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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Joseph Vassalluzzo

67 2017 Chairman of the Board

Gerry Smith

53 2017 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Stephen Hare

62 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Michael Allison

58 2013 Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer

Stephen Calkins

2016 Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer

Juliet Johansson

46 2014 Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

Michael Rabinovitch

47 2017 Senior Vice President - Finance, Chief Accounting Officer

Nigel Travis

66 2013 Lead Director

Warren Bryant

70 2013 Director

Francesca Ruiz de Luzuriaga

62 2013 Director

Rakesh Gangwal

62 2013 Director

Cynthia Jamison

56 2013 Director

V. James Marino

65 2013 Director

Michael Massey

51 2013 Director

David Szymanski

59 2013 Director

Kristin Campbell

54 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Joseph Vassalluzzo

Mr. Joseph S. Vassalluzzo has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of the Company, effective February 27, 2017. He currently serves as a director on public company boards, including, since 2002, the Federal Realty Investment Trust, where he is Chairman of the Board of Trustees and LifeTime Fitness, since 2006, where he is the Lead Director. Mr. Vassalluzzo previously served on the board of directors of iParty Corp. from 2004 to 2013 and on the board of directors of Commerce Bancorp from 2005 to 2008 where he chaired various committees of both. He also operates a retail consulting business. Previously, among other roles, Mr. Vassalluzzo was employed by Staples, Inc. from 1989 until 2005, most recently as Vice Chairman. Additionally, his duties at Staples included world-wide responsibility for all of Staples’ real estate activities, including, but not limited to, the development and management of all retail stores; distribution; office and warehouse centers; all engineering, construction and design activities; and facilities management.

Gerry Smith

Mr. Gerry P. Smith has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company, effective February 27, 2017. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. G. Smith was at Lenovo Group Limited, a $45 billion leading global technology company (“Lenovo”), since 2006. Most recently, Mr. G. Smith served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Lenovo since 2016 where he was responsible for all operations across Lenovo’s global product portfolio. Prior to assuming this role, also in 2016, Mr. G. Smith was Executive Vice President and President, Data Center Group. From 2015 to 2016, he served as Chief Operating Officer of the Personal Computing Group and Enterprise Business Group, and from 2013 to 2015 he served as President of the Americas. In these roles, Mr. G. Smith oversaw Lenovo’s fast-growing enterprise business worldwide and Lenovo’s overall business in the America’s region. Prior to that, Mr. G. Smith was President, North America and Senior Vice President, Global Operations of Lenovo from 2012 to 2013, and Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain of Lenovo from 2006 until 2012 where he was responsible for end-to-end supply chain management. Prior to Lenovo, Mr. G. Smith held a number of executive positions at Dell Inc. from 1994 until 2006, as the company became a global leader in personal computers.

Stephen Hare

Mr. Stephen E. Hare is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the company since December 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Hare served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Wendy’s Company, a restaurant owner, operator and franchisor, from July 2011 until September 2013. Mr. Hare also served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, Inc., a position he held from October 2008 until July 2011. He also served as Chief Financial Officer of Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc., a restaurant owner, operator and franchisor (“Arby’s”), from June 2006 until the sale of Arby’s by The Wendy’s Company in July 2011. Prior to joining The Wendy’s Company, Mr. Hare served as an Executive Vice President of Cadmus Communications Corporation (“Cadmus”), a leading publisher of scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, and as President of Publisher Services Group, a division of Cadmus, from January 2003 to June 2006, and as the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Cadmus from September 2001 to January 2003. Mr. Hare currently serves as a director of Hanger, Inc., a provider of orthotic and prosthetic products and services that enhance human physical capability.

Michael Allison

Mr. Michael Allison is the Executive Vice President & Chief People Officer of Office Depot, Inc. effective December 2013. From July 2011 until December 2013, Mr. Allison was our Executive Vice President, Human Resources. Mr. Allison joined Office Depot in September 2006 as Vice President, Human Resources. Prior to joining Office Depot, Mr. Allison served as Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Victoria’s Secret Direct from February 2001 to September 2005. Prior to Victoria’s Secret, he was Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Bank One, and Senior Vice President and Director of Human Resources for National City Bank.

Stephen Calkins

Mr. Stephen R. (Steve) Calkins has been promoted as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer of the Company. He was Executive Vice President - Contract Sales of Office Depot, Inc. In this role, Calkins is responsible for managing the Company's North American field sales organization which services small, medium and large businesses, education and government customers, and Canadian operations. He is also responsible for setting strategic direction to grow profitable sales across customer segments and vertical markets, including by developing innovative solutions designed to expand the customer relationship. Previously, Calkins served as Senior Vice President, North American Business Solutions for Office Depot. Additionally, he served as the Vice President & Deputy General Counsel responsible for the North American legal department, as well as government relations. Calkins joined Office Depot in 2003 and has played a significant role in a number of dealings, including prior acquisitions, and helped to oversee Office Depot's construction of a new global headquarters. Calkins is a graduate of Michigan State University and the University of South Carolina School of Law.

