19 December 2014

Walgreens Announces Intention to List Walgreens Boots Alliance Shares on Nasdaq Following Completion of Holding Company Reorganization

DEERFIELD, Ill., December 19, 2014 - Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) announced today that it intends to apply to list the shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. common stock on The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC under the ticker symbol “WBA” following the closing of the previously announced reorganization of Walgreens into a holding company structure pursuant to a merger of a wholly owned subsidiary of Walgreens with and into Walgreens (the “Reorg Merger”), in which issued and outstanding shares of Walgreens common stock, par value $0.078125 per share, will be converted automatically into the right to receive shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance common stock, par value $0.01 per share, on a one-for-one basis, and the acquisition of the remaining 55 percent of Alliance Boots GmbH that it does not currently own.
16 December 2014

Walgreens First Quarter 2015 Earnings Release, Conference Call Scheduled for Dec. 23

DEERFIELD, Ill., December 16, 2014 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) will release its fiscal 2015 first quarter earnings results at 7:30 a.m. Eastern time Tuesday, Dec. 23, followed by a conference call with Walgreens management beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time.
16 December 2014

Walgreens Flu Index for Week of Dec. 5 – Dec. 12, 2014

DEERFIELD, Ill., December 16, 2014 - The Walgreens Flu Index is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and ranking of those experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country. With the ability to generate hyper-local data that’s as specific as a single zip code, the Index aims to drive consumer awareness and prevention within communities, while also serving as a valuable resource for health departments, media and others at the local level.
10 December 2014

Walgreens President and CEO Greg Wasson Announces He Will Retire Following Completion of Merger with Alliance Boots

DEERFIELD, Ill., December 10, 2014 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) today announced that Greg Wasson, president and chief executive officer, has informed the company’s board of directors that he will retire shortly after the close of the second step of the Alliance Boots transaction, on which shareholders are scheduled to vote on Dec. 29, 2014. Following the transaction close and Wasson’s retirement, Walgreens Chairman James Skinner will become Walgreens Boots Alliance’s executive chairman, and Stefano Pessina, executive chairman of Alliance Boots and a member of the Walgreens board of directors, will serve as its acting CEO, pending a board search for a successor. In addition, William Foote will serve as the lead independent director of the Walgreens Boots Alliance board of directors.
09 December 2014

Walgreens Flu Index for Week of Nov. 28 to Dec. 5, 2014

DEERFIELD, Ill., December 09, 2014 - The Walgreens Flu Index is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and ranking of those experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country. With the ability to generate hyper-local data that’s as specific as a single zip code, the Index aims to drive consumer awareness and prevention within communities, while also serving as a valuable resource for health departments, media and others at the local level.
04 December 2014

Walgreens Names Linda Filler President of Retail Products and Chief Merchandising Officer

DEERFIELD, Ill., December 04, 2014 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) today named Linda Filler as president of retail products and chief merchandising officer, effective Jan. 1.
02 December 2014

Where is Flu Hitting Hardest? Walgreens Launches New Flu Index Ranking Top States and Markets for Flu Activity, Largest Increases Week-over-Week

DEERFIELD, Ill., December 02, 2014 - With flu activity just beginning to rise in many parts of the U.S. in the midst of the busy holiday travel season, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) today introduced its new Flu Index – a weekly report providing state- and market-specific information regarding influenza to help identify areas where flu cases may be escalating. The Index ranks markets and states experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country, as well as those showing the largest increases week-over-week.
02 December 2014

New Holiday Report Reveals Surprising Trends in Small Gift Giving

DEERFIELD, Ill., December 02, 2014 - Triple-checking a holiday gift list is the best way to make sure everyone is accounted for, right? Well, according to the “State of Small Gifting Report,” a new holiday survey just released from Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG), nearly all service providers (94 percent) – including teachers, daycare staff and nannies, health care providers, home and repair professionals, personal service providers and pet sitters – feel more appreciated when they are remembered during the holidays. During a season when those surveyed agree that “it’s the thought that counts,” many of the people who provide care and services don’t always come to mind; less than half of the people they serve give them a holiday gift.
25 November 2014

Walgreens Files Definitive Proxy Statement/Final Prospectus Related to Special Shareholders Meeting

DEERFIELD, Ill., Nov. 25, 2014 – Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) today said that on Nov. 24 it filed and began mailing to its shareholders the definitive proxy statement/final prospectus relating to a special meeting of shareholders, which will take place Dec. 29 in New York City.  This follows the announcement made on Aug. 6 when the company exercised its option to complete the second step of its strategic transaction with Alliance Boots.
 
24 November 2014

Walgreens Earns Top Marks in 2015 Corporate Equality Index

 DEERFIELD, Ill., November 24, 2014 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. This marks the 10th year Walgreens has earned a perfect score from the CEI index.