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Staples’ (SPLS) CEO Ron Sargent On Q2 2014 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

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Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS)

Q2 2014 Earnings Conference Call

August 20, 2014 08:00 AM ET

Executives

Chris Powers – VP, IR

Ron Sargent – Chairman and CEO

Christine Komola – CFO

Demos Parneros – President, North American Stores & Online

Shira Goodman – President, North American Commercial

Analysts

Gary Balter – Credit Suisse

Aram Rubinson – Wolfe Research

Michael Lasser – UBS

Brian Nagel – Oppenheimer

Mike Baker – Deutsche Bank

Greg Melich – ISI Group

Matthew Fassler – Goldman Sachs

Alan Rifkin – Barclays

Simeon Gutman – Morgan Stanley

Anthony Chukumba – BB&T Capital Markets

Dan Binder – Jefferies

Scott Tilghman – B. Riley

Operator

Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the quarter two 2014 Staples, Inc. earnings conference call. My name is Sheila, and I will be your operator for today. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. We will conduct a question-and-answer session towards the end of this conference. (Operator Instructions)

As a reminder, this call is being recorded for replay purposes. I would like to turn the call over to Mr. Chris Powers, Vice President of Investor Relations. Please proceed, sir.

Chris Powers – VP, IR

Thanks, Sheila. Good morning, everyone and thanks for joining us for our second quarter 2014 earnings call. During today’s call, we will discuss certain non-GAAP metrics. Please see the Financial Measures and Other Data section of the Investor Information portion of Staples.com for reconciliation of these measures.

Certain information we will discuss constitutes forward-looking statements for the purposes of the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including those discussed or referenced in Staples’ 10-Q filed this morning.

Here to discuss Staples’ Q2 performance are Ron Sargent, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Christine Komola, Chief Financial Officer. Also joining us are Demos Parneros, President of North American Stores and Online; Shira Goodman, President of North American Commercial; and John Wilson, President of Europe. Ron?

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