Office Depot Announces $100 Million Stock Repurchase Program

Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP) today announced that the Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase program of up to $100 million of its outstanding common stock.

The stock repurchase authorization, which is effective immediately, permits the company to repurchase stock from time-to-time through a combination of open market repurchases, privately negotiated transactions, 10b5-1 trading plans, accelerated stock repurchase transactions and/or other derivative transactions. The program, which extends for a period of 12 months, may be suspended or discontinued at any time. The exact number and timing of share repurchases will depend on market conditions and other factors, and will be funded through existing liquidity.

Office Depot Chairman and CEO Roland Smith commented, “As we communicated on May 16th, we are finalizing our comprehensive strategic review, which includes capital structure and return of capital alternatives. Today’s announcement reflects our commitment to shareholder return. We are continuing to work with our advisors to explore additional opportunities to further enhance shareholder value.”

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