Feb 7, 2013

Office Depot Inks Agreement To Remain Exclusive Office Products Company Of The Florida Panthers And BB&T; Center

SUNRISE, Fla. – Sunrise Sports & Entertainment announced today that Office Depot (NYSE: ODP) has signed an extension to remain the Exclusive Office Products Company of the Florida Panthers and the BB&T Center. Featured in this partnership is significant in-arena signage and branding through a series of unique and customized initiatives.

In addition to BB&T Center signage, Office Depot will receive exposure through a number of SSE’s internal media assets including print, digital, online and more. The partnership also includes an in-game video feature called “Depot Time” at 10 Florida Panthers home games.

“We are thrilled and honored to have Office Depot sign this extension,” said SSE President Michael R. Yormark. “Office Depot’s decision to grow its marketing partnership with SSE is indicative of our organization’s ability to deliver measurable results and increase brand awareness through highly customized and innovative relationships like this one.”

“Office Depot has been a proud sponsor of the Florida Panthers and BB&T Center for more than a decade and we are thrilled to continue the relationship,” said Bob Moore, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Merchandising Officer for Office Depot. “As a company based in South Florida, this unique partnership will allow Office Depot to intimately engage with our customers, while showcasing the great products and services we offer online and throughout our nationwide retail chain.”

About Office Depot
Office Depot provides office supplies and services through 1,675 worldwide retail stores, a dedicated sales force, top-rated catalogs, and global e-commerce operations. Office Depot has annual sales of approximately $11.5 billion, employs about 39,000 associates, and serves customers in 60 countries around the world.

Office Depot’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ODP. Additional press information can be found at: http://mediarelations.officedepot.com and http://socialpress.officedepot.com/.

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