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No one sells more office products to more customers in more countries than Office Depot. As of September 29, 2001, Office Depot operated 846 office supply superstores in the United States and Canada, in addition to a national business-to-business delivery network supported by 25 delivery centers, more than 60 local sales offices and eight regional call centers. Furthermore, the Company had operations in 15 countries outside of the United States and Canada, including 28 office supply stores in France and seven in Japan that are owned and operated by the Company; and 101 additional office supply stores under joint venture and licensing agreements operating under the Office Depot(R) name in five foreign countries. The Company also operates an award-winning U.S. Office Depot(R) brand Web site at http://www.officedepot.com where customers can access Office Depot`s low competitive prices seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day. The Company also operates thirteen other Web sites, under the Office Depot(R) and Viking Office Products(R) names, in the U.S. and eight international countries including: Austria, Australia, France, Japan, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
Office Depot`s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ODP and is included in the S&P; 500 Index. Office Depot is an Official Sponsor of the U.S. 2002 and 2004 Olympic Team.
Office Depot, Inc., Delray Beach
Eileen H. Dunn, Investor Relations/Public Relations