October 8th, 2013

M2 Media Group and Staples to Sell Magazines Subscriptions

World´s Second Largest Internet Retailer Selects M2 Media Group for Ecommerce Magazine Initiative

Stamford, Conn., October 8, 2013 — Media Group, LLC, a leading magazine subscription agency, has partnered with Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS), the world’s second largest internet retailer, to launch the new magazine subscription category at Staples.com. The program utilizes M2’s ecommerce platform and direct-to-publisher magazine fulfillment capabilities which will integrate seamlessly with the systems of Staples.

"We’re thrilled to be working with such a world-class brand and ecommerce leader such as Staples," said Michael Borchetta, chief executive officer of M2. "Their demographic of high quality consumers is a tremendous benefit for publishers and our ecommerce platform will continue to scale with their transactional volume."

M2’s magazine selling platform integrates seamlessly into any existing ecommerce system and the agency’s single-source direct publisher catalog features over 1,000 titles from leading brands such as Conde Nast, Time, Inc. and Hearst Corporation. As a value-added service, M2 manages publisher relations and merchandising support for its retail partners. Its team is currently authorizing publisher promotions for Staples’ highly anticipated 2013 holiday season.

About Staples, Inc.
Staples is the world’s largest office products company and second largest internet retailer. For 27 years, Staples has served the needs of business customers and its vision is to provide every product businesses need to succeed. Through its world-class retail, online and delivery capabilities, Staples offers office supplies, technology products and services, facilities and breakroom supplies, furniture, copy and print services and a wide range of other product categories. With thousands of associates worldwide dedicated to making it easy for businesses of all sizes, Staples operates throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The company is headquartered outside Boston. More information about Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com.

About M2 Media Group
Founded in 2004, M2 Media Group (m2mediagroup.com) is one of the premier subscription agencies in the magazine publishing industry enabling online retailers to sell magazine subscriptions and loyalty programs to reward members. The company offers over 1,000 magazine titles through its direct-to-publisher supply network and fulfills millions of subscriptions annually. M2’s Business Media group provides lead generation services to various verticals through its TechPapers® Network and Mercury Magazines, one of the largest online distributors of trade publications to business professionals.