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 December 2017 to stockholders of record 13
Walgreens Boots Alliance and its predecessor company, Walgreen Co., have
paid a dividend in 340 straight quarters (or 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 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 across the USA 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
400,000* 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 over 13,200* stores in 11* countries as
well as one of the largest global pharmaceutical wholesale and
distribution networks, with over 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,
Botanics, Liz Earle and Soap & Glory.
In October 2016 Walgreens Boots Alliance received the United Nations
Foundation Global Leadership Award for its commitment to the UN's
Sustainable Development Goals. The company also 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 2016, using publicly available information for
** For 12 months ending 31 August 2016, 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 ending 31 August 2016 and our Form
10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended 31 May 2017, each of 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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