DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) today announced that its
board of directors has declared a regular quarterly dividend of 40 cents
per share, an increase of 6.7 percent over the year-ago period. The
dividend is payable 12 March 2018 to stockholders of record as of 15
Walgreens Boots Alliance and its predecessor company, Walgreen Co., have
paid a dividend in 341 straight quarters (more than 85 years) and have
raised the dividend for 42 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's heritage of trusted
health care services through community pharmacy care and pharmaceutical
wholesaling dates back more than 100 years.
Walgreens Boots Alliance is the largest retail pharmacy, health and
daily living destination across the U.S. and Europe. Walgreens Boots
Alliance and the companies in which it has equity method investments
together have a presence in more than 25* countries and employ more than
385,000* people. The company is a global leader in pharmacy-led, health
and wellbeing retail and, together with the companies in which it has
equity method investments, has more than 13,200* stores in 11* countries
as well as one of the largest global pharmaceutical wholesale and
distribution networks, with more than 390* distribution centers
delivering to more than 230,000** pharmacies, doctors, health centers
and hospitals each year in more than 20* countries. In addition,
Walgreens Boots Alliance is one of the world's largest purchasers of
prescription drugs and many other health and wellbeing products.
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, Soap
& Glory, Liz Earle, Sleek MakeUP and Botanics.
The company ranks No. 1 in the Food and Drug Stores industry of Fortune
magazine's 2017 list of the World's Most Admired Companies.
More company information is available at www.walgreensbootsalliance.com.
* As of 31 August 2017, using publicly available information for
** For 12 months ending 31 August 2017, using publicly available
information for AmerisourceBergen
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: All 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. 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 ended 31 August 2017 and our Form 10-Q
for the fiscal quarter ended 30 November 2017, each of which is
incorporated herein by reference, and in other documents that Walgreens
Boots Alliance 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. These forward-looking statements speak only
as of the date they are made. Except to the extent required by law,
Walgreens Boots Alliance does not undertake, and expressly disclaims,
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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