We are excited to announce that United Stationers Supply Co. (USSCO) will officially change its name to Essendant Co. effective June 1, 2015. While the change in our brand is a huge milestone, it represents more than just a name change. It represents the continued evolution of our strategic direction. We are expanding and diversifying our product portfolio, improving digital capabilities and strengthening our purpose-driven team. These changes reinforce our position as the fastest and most convenient solution for workplace essentials.

Below are some key guidelines for ensuring a smooth transition of our brand change.

- The taxpayer identification number will remain unchanged (36-2431718). In case you require it, a W-9 reflecting the tax identification number and our new name is enclosed.

- Remittance instructions for supplier allowances will not change. You will simply need to update the payee to be Essendant Co. Payments received after June 1 with the previous name will continue to be acceptable for a reasonable period of time.

- Any contracts you previously signed with USSCO remain in effect and do not need to be amended.

- The resale certificate you currently hold remains valid. We will issue new resale certificates reflecting the name Essendant Co. to all merchandise suppliers by July 30. If you do not receive your updated resale certificate by July 30, please contact our Tax Department at
TaxDepartment@essendant.com and a copy will be provided.

- A copy of the legal document that will cause the change of United Stationers Supply Co.'s name to "Essendant Co." on June 1 is available on
https://solutionscentral.essendant.com. If you need login credentials to access the Solutionscentral site, please send a request to technicalsupport@essendant.com.

- While June 1 marks the official change to our legal entity, you will continue to see us migrate various branded touch points over the remainder of the year. You will continue to see the United Stationers Supply Co. brand and logo on things such as purchase orders, wire or ACH payments, checks, system pages, etc. Many of these brand placements will not change until early fall.

Please ensure that the individuals within your organization who need this information are made aware of these changes. We will also continue to communicate to you throughout our change so that we can ensure a seamless and easy transition.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact your merchant representative or email us at discover@essendant.com. Thank you for your business and I look forward to our ‘journey to Essendant’ with you.

Thank you,
Joe Hartsig
SVP and Chief Merchandising Officer
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