ODP Confirms Receipt of Staples Proposal to Acquire Consumer Business for $1 Billion

by Katie Lee

Boca Raton, Fla. — The ODP Corporation, a leading provider of business services, products and digital workplace technology solutions through an integrated B2B distribution platform with an online presence and approximately 1,100 stores, has confirmed that its board of directors has received a proposal from USR Parent, Inc. (Staples), the parent company of Staples and a portfolio company of Sycamore Partners, to acquire the company’s consumer business for $1 billion in cash.

Last month, the company announced a plan to separate into two independent, publicly-traded companies, each with a unique and highly focused strategy and investment profile.

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC are acting as legal and financial advisor to the Company, respectively.

The ODP Corporation’s banner brands include Office Depot®, OfficeMax®, CompuCom® and Grand&Toy®. For more information, visit www.news.theodpcorp.com and www.investor.theodpcorp.com.




SOURCE: The ODP Corporation

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