UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 15

 

CERTIFICATION AND NOTICE OF TERMINATION OF REGISTRATION UNDER SECTION 12(g) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 OR SUSPENSION OF DUTY TO FILE REPORTS UNDER SECTIONS 13 AND 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934.

 

 

Commission File Number  

000-17586

 

Staples, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

500 Staples Drive

Framingham, Massachusetts 01702

(508) 253-5000

(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of registrant’s principal executive offices)

 

COMMON STOCK, PAR VALUE $0.0006 PER SHARE

(Title of each class of securities covered by this Form)

 

None

(Titles of all other classes of securities for which a duty to file reports under section 13(a) or 15(d) remains)

 

 

Please place an X in the box(es) to designate the appropriate rule provision(s) relied upon to terminate or suspend the duty to file reports:

 

 

Rule 12g-4(a)(1)

x

 

 

 

 

 

Rule 12g-4(a)(2)

o

 

 

 

 

 

Rule 12h-3(b)(1)(i)

x

 

 

 

 

 

Rule 12h-3(b)(1)(ii)

o

 

 

 

 

 

Rule 15d-6

o

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Approximate number of holders of record as of the certification or notice date: One.*

 


*On September 12, 2017, pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated June 28, 2017, among Arch Parent Inc. (“Parent”), Arch Merger Sub Inc. (“Merger Sub”) and Staples, Inc. (the “Company”), Merger Sub merged with and into the Company, with the Company being the surviving entity (the “Merger”). As a result of the Merger, the Company became a wholly owned subsidiary of Parent.

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Staples, Inc. has caused this certification/notice to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned duly authorized person.

 

 

 

 

 

STAPLES, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date:

September 22, 2017

 

By:

/s/ Michael T. Williams

 

 

 

 

Name:

Michael T. Williams

 

 

 

 

Title:

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

 

 


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