Office Depot signs multiyear agreement with Taylor Corp. for web-to-print technology, custom printed products

NORTH MANKATO, Minnesota , September 16, 2011 (press release) – Taylor Corporation today announced that it has been awarded a multi-year agreement with Office Depot (NYSE: ODP), a leading global provider of office supplies and services, for web-to-print technology and custom printed products.

Under the terms of the agreement, Taylor Corporation will provide a broad array of products and services, including fulfillment of custom printed products; document management and delivery technology; a multi-channel e-ordering platform; and a print sourcing program to support Office Depot associates in meeting customer demand.

"We continue to enjoy a valuable long-term relationship with Taylor Corporation," said Kristin Micalizio, Vice President of Office Depot’s Copy & Print Depot. "By renewing and expanding our relationship with Taylor, Office Depot will take advantage of an even broader range of Taylor’s capabilities that will allow us to better serve our customers.”

"Coming off 2010 when we were proud to receive Office Depot’s Copy & Print Vendor of the Year award, we are excited to have earned Office Depot’s continuing trust,” said Todd Alexander, Taylor's Chief Sales Officer. “Taylor's market-leading strength as a reseller partner is reflected by the expanded scope of this agreement, which will see Office Depot benefit from our web-to-print expertise, product manufacturing, fulfillment, and marketing to a multitude of print markets. This unmatched combination of capabilities helps our channel partners enjoy a relationship with their print customers wherever and whenever they choose to order their printed products."


About Taylor Corporation:

Taylor Corporation is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States, with more than 80 subsidiaries and 9,500 employees. We’re a global company providing business and personal communications products, technologies and services. We’re the people behind the interactive, printing and marketing solutions that help build the world’s most popular brands. Our products are embraced by everyone from brides to big box retailers and from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Today we’re leveraging our vast resources to create opportunities that run deep and strong across diverse industries. Additional press information can be found at: http://www.taylorcorp.com.

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 1,627 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 56 countries.

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