutions, which means we will continue to provide them with products - and I am pleased that we have found a strong complimentary partner to position our retail business and customers for ongoing success.”

In the pursuit of helping its customers accomplish more, Staples Solutions’ mission is to be the leading solutions provider of integrated products and services for the workspace of today and tomorrow.

About Staples Solutions
Staples Solutions is the leading provider of workplace products, services, and solutions to small, mid-sized, and large businesses in Europe. Through our integrated offering, Staples Solutions is the partner of choice to meet the diverse needs of the workplace of today and tomorrow. Headquartered in Amsterdam, we operate in 17 countries in Europe. You can learn more about Staples Solutions at www.staples.eu.

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