UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549



FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (d) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 15, 2011

STAPLES, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)

Delaware

0-17586

04-2896127

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

(Commission

File Number)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

Five Hundred Staples Drive, Framingham, MA

01702

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 508-253-5000

 

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

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Item 2.02     Results of Operations and Financial Condition

On November 15, 2011, Staples, Inc. announced its financial results for the quarter ended October 29, 2011.  The full text of the press release issued in connection with the announcement is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

The information in this Form 8-K and the exhibit attached hereto shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

Item 9.01     Financial Statements and Exhibits

The exhibit listed on the Exhibit Index immediately preceding such exhibit is furnished as part of this Current Report on Form 8-K.


SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date:

November 15, 2011

Staples, Inc.

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Mark A. Weiss

Mark A. Weiss

Vice President,

Assistant General Counsel


EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit No.

Description

 
99.1

Press release dated November 15, 2011.