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United Stationers Honored as Top Technology Innovator by InformationWeek for 3rd Consecutive Year

18 Oct, 2012

Monarch Beach, CA - October 15, 2012 - United Stationers has been named to the 2012 InformationWeek 500, a listing of the nation's most innovative users of business technology. This is the third consecutive year United Stationers has been recognized by InformationWeek for the company's ongoing commitment to exploring and implementing new uses for technology.

The annual list was revealed at a gala awards ceremony during the exclusive InformationWeek 500 Conference, which took place September 9-11 at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA.

"We are honored to be recognized among the leading business technology innovators across America," said Dave Bent, senior vice president, eBusiness Services and corporate CIO, United Stationers. "This distinction is a reflection of our commitment to innovation. As the needs of our customers continue to evolve, United Stationers has invested in innovative ways to provide business intelligence, analytics and programs to our growing network of 25,000 reseller customers."

United Stationers was ranked ninth among distribution companies and ninety-fourth overall. It is also the third year that United Stationers has ranked among the top 100 companies in America. Over the past year, United Stationers has continued to differentiate itself through innovative uses of information technology solutions. As the company partners with its customers to transition from print-based marketing to eCommerce, it has continued to enhance its IT services and product offerings to drive customer intimacy and growth.

"For 23 years, the InformationWeek 500 has chronicled and honored the most innovative users of business technology," said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. "In this day and age, however, being innovative isn't enough. Companies and their IT organizations need to innovate faster than ever before to stay a step or two ahead of their customers, partners, and competitors. This year's ranking placed special emphasis on those high-octane business technology innovators."

InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America's best-known companies. Top winners have included: The Vanguard Group, CME Group, Conway, National Semiconductor, Kimberly-Clark, Hilton Hotels and Unum. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.
Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/.

About United Stationers
United Stationers Inc. is a leading wholesale distributor of business products, with 2011 net sales of approximately $5.0 billion. The company stocks approximately 100,000 items, including technology products, traditional office products, janitorial and breakroom supplies, office furniture, and industrial products. A network of 60 distribution centers enables delivery of these products to over 25,000 reseller customers. This network, combined with United's depth and breadth of inventory, enables the company to ship most products overnight to more than 90 percent of the population of the U.S. and major cities in Mexico. For more information, visit www.unitedstationers.com.

About InformationWeek Business Technology Network
The InformationWeek Business Technology Network provides IT executives with unique analysis and tools that parallel their work flow-from defining and framing objectives through to the evaluation and recommendation of solutions. Anchored by InformationWeek, the multimedia powerhouse that looks across the enterprise, the network scales across the most critical technology categories with online properties like DarkReading.com (security), NetworkComputing.com (networking and communications) and PlugintotheCloud.com (cloud computing). The network also provides focused content for key IT targets, such as CIOs, developers, and SMBs via InformationWeek Global CIO, Dr. Dobb's and InformationWeek SMB, as well as vital vertical industries with InformationWeek Financial Services, Government, and Healthcare resources. Content is at the nucleus of our information distribution strategy-IT professionals turn to our experts and communities to stay informed, get advice and research technologies to make strategic business decisions.

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