News Release

Quill Corporation and NASD Enter Agreement to Form Marketing Partnership

Lincolnshire, Ill. and Washington, D.C.—Quill Corporation and the Affinity Marketing Group of the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (NASD) announced that they have entered into a marketing partnership. As a result of this partnership, NASD member firms, companies listed on The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. and on The American Stock Exchange that enroll in the program will enjoy exclusive supplier arrangements for Quill business products and office supplies with discounted prices and added benefits.

"Quill is most certainly pleased to be in this new initiative with the NASD," said Quill President Larry Morse. "We look forward to working jointly on this program and providing high quality, discounted products and services to participating NASD members and companies listed on The Nasdaq Stock Market and The American Stock Exchange. Quill has always been committed to giving its customers outstanding service, and our goal is to provide our customers with even more than they expect every time they do business with us."

Richard Bachman, Senior Vice President of the Affinity Marketing Group for NASD said, "We are thrilled to enter into a partnership with Quill. We believe this new partnership will provide NASD members as well as Nasdaq- and Amex-listed companies with value-added services. We look forward to making these benefits available to our constituency."

Quill Corporation, founded in 1956, is the nation’s premier direct marketer of business products and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Staples Inc. Quill, headquartered in Lincolnshire, Ill., has ten distribution centers located throughout the U.S. and Europe and employs over 1,200 people.

The National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc., is the largest securities-industry, self-regulatory organization in the United States. It is the parent organization of The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc.; the American Stock Exchange, LLC; NASD Regulation, Inc.; and NASD Dispute Resolution, Inc.