OfficeMax Announces Appointment of Ravi Saligram to the National Retail Federation Board of Directors

Jan 22, 2013, 08:00 ET from OfficeMax Incorporated

NAPERVILLE, Ill., Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- OfficeMax® Incorporated (NYSE: OMX), a leader in office supplies, technology and services, today announced Ravi Saligram, president and CEO, was appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Retail Federation (NRF). Saligram will also join the NRF's Executive Committee and serve a three-year term. The NRF is the world's largest retail trade association and represents retailers of all types and sizes from the United States and more than 45 countries abroad including department stores, specialty, apparel, discount, online, independent, grocery and chain restaurants, among others. 


"It is truly a privilege to join the board and executive committee of this outstanding organization and to collaborate in shaping NRF's strategic objectives and overall advocacy agenda," said Saligram. "As technology and information continue to empower consumers and businesses alike in new ways, we as retailers have a tremendous opportunity to help our customers to make better choices and, in so doing, to build deeper brand loyalty. The NRF will remain core to cultivating the innovation and stewardship needed to position the industry to thrive."

"We are pleased to welcome Ravi Saligram of OfficeMax to our Board of Directors," said Matthew Shay, president and CEO of the National Retail Federation. "With his wealth of experience serving customers around the world and navigating the myriad issues that impact the retail industry every day, he will be an invaluable addition to our leadership team."

Saligram joined OfficeMax as president and chief executive officer in November 2010, and became a member of the OfficeMax Board of Directors at that time. With strong global experience in growing businesses and brands, he is driving a business transformation at OfficeMax aimed fundamentally at evolving its brand positioning from an office products supplier to a multichannel provider of workplace products, services and solutions. Saligram is also a board member of Church & Dwight, a consumer and specialty products company with leading brands such as Arm & Hammer and OxiClean; and is a trustee for the Eisenhower Fellowships.

About OfficeMax OfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE: OMX) is a leader in integrating products, solutions and services for the workplace, whether for business or at home. The OfficeMax mission is simple: We provide workplace innovation that enables our customers to work better. The company provides office supplies and paper, in-store print and document services through OfficeMax ImPress®, technology products and solutions, and furniture to businesses and consumers. OfficeMax consumers and business customers are served by approximately 29,000 associates through; and; more than 900 stores in the U.S. and Mexico; and direct sales and catalogs. OfficeMax has been named one of the 2012 World's Most Ethical Companies, and is the only company in the office supply industry to receive Ethics Inside® Certification by the Ethisphere Institute. To find the nearest OfficeMax, call 1-877-OFFICEMAX. For more information, visit

About National Retail Federation As the world's largest retail trade association and the voice of retail worldwide, NRF represents retailers of all types and sizes, including chain restaurants and industry partners, from the United States and more than 45 countries abroad. Retailers operate more than 3.6 million U.S. establishments that support one in four U.S. jobs – 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.5 trillion to annual GDP, retail is a daily barometer for the nation's economy. NRF's Retail Means Jobs campaign emphasizes the economic importance of retail and encourages policymakers to support a Jobs, Innovation and Consumer Value Agenda aimed at boosting economic growth and job creation. 

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