DEERFIELD, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The board of directors of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA)
today declared a regular quarterly dividend of 36 cents per share, a 6.7
percent increase over the year ago dividend. The dividend is payable 11
March 2016 to stockholders of record as of 18 February 2016.
Walgreens Boots Alliance and its predecessor company, Walgreen Co., have
paid a dividend in 333 straight quarters (more than 83 years) and have
raised the dividend for 40 consecutive years.
Notes to Editors:
About Walgreens Boots Alliance
Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is the first global pharmacy-led,
health and wellbeing enterprise.
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 a global leader in
pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail with over 13,100* stores in
11* countries. The company includes one of the largest global
pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution networks with over 350*
distribution centers delivering to more than 200,000** pharmacies,
doctors, health centers and hospitals each year in 19* countries. In
addition, Walgreens Boots Alliance is one of the world’s largest
purchasers of prescription drugs and many other health and wellbeing
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, Botanics, Liz Earle and
Soap & Glory. More company information is available at www.walgreensbootsalliance.com.
* As at 31 August 2015 including equity method investments
** For 12 months ended 31 August 2015 including equity method
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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. These forward-looking statements are not
guarantees of future performance and involve risks, assumptions and
uncertainties, including those described in Item 1A (Risk Factors) of
our Form 10-K for the fiscal year ending 31 August 2015, which is
incorporated herein by reference, and in other documents that we file or
furnish 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. These
forward-looking statements 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.
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