Vassalluzzo looking at Bancorp role

14 April 2005 – Cherry Hill (NJ): Staples vice chairman Joseph Vassalluzzo is standing for election to the board of financial services retailer Commerce Bancorp.

Vassalluzzo said: "I am looking forward to joining another dynamic retailer that is

well-known for its rapid growth and customer service focus. Commerce and Staples share similar success stories, and I am excited about being part of the team that will help lead the bank’s future expansion."