Office Depot to exclusively offer MeadWestvaco's line of Jean Chatzky financial organization products

BOCA RATON, Florida , January 23, 2012 () – Office Depot (NYSE: ODP), a leading global provider of office supplies and services, today announced that Jean Chatzky’s line of financial organization products, developed by MeadWestvaco Consumer & Office Products, exclusively are available at Office Depot retail locations nationwide.

Renowned financial expert Jean Chatzky’s collection features essential solutions to help customers organize and manage their day-to-day finances. Products include budgeting tools, organizers and calendars for the home office, along with shopping organizers and cash trackers for individuals on-the-go. There is also a kid’s money manager and chores calendar to help children learn good money habits. All items feature simple financial tips from Chatzky.

"You don't need complicated solutions for everyday financial challenges," said Chatzky. "My new collection at Office Depot is all about inspiring customers and their kids to manage money in new and creative ways. These products encourage them to be innovative by customizing an organization system that suits their needs."

With Jean Chatzky’s financial organizational products available at Office Depot starting at just $4.99, customers will enjoy a wide selection of items that won’t break the bank.

“Jean Chatzky's new financial organization products build upon her financial philosophy to help our customers track their spending, reduce clutter, and feel empowered to be in control of their finances," said Farla Efros, Executive Vice President, Merchandising for Office Depot. "Office Depot embraces Jean's viewpoint and we are excited to bring her products to our customers to help them save time and money throughout the year."

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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 1,656 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 58 countries.

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About Jean Chatzky

Jean Chatzky, an award-winning journalist and best-selling author, is the author of seven books, including the recent New York Times best-seller Money 911: Your Most Pressing Money Questions Answered, Your Money Emergencies Solved. In March 2012, Jean will release her highly anticipated new book Money Rules. Jean is a sought-after motivational speaker, as well as a respected consultant to businesses and company executives. She also regularly shares her advice and opinions as a guest on popular television shows. For more information, please visit www.jeanchatzky.com.

About MWV

MeadWestvaco Corporation (NYSE: MWV), provides packaging solutions to many of the world’s most-admired brands in the healthcare, beauty and personal care, food, beverage, home and garden, and tobacco industries. The company's businesses also include Consumer & Office Products, Specialty Chemicals, and the Community Development and Land Management Group, which sustainably manages the company’s land holdings to support its operations, and to provide for conservation, recreation and development opportunities. With 17,500 employees worldwide, MWV operates in 30 countries and serves customers in more than 100 nations. MWV manages all of its forestlands in accordance with internationally recognized forest certification standards, and has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for eight consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.mwv.com.

About MWV Consumer & Office Products

MWV Consumer & Office Products, a division of the MeadWestvaco Corporation, is the leading manufacturer and marketer of the most trusted brands in school supplies, office products, planning, and organizing tools, including Mead®, Five Star®, AT-A-GLANCE®, DayMinder®, Cambridge®, Academie®, Day Runner® and Amcal® brands, among others. MWV Consumer & Office Products produces notebooks, folders, decorative calendars, stationery products, and time management and personal organizers for every stage of life. For more information, please visit www.mead.com.

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