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 DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Office Depot, Inc. (NYSE: ODP), the largest office products superstore chain in North America, and Dun & Bradstreet Information Services, the world's largest marketer of business information, today announced an alliance to make specially priced D&B products conveniently available to Office Depot customers. This is the first time in Dun & Bradstreet's 150+ year history that it has offered specially priced business information to customers of a major retailer.
 This arrangement enables Dun & Bradstreet to provide information to Office Depot's customer base of home-office and small- and mid-sized businesses throughout the United States. It also allows Office Depot to provide customers of its 300+ stores access to professional business information that can help companies grow and more profitably manage their businesses.
 Business professionals can use the Dun & Bradstreet information products, available via D&B Express Services(R), to help determine the financial stability of customers and suppliers, review customers' payment performances as reported to D&B and access public record information (Uniform Commercial Code filings, suits, liens and judgments). Dun & Bradstreet can also help businesses assess the market potential for new products and services and generate prospect mailings and telemarketing lists.
 Office Depot customers interested in the products can obtain information about them at Business Service Centers, located in each Office Depot store. They can order the products, which include the Business Information Report, Dun & Bradstreet Payment Profile, Mailing Lists, Telemarketing Lists and Prospect Profiles, by calling a Dun & Bradstreet business professional at the toll-free D&B information hotline, 800-879-1362, extension 3796.
 These business professionals will answer questions and place order(s), which will be delivered by mail or fax. Dun & Bradstreet will bill Office Depot customers directly or accept payment with a major credit card.
 Dun & Bradstreet goes to great lengths to help ensure the quality of its products and services. Approximately 1,200 business analysts and 2,000 support personnel conduct more than 3 million face-to-face and telephone interviews annually. More than 200 million trade experiences pass through Dun & Bradstreet's file annually. Suits, liens and judgments are also collected from 2,500 filing locations nationally. And Dun & Bradstreet updates its information base continually -- more than 620,000 times each business day.
 Dun & Bradstreet Information Services, North America, is a company of the Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, the world's largest marketer of business information and related services with revenue of $4.75 billion in 1992.
 Office Depot Inc. currently operates 316 warehouse stores throughout the United States and Canada. The company reported sales of $1.733 billion for fiscal year 1992. Office Depot is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "ODP" and is included in the Standard & Poor's Mid Cap Index.
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 /CONTACT: Gary Schweikhart, public relations manager of Office Depot, Inc., 407-265-4399; or Pam Spiridon, public relations manager of Dun & Bradstreet, 908-665-5105/

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