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OfficeMax, Inc. (Retired) (OMX.X)

In fiscal 1999, the Company provided a $90,000 loan to Harold Mulet, Executive Vice President, Retail Sales and Store Productivity, to facilitate his relocation to Cleveland. Also, in fiscal 1999, the Company provided a collateralized loan to Mr. Mulet in connection with his acquisition of 19,000 shares of OfficeMax common stock. In fiscal 2000, the Company provided a $164,412 loan to Gary Peterson, President and Chief Operating Officer, to facilitate his relocation to Cleveland. Interest is charged on these loans at the federal short-term interest rate published by the Internal Revenue Service.