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  • #10942
    OfficeMax Announces New Chief Information Officer,
    Vice President and Treasurer  

    OfficeMax(R)Incorporated,a leader in office
    products and services, has announced that Randy G.Burdick has been named chief
    information officer and John SJennings had been named vice president and

    Burdick will hold responsibility for the company’s overall information
    technology Strategy and the development and implementation of programs in
    support of that strategy. Jennings will oversee finance, cash management,
    investor relations, and risk management.

    Burdick previously held the group information officer and vice president,
    supply chain operations role with Hewlett-Packard Company’s Compaq division,
    where he led strategic technology initiatives related to the Hewlett-Packard and
    Compaq merger as well as key programs related to workforce and operations
    management technologies. Prior to joining Hewlett-Packard in 1999, Burdick held
    management positions with Advanced Micro Devices and Harris Semiconductor.

    “Randy’s experience and expertise will be of great value to OfficeMax as we
    pursue the integration of our contract and retail businesses,” said George
    Harad, executive chairman and chief executive officer. “His leadership of our
    information technology function will drive further innovation in our businesses
    and the programs and services we deliver to our customers.” Burdick holds a B.S.
    in computer engineering and a Master of Science degree in computer science from
    the University of South Florida

    Jennings brings to OfficeMax more than 15 years of corporate finance
    experience. Prior to joining OfficeMax, Jennings had held the vice
    president-investor relations position with Caremark Rx, Inc. since 2003.
    Previously, Jennings held treasury, investor relations and strategy positions
    with CVS Corporation.

    “With opportunities to serve a broader range of customers, OfficeMax also has
    the opportunity to strengthen key business functions,” said Ted Crumley, chief
    financial officer for OfficeMax. “John brings a strong background in finance and
    investor relations to OfficeMax and will be instrumental in leading growth in
    these areas.”

    Jennings holds a B.S. degree in business administration and an MBA degree
    from the University of Denver. About OfficeMax OfficeMax is a leader in both
    business-to-business and retail office products distribution. OfficeMax delivers
    an unparalleled customer experience — in service, in product, in time savings,
    and in value — through a relentless focus on its customers. The company
    provides office supplies and paper, print and document services, technology
    products and solutions, and furniture to large, medium and small businesses and
    consumers. OfficeMax customers are served by more than 40,000 associates through
    direct sales, catalogs, Internet and nearly 950 superstores. OfficeMax trades on
    the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol OMX