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OfficeMax Launches New Name of U.S. Contract Business


OfficeMax Workplace(SM) Poised to Help Business Customers Drive Efficiency, Cost Savings and Spend Control

NAPERVILLE, Ill., Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OfficeMax® Incorporated (NYSE: OMX), a leader in office and facility supplies, technology and services, today announced that its U.S. contract business will now go to market as OfficeMax Workplace(SM). The new name reflects the company's commitment to developing strategic relationships with a wide array of customers including businesses, universities, hospitals, schools and local governments to provide them with tailored solutions specific to the unique needs of their workplace.

"I am pleased with the progress our U.S. contract business has made throughout the course of the last 18 months," said Ravi Saligram, President and CEO of OfficeMax. "The new name and identity of OfficeMax Workplace is a strong affirmation of its rightful place within our portfolio of businesses."

Added John Kenning, President of OfficeMax Workplace, "This new name reflects our mission to help our customers drive efficiency and cost savings through innovative products, services and solutions."

OfficeMax Workplace(SM) provides a holistic suite of product and service solutions – including office supplies, interiors and furniture, print and document services, facility products and services, and technology.  This range of solutions enables OfficeMax to understand each business's unique needs and then customize a program to help them manage their overall spend and gain greater control of the procurement process.

About OfficeMax
OfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE: OMX) is a leader in integrating products, solutions and services for the workplace, whether for business or at home.  The OfficeMax mission is simple: We provide workplace innovation that enables our customers to work better.  The company provides office supplies and paper, print and document services, technology products and solutions, and furniture to businesses and consumers.  OfficeMax consumers and business customers are served by approximately 29,000 associates through; and; more than 900 stores in the U.S. and Mexico; and direct sales and catalogs. OfficeMax has been named one of the 2012 World's Most Ethical Companies, and is the only company in the office supply industry to receive Ethics Inside® Certification by the Ethisphere Institute.  To find the nearest OfficeMax, call 1-877-OFFICEMAX.  For more information, visit

All trademarks, service marks and trade names of OfficeMax Incorporated used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of OfficeMax Incorporated. Any other product or company names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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