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Office Depot, Inc. Partners with Silverback Learning Solutions

Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP), a leading global provider of office products, services, and solutions, today announced a partnership with Silverback Learning Solutions, a pioneering K-12 education technology company, to bring districts and administrators personalized learning solutions that help foster student and educator achievement.

The unique partnership combines Office Depot, Inc.’s Committed to Learning™ initiative with Silverback Learning Solutions’ education software Mileposts™, Teacher Vitae and EdifyAssess, powered by Silverback Learning, which allow teachers and districts to personalize education learning plans while managing interventions and monitoring achievement.

Office Depot, Inc. works with school districts across the country to help implement innovative technology and educational tools that help meet the changing needs of students. Through this partnership, school districts and teachers have access to flexible solutions where they can customize individual plans for students and shift additional time spent on planning to teaching in the classroom.

“Silverback Learning Solutions’ pledge to personalized education aligns with Office Depot’s Commitment to Learning™,” said Becki Schwietz, senior director of growth strategies for Office Depot, Inc. “From our perspective, it’s an innovative approach to the direction of education in the future, and we are excited to be involved.”

Another benefit of the partnership that’s now available to school districts is an extensive professional learning program and personalized instruction based on real-time student data through Silverback’s Teacher Vitae and EdifyAssess.

“We are honored to partner with Office Depot on our personalized learning solutions to administrators and school districts,” said Dr. Jim Lewis, founder and CEO of Silverback Learning Solutions. “Through Office Depot Inc.’s Committed to Learning™, school districts will have a team of education experts ready to demonstrate, implement and execute our Silverback Learning Solutions software, while being supported every step of the way.”

Office Depot, Inc. collaborates with school districts and other educational institutions through the company’s Committed to Learning™ initiative, which offers educators access to a national team of curriculum and instruction experts across disciplines. Through the Committed to Learning™ initiative, the company partners with school districts to meet their strategic goals by providing instructional solutions and access to experts that enrich the learning experience in the areas of personalized learning, project-based learning and innovative learning spaces, culture and wellness, instructional resources, and supplies.

To learn more, visit www.officedepot.com/education or email us directly at [email protected].

About Office Depot, Inc.

Office Depot, Inc. is a leading global provider of products, services, and solutions for every workplace – whether your workplace is an office, home, school or car.

The company had annual sales of approximately $11 billion, employed approximately 38,000 associates, and served consumers and businesses in North America and abroad with approximately 1,400 retail stores, award-winning e-commerce sites and a dedicated business-to-business sales organization – with a global network of wholly owned operations, franchisees, licensees and alliance partners. The company operates under several banner brands including Office Depot, OfficeMax and Grand & Toy. The company’s portfolio of exclusive product brands include TUL, Foray, Brenton Studio, Ativa, WorkPro, Realspace and HighMark.

Office Depot, Inc.’s common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “ODP.”

All trademarks, service marks and trade names of Office Depot, Inc. and OfficeMax Incorporated used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Office Depot, Inc. and OfficeMax Incorporated, respectively. Any other product or company names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

About Silverback Learning Solutions

Silverback Learning Solutions is founded by a former superintendent and continues to be enriched by educators. We deliver solutions focused on the individual learner, the classroom, and the district with personalized learning and growth at the core. Our award-winning company delivers a complete suite of products - Mileposts™, Teacher Vitae and EdifyAssess powered by Silverback. Students, teachers, administrators, and superintendents use Silverback solutions to drive intentional instruction for greater achievement and they are found in K - 12 schools and districts throughout the U.S. Please visit us at www.silverbacklearning.com

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