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United Stationers Inc. To Report First Quarter 2005 Results.

DES PLAINES, Ill. -- United Stationers Inc. (NASDAQ:USTR) will report first quarter results on Thursday, May 5, 2005, at close of market. In connection with the earnings release, United Stationers will host a conference call, which will also be broadcast over the Internet on Friday, May 6, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Central Time. The press release containing the full text of the earnings announcement and accompanying financial tables, along with other information relating to the call, will be available on the Investor Information section of United Stationers' Web site, www.unitedstationers.com.

To participate, callers within the U.S. and Canada should dial (800) 599-9829 and International callers should dial (617) 847-8703 approximately ten minutes before the time of the presentation. The passcode is "43613627". To listen to the Webcast via the Internet, participants should visit the Investor Information section of the company's Web site at www.unitedstationers.com at least 15 minutes prior to the event's broadcast. Then, follow the instructions provided to assure that the necessary audio application is downloaded and installed. Windows Media Player is required to listen to this Webcast. This program can be obtained at no charge to the user. In addition, interested parties can access an archived version of the call, which will also be located on the Investor Information section of United Stationers' Web site approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call and for the following two weeks.

Company Overview

United Stationers Inc., with 2004 sales of $4.0 billion, is North America's largest broad line wholesale distributor of business products. Its integrated computer-based distribution systems make more than 40,000 items available to approximately 15,000 resellers. United is able to ship products within 24 hours of order placement because of its 35 United Stationers Supply Co. distribution centers, 24 Lagasse distribution centers that serve the janitorial and sanitation industry, two Azerty distribution centers in Mexico that serve computer supply resellers, and two distribution centers that serve the Canadian marketplace. Its focus on fulfillment excellence has given the company an average order fill rate of better than 97%, a 99.5% order accuracy rate, and a 99% on-time delivery rate. For more information, visit www.unitedstationers.com.

The company's common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock Market(R) under the symbol USTR.
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