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Xerox Wins $109 Million Deal for Digital Printers At 975 OfficeMax Stores

Press release from the issuing company

More than 3,800 New Xerox Machines Bring All-Digital, Networked Printing and Copying to OfficeMax's In-Store CopyMax Facilities NEW YORK--April 23, 2002-- Under a new four-year, $109 million agreement, Xerox Corporation will help OfficeMax, Inc. upgrade its 975 in-store print-for-pay CopyMax facilities with all-digital, networked printers and copiers by the end of the year. This arrangement replaces older Xerox equipment and will result in less total cost to OfficeMax over the same period of time. More than 3,800 Xerox digital color and black-and-white machines will be installed at CopyMax sites across North America from April to November, improving the range, quality and convenience of document services offered to CopyMax customers via the Internet, over the counter and through a national outside sales force. OfficeMax said it expects this expanding range of services -- including Internet job submissions, electronic document delivery, print on demand and personalized variable information printing -- to help CopyMax significantly increase market share over the next two years. "We are building a state-of-the-art network for digital printing and copying anywhere, anytime, that will improve convenience and quality -- providing added value -- for our customers," said Michael Feuer, chairman, chief executive officer and co-founder of OfficeMax. "Our partners at Xerox provide the end-to-end solutions our customers want -- the broad selection of color and black-and-white printers and copiers, prompt local service at every location, a strong and knowledgeable account team, and a long-term commitment to leadership in digital printing." Under the new agreement, CopyMax will standardize on Xerox DocuColor 12 Printer/Copiers at all of its sites, for consistent color and image quality across print locations. Additional equipment includes a mix of Xerox DocuTech Production Publishers, high-speed Document Centre digital multifunction systems, and DocuColor 2000 Series Digital Color Presses. "This investment gives OfficeMax's CopyMax one of the world's premier digital printing networks," said Michael C. MacDonald president, Xerox North American Solutions Group. "As a key printer and copier provider for OfficeMax since the company's founding 14 years ago, the new installation renews our mutual commitment and serves as an excellent example of Xerox leadership in helping print providers make printing and copying easier and more powerful for its customers." The upgraded Xerox equipment will be installed at the OfficeMax production center in Kent, Wash.; 133 high-volume printing sites; and 838 "mini" shops, all of which are connected by high-speed networks to enable low-cost electronic distribution for printing where final output is needed and easy load-balancing among the shops. The agreement includes supplies, service for this equipment, several licenses for DigiPath Production Software, several scanners and an agreement to participate in marketing efforts, in addition to the printers and copiers.