Juliet Johansson

Ms. Juliet Johansson is Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of the Company since March 2014. From May 2012 to September 2013, Ms. Johansson served as Senior Vice President of the Global Commercial Business of Biomet 3i, a dental implant manufacturer. Prior to Biomet 3i, Ms. Johansson served as an Operating Advisor at The Blackstone Group from September 2010 to May 2012. Prior to the Blackstone Group, Ms. Johansson spent five years at Ryder, Inc., where she held a number of senior executive roles involving strategy, national sales and marketing, including Vice President Marketing from September 2005 to March 2008 and Vice President National Sales until March 2010. Prior to Ryder, Ms. Johansson was a consultant with McKinsey & Company for seven years.

Michael Rabinovitch

Mr. Michael Rabinovitch has been appointed as Senior Vice President - Finance, Chief Accounting Officer of the Company, effective March 3, 2017. Mr. Rabinovitch has been with the Company since January 2015 serving as Vice President of Finance, North America. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Rabinovitch was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Birks Group, a North American manufacturer and retailer of fine jewelry and luxury timepieces, from 2005 through 2014. Prior to joining Birks Group, Mr. Rabinovitch had been Vice President of Finance of Claire’s Stores, Inc., a specialty retailer of fashion jewelry and accessories, from 1999 to 2005. Prior to joining Claire’s Stores, Inc., Mr. Rabinovitch was Vice President of Accounting & Corporate Controller at an equipment leasing company. Mr. Rabinovitch spent five years with Price Waterhouse LLP. Mr. Rabinovitch is a licensed certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Nigel Travis

Mr. Nigel Travis Lead Director of Office Depot, Inc. Mr. Travis has been Chairman of the board of Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc., a quick-service restaurant franchisor, since May 2013 and Chief Executive Officer since January 2009. From 2005 through 2008, Mr. Travis served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Papa John’s International, Inc., an international take-out and delivery pizza restaurant chain. From 1994 to 2004, he had executive roles in Europe, International and Retail divisions of Blockbuster, Inc., culminating with the role of President and Chief Operating Officer from 2001 to 2004. Mr. Travis also held human resources and international roles for Burger King Holdings, Inc. from 1989 to 1994, prior to which he worked for Grand Metropolitan PLC since1985. Mr. Travis’ previous board service includes Lorillard, Inc. from 2008 to 2012, Papa John’s International, Inc. from 2005 to 2008, Bombay Company from 2000 to 2007, and Limelight Group from 1996 to 2000.

Warren Bryant

Mr. Warren F. Bryant is Director of the Company. Previously, Mr. Bryant was a director of OfficeMax Incorporated from 2004 to November 2013. From 2002 to 2008, Mr. Bryant served as a director and the President and Chief Executive Officer of Longs Drug Stores Corporation, a retail drug store chain on the West Coast and in Hawaii. From 2003 to 2008, he served as the Chairman of the Board of Longs Drug Stores. Mr. Bryant served as Senior Vice President of The Kroger Co., a retail grocery chain, from 1999 to 2002. From 1996 to 1999, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Dillon Companies, Inc., a retail grocery chain and subsidiary of The Kroger Co. From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Bryant served as a director of George Weston Limited, a Canadian public company. Mr. Bryant has also served as a director of The National Association of Chain Drug Stores from 2003 to 2008, and as Chairman of the Association during 2008. Mr. Bryant has also served as a director of Pathmark Stores, Inc., from 2004 to 2005. Since 2009, Mr. Bryant has served as a director of Dollar General Corporation. Since 2013, Mr. Bryant has also served as a director of Loblaw Companies Limited, a Canadian public company and Canada’s food and pharmacy leader and largest retailer.

Francesca Ruiz de Luzuriaga

Ms. Francesca Ruiz de Luzuriaga is Director of the Company. Previously she was a director of OfficeMax Incorporated from 1998 to November 2013. From 1999 to 2000, Ms. Luzuriaga served as the Chief Operating Officer of Mattel Interactive, a business unit of Mattel, Inc., one of the major toy manufacturers in the world. Prior to holding this position, she served Mattel as its Executive Vice President, Worldwide Business Planning and Resources, from 1997 to 1999, and as its Chief Financial Officer from 1995 to 1997. Since leaving Mattel in 2000, Ms. Luzuriaga has been working as an independent business development consultant. From 2002 until 2005, she was also a director of Providian Financial Corporation. Since January 2012, she has been a director of SCAN Health Plan, a not-for-profit Medicare Advantage health plan. Since 2015, Ms. Luzuriaga also serves as a director of SuperValu, Inc. A retail grocery store chain.

