Last day for Corporate Express shares

Shares in office supplies firm Corporate Express (previously operational under the name Buhrmann) were traded on the Amsterdam stock exchange for the last time on Tuesday ending a 70 year listing, reports ANP news service.

Corporate Express was acquired by the US firm Staples earlier this year for €3.1bn after a fierce takeover battle. The Dutch company booked net profit of €178m on turnover of €5.6bn last year.