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OfficeMax contributes to flood relief via Lady A gig

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 – OfficeMax is giving $50,000 to a fund-raising challenge as part of Lady Antebellum's sold-out Fan Club Event benefiting Nashville flood relief on June 10. The challenge, in which OfficeMax will match every dollar donated for Nashville schools up to a total of $50,000, will restock supplies for Nashville-area schools destroyed in the recent floods.

"Our Nashville-based associates have participated in relief efforts since the flood occurred, and we are very excited to join Lady Antebellum in doing even more for this community," said Paul Hertz, OfficeMax, executive vice president, retail operations, "As a company, we are acutely aware of challenges schools face in the best of times and we wanted to bring additional support to Nashville schools at this time of dire need."

"Most people simply don't know that teachers spend their own money on classroom supplies," said Hertz. For the past three years, OfficeMax has honored teachers and leading the fight to end teacher-funded classrooms via the national cause event called "A Day Made Better," where more than 1,000 teachers at 1,000 schools across the country receive $1,000 worth of classroom supplies. "Along with our nonprofit partner, Adopt-A-Classroom, we strive to make at least one day better for teachers by providing them with essential classroom supplies," Hertz said.

Two weeks ago, the Academy of Country Music (ACM) and Country Music Association (CMA) Vocal Group of the Year announced that all proceeds from this event will benefit Nashville flood relief. In addition, a live stream of the concert will be available on their web site for a minimum $5 donation. The live stream of the show will be hosted on www.ladyantebellum.com and www.livestream.com. To order tickets for the live stream concert, visit www.ladyantebellum.com/live.

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