SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
DOODY JOSEPH

(Last) (First) (Middle)
FIVE HUNDRED STAPLES DRIVE

(Street)
FRAMINGHAM MA 01702

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
STAPLES INC [ SPLS ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
President, NA Commercial
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
12/10/2013
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 12/10/2013 S 32,041 D $16.17 (1) 356,647 D
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Phantom Stock Unit SERP (2) (3) (3) Common Stock 2,987.183 2,987.183 D
Phantom Stock Unit 401(k) (4) (3) (3) Common Stock 1,681.02 1,681.02 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. The price reported represents the weighted average sales price of shares sold on December 10, 2013. Shares were sold at prices ranging from $16.15 to $16.19 per share. The reporting person hereby undertakes, upon the request of the Staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the issuer or a security holder of the issuer, to provide full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price.
2. Phantom Stock Units are held in a SERP and are payable in cash following termination of employment. Number of underlying shares of common stock are based on December 11, 2013 account statement.
3. See Table II, Column 2
4. Phantom Stock Units are held in a 401k and are payable in cash following termination of employment. Number of underlying shares of common stock are based on December 11, 2013 account statement.
Remarks:
Michael Williams, attorney-in-fact 12/12/2013
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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