SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the
Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on April 26, 2012.
|OFFICE DEPOT, INC.||
Meeting Type: Annual Meeting
|For holders as of: February 28, 2012|
|Date: April 26, 2012 Time: 8:30 a.m., EDT|
Location: Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel
2000 Northwest 19th Street
Boca Raton, FL 33431
OFFICE DEPOT, INC.
6600 NORTH MILITARY TRAIL
BOCA RATON, FL 33496
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THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS A VOTE FOR PROPOSAL 1.
|THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS A VOTE FOR PROPOSALS 2 AND 3.|
1. To elect ten (10) members of the Board of Directors for the term described in this Proxy Statement.
1a. Neil R. Austrian
1b. Justin Bateman
1c. Thomas J. Colligan
1d. Marsha J. Evans
1e. Brenda J. Gaines
1f. W. Scott Hedrick
1g. Kathleen Mason
1h. James S. Rubin
1i. Raymond Svider
1j. Nigel Travis
2. To ratify our Audit Committees appointment of Deloitte & Touche, LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the current year.
3. To hold an advisory vote approving the Companys executive compensation.
Other Matters: In their discretion, the proxies are authorized to vote upon such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment thereof.