ODP fires international division head for improper relationship

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Office Depot has fired the president of its international business for "having an improper relationship."

Charlie Brown, president of the international division, has left the organization, effective Monday, the company announced in a press release.

"Charlie Brown was terminated for having an improper relationship with another associate," said Neil Austrian, Office Depot's chairman and CEO. "The company has a zero tolerance policy in this regard. Our business leadership in Europe and Asia will now report to me, and Mike Newman, EVP and CFO, will assume responsibility for our joint venture with Office Depot de Mexico as well as our overall Latin American development."