Walgreens Boots Alliance Leaders Ring Opening Bell at Nasdaq

DEERFIELD, Ill.--()--Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) marked its first week as a new public company by ringing the Opening Bell this morning at the Nasdaq Stock Market, where it trades under the ticker symbol WBA. The ceremony was attended by the new enterprise’s leadership.

The Company today also officially launched its new corporate identity, including its new logo and its purpose, vision and values, as set out on its website walgreensbootsalliance.com.

Walgreens Boots Alliance’s purpose is to help people across the world lead healthier and happier lives. Its mission is to be the first choice for pharmacy, wellbeing and beauty, caring for people and communities around the world. This will be reflected in its core values of trust, care, innovation, partnership and dedication.

Jim Skinner, Executive Chairman of Walgreens Boots Alliance, said, “As we pursue our purpose to help people across the world lead healthier and happier lives, we are launching our corporate identity today. That includes our logo – an open, growing globe that represents our ability to connect customers around the world to products and services that enhance their health and wellbeing.”

Stefano Pessina, Executive Vice Chairman of Walgreens Boots Alliance, said, “This is clearly an exciting time for Walgreens Boots Alliance, as we are now working together and trading as a new company. We are determined to deliver significant and sustainable benefits for all stakeholders by leveraging the unique advantages and opportunities arising from the combination of our iconic brands, complementary geographic footprints, shared values and market-leading pharmaceutical wholesaling and community pharmacy care.”

Notes to Editors:

About Walgreens Boots Alliance

Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise in the world.

The company was created through the combination of Walgreens and Alliance Boots in December 2014, bringing together two leading companies with iconic brands, complementary geographic footprints, shared values and a heritage of trusted health care services through pharmaceutical wholesaling and community pharmacy care, dating back more than 100 years.

The company employs over 370,000 people and has a presence in more than 25* countries; it is the largest retail pharmacy, health and daily living destination in the USA and Europe. Including its equity method investments, Walgreens Boots Alliance is the global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail with over 12,800* stores in 11* countries. The company includes the largest global pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution network with over 340* distribution centers delivering to more than 180,000† pharmacies, doctors, health centers and hospitals each year in 19* countries. In addition, Walgreens Boots Alliance is the world’s largest purchaser of prescription drugs and many other health and wellbeing products.

Its portfolio of retail and business brands includes Walgreens, Duane Reade, Boots and Alliance Healthcare, as well as increasingly global health and beauty product brands, such as No7 and Botanics. More company information is available at www.walgreensbootsalliance.com.

*As at 30 November 2014 including equity method investments on a pro-forma basis
†For year ended 30 November 2014 including equity method investments on a pro-forma basis

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: Statements in this release that are not historical are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "expect," "likely," "outlook," "forecast," "would," "could," "should," "can," "will," "project," "intend," "plan," "goal," "target," "continue," "sustain," "synergy," "on track," "believe," "seek," "estimate," "anticipate," "may," "possible," "assume," and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, assumptions and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, those described in Item 1A (Risk Factors) of the Walgreen Co. most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as amended, which is incorporated herein by reference, and in other documents that Walgreen Co. or Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. files or furnishes with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those indicated or anticipated by such forward-looking statements. Accordingly, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. Except to the extent required by law, we do not undertake, and expressly disclaim, any duty or obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement after the date of this release, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in assumptions or otherwise.

Contacts

Walgreens Boots Alliance
Media Relations
USA / Michael Polzin
+1 847 315 2935
International / Laura Vergani
+44 (0)207 980 8585
or
Investor Relations
USA / Ashish Kohli
+1 847 315 3810
International / Gerald Gradwell
+44 (0)207 980 8527

Release Summary

Walgreens Boots Alliance celebrates its first week as a new company by ringing the opening bell at Nasdaq today.

Contacts

Walgreens Boots Alliance
Media Relations
USA / Michael Polzin
+1 847 315 2935
International / Laura Vergani
+44 (0)207 980 8585
or
Investor Relations
USA / Ashish Kohli
+1 847 315 3810
International / Gerald Gradwell
+44 (0)207 980 8527