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OFFICE DEPOT FILES SHELF REGISTRATION STATEMENT

 DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Office Depot, Inc. (NYSE: ODP), the largest office products superstore chain in North America, today announced that it has filed a "shelf" registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission covering 4 million shares of Office Depot common stock for issuance in future acquisitions. The common stock will not be sold to the public for cash.
 The registration statement relating to the common stock has not yet become effective. The common stock may not be sold, nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of the common stock in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state. Offers of the common stock will only be made in connection with acquisition transactions and by means of a prospectus.
 Office Depot currently operates 327 stores in 33 states and the District of Columbia and 16 stores in four Canadian provinces. Office Depot's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "ODP".
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 /CONTACT: Gary Schweikhart, public relations manager of Office Depot, 407-265-4399/
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