DEERFIELD, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) today announced that its
board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of 37.5 cents per
share, an increase of 4.2 percent. The increased dividend is payable 12
September 2016 to stockholders of record 19 August 2016, and raises the
annual rate from $1.44 per share to $1.50 per share.
This marks the 41st consecutive year Walgreens Boots Alliance
and its predecessor company, Walgreen Co., have raised the dividend.
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.
Walgreens Boots Alliance is the largest retail pharmacy, health and
daily living destination in the USA and Europe and, together with its
equity method investments*, employs more than 370,000* people and has a
presence in more than 25* countries. 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
The company’s 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 (without subsequent adjustment for business
acquisitions or dispositions), including equity method investments
** For 12 months ended 31 August 2015 (without subsequent adjustment
for business acquisitions or dispositions), including equity method
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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.
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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.
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
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Gradwell and Ashish Kohli
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