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BenQ Canada Lauded by STAPLES Business Depot; Wins ‘Best Promotion’ and ‘President’s Award’

BenQ Canada Lauded by STAPLES Business Depot; Wins ‘Best Promotion’ and ‘President’s Award’

05-24-2005
Toronto, Ontario, May 24, 2005 – In recognition of their creative, effective marketing campaigns, as well as their overall contribution to the success of STAPLES Business Depot, BenQ Canada recently earned two prestigious awards from the office supply retailer: the ‘Best Promotion’ and the ‘President’s Award.’

“We are unequivocally proud of our successful partnership with STAPLES Business Depot, and thrilled to be recognized with these two distinguished awards,” said Jimmy Davlouros, Executive Vice President for BenQ North America. “BenQ consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty to help our distribution partners accomplish their goals and increase their bottom line.”

“In just over a year, BenQ Canada has achieved great things partnering with us, from propelling our multimedia projector category forward, to driving the red-hot holiday MP3 category,” said Steve Matyas, President of STAPLES Business Depot. “They are dedicated to this partnership and extremely deserving of these awards. Congratulations to the BenQ Canada team.”

BenQ Canada earned the ‘Best Promotion’ award for their two-week, million-dollar promotion on the feature-rich PB6100 Multimedia Projector. The ‘President’s Award’ acknowledged BenQ Canada for their ‘instrumental’ part in the company’s overall business success, including popular products, creative promotions, inventory support, training sessions, and industry insight and knowledge.

About BenQ

BenQ is an industry leader in networked digital lifestyle devices with an expertise that encompasses display, storage, imaging, wireless and broadband areas.

BenQ has manufacturing plants in Malaysia, Mexico, China and Taiwan. The company has over 13,865 employees worldwide, supporting a strong global sales marketing and service network spanning Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Americas.

BenQ has research and development facilities in Taiwan (Hsinchu Lab), China (Suzhou Software Development Center) and California, USA (Wireless Technology Center), and has more than 2000 research and development employees in Suzhou, Taipei, Taoyuan, Hsinchu and San Diego. BenQ has amassed 2,209 global patents. 2004 revenues exceeded US$4.9 billion dollars. For more information about BenQ, please visit our website at www.BenQ.ca. To access BenQ's product image library, please visit ftp://benq.com/product_photos/.

About STAPLES Business Depot

The Business Depot Ltd. was founded in Toronto in 1991. It is Canada's largest supplier of office supplies, business machines, office furniture and business services for the small business and home office customer. The company is an everyday low price retailer. The chain operates stores in all provinces across Canada under the banners STAPLES(R) Business Depot(TM) and BUREAU EN GROS(TM). The company has over 11,500 employees serving customers through more than 235 office superstores, catalogue, and e-commerce. STAPLES(R) Business Depot(TM)/ BUREAU EN GROS(TM) is committed to making shopping easy by offering customers three ways to shop - on-line, by catalogue and in-store. In addition to the Canadian operation, Staples Inc. serves consumers and businesses ranging from home-based businesses to Fortune 500 companies in 21 countries throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.

MEDIA CONTACT:
COMMUNICATIONS MECA STAPLES Business Depot
Tonisha Robinson Alessandra Saccal
(416) 425-9143 / 1-866-337-3362 x230 (905) 513-6116 ext. 2363
trobinson@meca.ca alessandra.saccal@staples.ca
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