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Walgreen Co. Reports Fiscal 2014 Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Results

DEERFIELD, Ill., September 30, 2014 - Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) today announced earnings and sales results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2014 ended Aug. 31.

Net loss determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for the fiscal 2014 fourth quarter was $239 million, compared with net earnings of $657 million in the same quarter a year ago. Net loss per share for the quarter was 25 cents, compared with earnings of 69 cents per diluted share in the year-ago quarter. This year’s quarter was negatively impacted by an $866 million or 90 cents per diluted share non-cash loss on the amendment and exercise during the quarter of the company’s Alliance Boots call option.

Walgreens Boots Alliance Files Form S-4 Registration Statement and Preliminary Proxy Statement/Prospectus Related to Walgreens Strategic Transaction with Alliance Boots

DEERFIELD, Ill., September 16, 2014 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) today announced that Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., the anticipated new holding company for the combined Walgreens and Alliance Boots enterprise, filed a Registration Statement on Form S-4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) containing a preliminary proxy statement/prospectus related to Walgreens acquisition of the remaining 55 percent of Alliance Boots GmbH that the company doesn’t currently own and the reorganization of Walgreens into a holding company structure (the “Registration Statement”).

Walgreens and United Nations Foundation Launch “Get a Shot. Give a Shot” Campaign, Kicking Off Second Year of Collaboration to Provide Life-Saving Vaccines for Children in Developing Countries

DEERFIELD, Ill., September 09, 2014 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) and the United Nations Foundation today announced the launch of the “Get a Shot. Give a Shot®” campaign, a second year collaboration to provide life-saving vaccines to children who need them most in developing countries. Now through Oct. 13, for every flu shot or other immunization administered at Walgreens pharmacies, Healthcare Clinic at select Walgreens or Duane Reade pharmacy in New York, Walgreens will donate the value of a life-saving vaccine through the Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign.

 

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Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP

The Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP provides free health screenings and services. The program features customized traveling education and health-screening vehicles that will visit thousands of communities throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Watch the video.

A Warehouse of Wonders

Thanks to special hiring efforts made at Walgreens distribution center in Anderson, S.C., about 40 percent of the employees hired there have either a physical or cognitive disability. A similar effort to hire people with disabilities was made at the Walgreens distribution center in Windsor, Conn., which opened in 2008. Watch the video of employee stories from Anderson.

Walgreens “Up Market: Fresh” Bus Provides Mobile Tasting Tour

Walgreens is embarking on a mobile tasting tour providing samples of its innovative fresh food and refreshments to select cities across the nation. The Walgreens “Up Market: Fresh” experience is brought to consumers via a custom-made, 40-foot bus. The “Up Market: Fresh” bus serves fresh-made juices, smoothies, frozen yogurts and coffees. Watch the video.