10/17/08

Click your mouse and furnish your office with the new Viking Direct i-furniture brochure

Katie Evans , Managing Editor, International Research

Leicester (UK), October 17, 2008 -- Office Depot® (NYSE: ODP), a leading global provider of office products and services today announced the launch of the new Viking Direct furniture interactive brochure (i-brochure). Using a new online interactive tool at www.vikingdirect-furniture.co.uk, customers can find furniture and seating options that offer function, high-end design and comfort -- all at a great value.

The new-look i-brochure is a smart, simple-to-use, online brochure which offers Viking Direct customers outstanding deals on the latest trends in office furniture. The products featured in the brochure include an impressive assortment of leading national brands combined with fast delivery, reliable suppliers and a professional assembly service free of charge on all orders over £30*.

“There’s everything from the most essential office equipment, such as desks and filing cabinets, all the way to the little things like plants so you can stamp your own mark on your workplace,” said Ian Gregory, Marketing Manager of Viking Direct.

Using the new i-brochure, customers can quickly locate office furniture, chairs and accessories as well as browse the many pieces in the various collections from the practical and chic “Box” range to the modern “Basicline” range. Additionally, customers will not have to worry about getting their order back to the office or putting it together, as Viking offers free delivery and assembly on all orders over £30*. Customers who are not completely satisfied with their furniture within the first 30 days will get a refund.

“At Viking, we’re determined to take all the hassle out of buying office furniture. Our new i-brochure is very simple to navigate, with plenty of photos and specifications of our extensive range of furniture. All you have to do is pick up the phone, place your order and leave the rest to us. We’ll deliver and assemble all of your furniture, so you don’t have to – leaving you free to get on with your work in the comfort of your fully furnished office,” Gregory said.

Viking Direct has been delivering the latest, top-quality furniture to offices throughout the UK and Ireland for more than ten years. To place an order, visit www.vikingdirect-furniture.co.uk.

* Excluding VAT

About Office Depot
Every day, 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 products and services to its customers through 1,680 worldwide retail stores, a dedicated sales force, top-rated catalogs and a $5.0 billion e-commerce operation. Office Depot has annual sales of approximately $15.4 billion, and employs about 49,000 associates around the world. The Company provides more office products and services to more customers in more countries than any other company, and currently sells to customers directly or through affiliates in 44 countries.

About Office Depot and Viking Direct United Kingdom and Ireland Viking Direct mail order customers receive a mix of catalogue mailings throughout the course of the year that are designed to keep them informed of new products and special offers. Orders are placed via the telephone, fax or the award winning web site www.viking-direct.co.uk and www.vikingdirect.ie. The Viking Direct business is the clear leader within the direct-mail office supplies channel and is the supplier of choice to small- and medium-sized organizations across the UK and Ireland.

Office Depot is the country’s leading contract supplier of office products, specializing in providing cost effective and efficient supply solutions to corporate customers, who want to negotiate terms of supply with a representative of the company. Office Depot customers have exclusive access to over 2,400 Niceday products – the group’s own brand, which has gained a well-earned reputation for value and quality. The comprehensive choice of over 7,500 products in the catalogue, is available for next day delivery and multiple-channel ordering and invoicing methods are available – phone, fax, e-mail and online www.onlineofficedepot.co.uk and http://bsdnet.officedepot.ie. Office Depot’s own team of drivers and a fleet of over 300 vehicles deliver to business addresses across the UK and Ireland.

Marisa Bluestone
Office Depot US
+1-561-438-7895
+1-561-699-8715 mobile
Marisa.Bluestone@officedepot.com

Gerard van der Zanden
Office Depot Europe
31 77 323 8861
31 6 11 31 88 15 mobile
Gerard.Zanden@officedepot.com

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