OfficeMax Chief Digital Officer Elected to Board

Company Fosters Collaboration, Creativity to Build on Award-Winning e-Commerce Business and Digital Innovation

Sep 30, 2013, 08:00 ET from OfficeMax Incorporated

NAPERVILLE, Ill., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- OfficeMax® Incorporated (NYSE: OMX), a leading provider of office supplies, technology and services, and the 11th largest online retailer1, today announced that Jim Barr, executive vice president and chief digital officer, has been elected to the Board of Directors of where he will serve a two-year term.

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"It's an honor to join the board and help to play a role in advancing the organization's strategic mission, including helping to address the challenges and opportunities most pressing to us within the digital retail industry," said Barr.  "As advances in technology allow consumers and businesses to shop in new ways, we also have the opportunity to reach our customers in new ways to engage them and build deeper brand loyalty. plays a crucial role in fostering the insights and dialogue needed to position online and omni-channel retailing to succeed."

"We are pleased to welcome Jim Barr to the board. Jim brings a high level of global e-commerce and omni-channel expertise to our already stellar list of digital leaders," said Vicki Cantrell, NRF senior vice president and executive director of "We're confident that he will bring insight to help advance the issues that online retailers face during this crucial time when consumers increasingly expect channels and business units to work together to create a seamless shopping experience across multiple platforms and touch points."

Barr joined OfficeMax as executive vice president and chief digital officer in November 2011. With strong experience leading global e-commerce and omni-channel strategy, Barr has focused on innovations aimed at expanding the company's omni-channel capabilities to better serve the rapidly changing ways that customers shop.

About OfficeMax OfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE: OMX) is a leading provider of 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, print and document services, technology products and solutions, and furniture to businesses and consumers.  OfficeMax consumers and business customers are served by approximately 28,000 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 2013 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

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