OFFICE DEPOT AND LEXMARK LAUNCH ‘BUY A PRINTER, SUPPORT MILITARY FAMILIES’ PROGRAM TO BENEFIT OPERATION HOMEFRONT
Goal To Donate 4,000 New Lexmark Printers To Military Families
May 23, 2011
Boca Raton, Fla., May 23, 2011 – Office Depot® (NYSE: ODP), celebrating 25 years as a leading global provider of office supplies and services, and Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK), a leading global provider of imaging products, software, solutions and services, today announced a special program to support Operation Homefront, helping to give military families the products they need to stay in touch. This is the second consecutive year that Office Depot and Lexmark have partnered to provide support for Operation Homefront.
Beginning now and running through June 4, and again from June 26 through July 9, Office Depot and Lexmark will donate a new Lexmark printer* to Operation Homefront, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting military families nationwide, each time a customer purchases a Lexmark printer in an Office Depot store (regularly priced at $199.99 and above) or online at www.OfficeDepot.com. Office Depot and Lexmark aspire to donate more than 4,000 printers to Operation Homefront through this special initiative.
“Office Depot is proud to kick off the second year of the Operation Homefront program alongside Lexmark and continue to support military families throughout the country,” said Randy Wick, Vice President of Merchandising for Office Depot. “We encourage customers to help us donate 4,000 printers through this special and rewarding initiative.”
“Lexmark is proud to align with Office Depot for the second year in a row to support Operation Homefront,” said Marty Canning, President of Lexmark’s Imaging Solutions and Services. “Customers who participate in this program by purchasing a Lexmark all-in-one printer will not only save time and money, but help us in supporting thousands of deserving military families.”
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About Office Depot
Celebrating 25 years as a leading global provider of office supplies and services, Office Depot is Taking Care of Business for millions of customers around the globe. For the local corner store as well as Fortune 500 companies, Office Depot provides supplies and services to its customers through 1,641 worldwide retail stores, a dedicated sales force, top-rated catalogs and global e-commerce operations. Office Depot has annual sales of approximately $11.6 billion, and employs about 40,000 associates around the world. The Company provides more office supplies and services to more customers in more countries than any other company, and currently sells to customers directly or through affiliates in 55 countries.
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About Operation Homefront
Operation Homefront provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors. A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 4,500 volunteers across 25 chapters and met more than 167,000 needs in 2010. A four-star rated charity by watchdog Charity Navigator, nationally, 94 percent of total revenue donated to Operation Homefront goes to programs. For more information about Operation Homefront, please visit OperationHomefront.net.
Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK) provides businesses of all sizes with a broad range of printing and imaging products, software, solutions and services that help customers to print less and save more. Perceptive Software, a stand-alone software business within Lexmark, is a leading provider of enterprise content management software that helps organizations easily manage the entire lifecycle of their documents and content, simplifying their business processes, and fueling greater operational efficiency. In 2010, Lexmark sold products in more than 170 countries and reported more than $4 billion in revenue.
To learn more about Lexmark, please visit www.lexmark.com. For more information on Perceptive Software, please visit www.perceptivesoftware.com. For more information on Lexmark, see the Lexmark Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.
*Families will receive a Lexmark X2670 printer.
For further information: Lexmark, Kathy Edwards, +1-859-232-3371, email@example.com, or Office Depot, Mindy Kramer, +1-561-438-4276, mindy.kramer@OfficeDepot.com