Rakesh Gangwal

Mr. Rakesh Gangwal is Director of the Company. Previously, Mr. Gangwal was a director of OfficeMax Incorporated from 1998 to November 2013. From June 2003 to August 2007, Mr. Gangwal was the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Worldspan Technologies, Inc., a provider of travel technology and information services to the travel and transportation industry. From 2002 to 2003, Mr. Gangwal was involved in various personal business endeavors, including private equity projects and consulting projects. He was the President and Chief Executive Officer of US Airways Group, Inc., the parent corporation for US Airways’ mainline jet and express divisions as well as several related companies, from 1998 until 2001. Mr. Gangwal was also the President and Chief Executive Officer of US Airways, Inc., the main operating arm of US Airways Group, from 1998 until 2001. He was also the President and Chief Operating Officer of US Airways Group, Inc., and US Airways, Inc., from 1996 to 1998. Mr. Gangwal has been a director of CarMax, Inc. since 2011 and served as a director of PetSmart, Inc. from 2005 to 2015. Mr. Gangwal is also the co-founder of InterGlobe Aviation Limited (fka IndiGo Airlines), India’s largest domestic airline and is currently serving as a director since 2015.

Cynthia Jamison

Ms. Cynthia T. Jamison is Director of the company. Ms. Jamison was the Chief Financial Officer of AquaSpy, Inc. from 2009 to 2012. From 1999 to 2009, she was a partner with Tatum, LLC, an executive services firm focused exclusively on providing Chief Financial Officer support to public and private companies. Prior to joining Tatum, she served as Chief Financial Officer of Chart House Enterprises and previously held various financial positions at Allied Domecq Retailing USA, Kraft General Foods, and Arthur Andersen LLP. Ms. Jamison’s experience also includes her service, since 2004 and until 2015, as a director of B&G Foods, Inc. Since 2002, Ms. Jamison has served as a member of the board of directors for Tractor Supply Company and currently serves as the Chairman of the board. Ms. Jamison also serves as a director of Darden, Inc. since 2014 and a director of Big Lots, Inc. since 2015.

V. James Marino

Mr. V. James Marino is Director of the Company. Previously, Mr. Marino was a director of OfficeMax Incorporated from 2011 to November 2013. From 2006 until his retirement in August 2011, Mr. Marino was President and Chief Executive Officer of Alberto-Culver Company, a personal care products company. Prior to holding that position, Mr. Marino served as President of Alberto-Culver Consumer Products Worldwide from 2004 to November 2006, and as President of Alberto Personal Care Worldwide, a division of Alberto-Culver Company, from 2002 to 2004. Mr. Marino has been a member of the board of directors of PVH Corp. since 2007. He was also a member of the board of directors of Alberto-Culver Company from 2006 to 2011.

Michael Massey

Mr. Michael J. Massey is no longer Director of Office Depot Inc., with effect from July 2017 (AGM). Mr. Massey currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of PetSmart, Inc. Since August 2014, he has also served on the Policyowners Examination Committee of Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. Previously, Mr. Massey served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Collective Brands, Inc., an international shoe manufacturer and retailer, from June 2011 to October 2012, as Senior Vice President of Law from March 2003 to June 2011 and as General Counsel and Secretary from March 2003 to October 2012. He previously served in various executive roles at Collective Brands in corporate development and legal from 1996 to 2003, and served as President of Payless ShoeSource’s international joint ventures, which included a total of over 200 stores. Prior to Collective Brands, Inc., he was counsel at The May Department Stores Company, a major American department store holding company, from 1990 to 1996. Since 2015, Mr. Massey also serves as a director for Retail Industry Leaders Association, Medical Management International, Inc. and PetSmart Charities.

David Szymanski

Dr. David M. Szymanski is Director of the Company. Previously, Previously, he was a director of OfficeMax Incorporated from 2004 to November 2013. Dr. Szymanski became the Dean of the University of Cincinnati Lindner College of Business in 2010. Prior to that, Dr. Szymanski was a Professor of Marketing and holder of the JC Penney Chair of Retailing Studies at Texas A&M University, where he had served since 1987. Dr. Szymanski served as the Director of the Center for Retailing Studies at Texas A&M University from 2000 to 2006. From 2004 until 2010, Dr. Szymanski was a director of Zale Corporation, and from 2004 to 2006, Dr. Szymanski was a director of the National Retail Federation Foundation Board. Dr. Szymanski has held significant leadership positions in major universities. His great depth of knowledge regarding all aspects of the retail industry arising from his academic focus and his experience as a board member for another public company, led the Board to conclude that he should be nominated as a director.

Kristin Campbell

Ms. Kristin Ann Campbell is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Campbell has been Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (“Hilton Worldwide”), a global hospitality company, since June 2011. She is responsible for leading Hilton Worldwide’s global legal, compliance and government relations functions. Prior to Hilton Worldwide, Ms. Campbell was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Staples, Inc., a $25 billion international office products company. While in this role she gained experience in board work and corporate governance, regulatory compliance, M&A, commercial transactions, litigation, real estate, labor and employment, in both the U.S. domestic and international arenas. Prior to joining Staples, Inc. in 1993, Ms. Campbell worked at law firms Goodwin Procter LLP and Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster. Ms. Campbell is a Board Member and member of the Executive Committee of Vital Voices Global Partnership and an Advisory Board Member of New Perimeter. Ms. Campbell served as a Board Member of The Trustees of Reservation, a non-profit land conservation organization, from 2009 to 2012 and as an Advisory Board Member of Bay Cove Human Services from 2003 to 2008. She is a member of the Massachusetts and Virginia bars.