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Long-time Staples exec promoted to CFO


FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — Staples has promoted Christine Komola to CFO effective Feb. 1, 2012. She will report to John Mahoney, Staples’ vice chairman. The responsibilities of the CFO will transition to Komola the next year.

“Christine has established herself as a respected leader in the Finance organization since joining Staples 14 years ago,” said Mahoney. “She has deep knowledge of Staples’ global businesses and an excellent track record in leading our Finance teams in partnering with our operations to achieve our goals. I am confident Christine is well prepared to assume greater responsibility in leading our finance functions in the years ahead.”

Komola joined Staples in 1997 and has served in various leadership roles including VP planning and control; CFO of; VP, general merchandise manager furniture and wholesale, and her most recent role as SVP and corporate controller with responsibility for the company’s global financial operations. Prior to joining Staples, Christine was an audit manager at Ernst & Young, LLP. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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