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Essendant Merger; ESND Merger Investigation Commences

Levi & Korsinsky, LLP

September 26, 2018

NEW YORK, September 14, 2018 – The following statement is being issued by Levi & Korsinsky, LLP: To: All Persons or Entities who purchased Essendant Inc. (“Essendant” or the “Company”) (NASDAQGS: ESND) stock prior to September 14, 2018You are hereby notified that Levi & Korsinsky, LLP has commenced an Essendant Merger investigation into the fairness of the sale of Essendant to an affiliate of Staples, Inc. for $12.80 in cash per share. To learn more about the ESND Merger investigation, please contact us today!

The Essendant merger investigation concerns whether the Board of Essendant breached their fiduciary duties to stockholders by failing to adequately shop the Company before agreeing to enter into this transaction, and whether Staples, Inc. is underpaying for Essendant shares, thus unlawfully harming Essendant shareholders.

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