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    Staples president Michael A. Miles Jr. plans to resign in February

    Staples Inc., the office-supply giant headquartered in Framingham, said Monday that Michael A. Miles Jr., president and chief operating officer, will resign from the company, effective Feb. 2.

    Miles has accepted a job with Berkshire Partners, the Boston-based investment firm, Staples said in a press release.

    In September, Staples announced plans to turn around its retail business by closing some US and international stores, reducing the size of existing shops, restructuring its international business, and shaking up leadership, the Globe reported. The company said then that it was consolidating its retail and online operations, closing 45 stores and delivery businesses in Europe, pursuing the sale of its European printing systems business, and appointing a new president of Staples Europe.

    Chris Reidy

    Chris Reidy can be reached at reidy@globe.com.