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Appendix:Stuplesinuncioleporls
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542 APPENDIX.STAPLES INANCIALREPoRTSITEM8
APPENDIX C\_/INDEX TOCONSOLIDATEDFINANCIALSTATEMENTS
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Reportof IndependentRegistered Public Accounting Firm.C-2ConsolidatedBalanceSheets-January 28,2006 andJanuary29,2005C-3ConsolidatedStatementsof Income-FiscalyearsendedJanuary28,2006,January 29,2005 andJanuary 37,2004C-4ConsolidatedStatementsof Stockholders' Equity-Fiscalyearsended January 28,2006,January 29,2005andJanuary3t,2004.C-5
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APPENDIXASTAPLES INANCIALREPORTSReportofIndependentRegisteredPublicAccountingFirm
543Boardof DirectorsandShareholdersStaples,nc.We haveaudited the accompanyingconsolidated balance sheets ofStaples, nc. and subsidiariesas ofJanuary28,2006andJanuary29,2005,and the relatedconsolidated tatementsf income,stockholders'equity,andcash lows foreach ofthe three yearsn theperiodended January 28,2006. Our audits also includedthe financialstatement schedulelisted inthe Indexat Item 15(a). Thesefinancial statements and scheduleare the responsibilityof theCompany'smanagement.Ourresponsibilitys to expressan opinion on theseinancialstatementsand schedulebasedon our audits.We conductedour audits in accordancewith the standards of the PublicCompany AccountingOversight Board(UnitedStates). Thosestandards require that weplanandperformtheaudit toobtainreasonableassuranceaboutwhether thefinancialstatementsarefreeof material misstatement.Anaudit includesexamining, onatestbasis,evidencesupportingthe amounts anddisclosures n the financial statements. Anaudit also includesassessing heaccountingprinciplesused andsignificant estimatesmade by management, aswellas evaluatingthe overall financialstatementpresentation.Webelieve that our auditsprovidea reasonablebasisor ouropinion.Inouropinion,thefinancialstatements referredto abovepresentfairly,in all materialrespects, heconsolidatedfinancial positionof Staples, nc. and subsidiariesatJanuary28,2006 andJanuary 29,2005,and the consolidatedresultsof theiroperationsand their cashflows for each of the threeyearsin theperiodended January 28,2006, nconformitywithU.S.generallyacceptedaccountingprinciples.Also, inour opinion, the related financialstatementschedule,whenconsideredin relationto thebasicfinancialstatements taken as a whole,presentsfairly in all materialrespects theinformationset orththerein.Asdiscussedn Note Bto the consolidated financialstatements,nfiscalyear2003,the Companychanged itsmethodofaccounting forcash consideration receivedfrom vendorstoconform withEmerging IssuesTaskForce IssueNo.02-16, Accountingbya CustomerIncludinga Reseller) orCertain ConsiderationReceivedrom aVendor."We alsohave audited, inaccordance with thestandards ofthe PublicCompanyAccountingOversight Board(UnitedStates),he effectivenessof Staples, nc,'s internal control over financialreporting as ofJanuary 28,2006,basedoncriteriaestablished in InternalControl-IntegratedFramework issuedby theCommitteeof SponsoringOrganizationsoftheTreadwayCommission, and our report datedFebruary27, 2006expressedanunqualified opinionthereon.
/s/EnNsr& YouNc LLPErnst & YoungLLPBoston,MassachusettsFebruarv7.2006

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