NEW YORK Feb 18 Office supply companies
OfficeMax Inc and Office Depot Inc are in
advanced talks to merge, the Wall Street Journal reported,
citing people familiar with the matter.
The deal is expected to be a stock-for-stock transaction,
the Wall Street Journal said on Monday, adding that the precise
terms could not be learned.
The deal is not yet done, and talks could still fall apart,
the Journal reported. An announcement could come as early as
this week, the Journal added, citing the sources.
A spokesperson for each company could not be reached for