Alex Zoghlin to Resign From United Stationers Board of Directors

Feb 27, 2006, 00:00 ET from United Stationers Inc.

    DES PLAINES, Ill., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United Stationers
 Inc. (Nasdaq:   USTR) today announced that Alex D. Zoghlin, who has served on
 United's board of directors since 2000, will resign immediately after the
 company's annual stockholders meeting on May 10, 2006.  Zoghlin is president
 and chief executive officer of G2 SwitchWorks Corp., a Chicago-based
 travel/technology firm.
     Frederick B. Hegi, Jr., chairman of United's board, recognized Zoghlin's
 significant contributions to the company.  "On behalf of the board of
 directors and the corporate management team, I want to thank Alex for his
 years of dedication and commitment to the company and its success.  His broad
 strategic and technological insights have been invaluable," he said.
     "I have great respect for the management team and my fellow directors at
 United," commented Zoghlin.  "However, given the growing demands of my new
 company, my schedule no longer gives me the appropriate time I need to serve
 on United's board.  As I leave, I have every confidence that the company is in
 good hands."
     Company Overview
     United Stationers Inc. is North America's largest broad line wholesale
 distributor of business products, with annual sales of $4.4 billion.  The
 company's network of 68 distribution centers allows it to offer nearly 50,000
 items to its approximately 20,000 reseller customers.  This network, combined
 with United's depth and breadth of inventory in technology products,
 traditional business products, office furniture, janitorial and sanitation
 products, and foodservice consumables, enables the company to ship products on
 an overnight basis to more than 90% of the U.S. and major cities in Canada and
 Mexico. United's focus on fulfillment excellence has given it an average order
 fill rate of better than 97%, a 99.5% order accuracy rate, and a 99% on-time
 delivery rate.  For more information, visit .
     The company's common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock Market(R) under the
 symbol USTR.

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