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Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell

ADVISORY, Jan. 08, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq:WBA) will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of the merger of Walgreens and Alliance Boots, and the listing of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. on The Nasdaq Stock Market.

In honor of the occasion, Stefano Pessina, Executive Vice Chairman and Greg Wasson, Retiring President and Chief Executive Officer will ring the Opening Bell.

Where:

Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Friday, January 9, 2015 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Walgreens Boots Alliance Media Contacts:

USA
Michael Polzin
+1 847 315 2920

International
Laura Vergani
+44 (0)207 980 8585

Nasdaq MarketSite:

Christine Barna
(646) 441-5310
Christine.Barna@nasdaq.com

Feed Information:

Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463

Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
18 mhz Lower
DL 3811 Vertical
FEC 3/4
SR 13.235
DR 18.295411
MOD 4:2:0
DVBS QPSK

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Webcast:

A webcast of the Nasdaq Opening Bell will be available at: https://new.livestream.com/nasdaq/live or http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx

Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice.

About Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq:WBA):

Walgreens Boots Alliance is the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise in the world.

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.

The company employs over 370,000 people and has a presence in more than 25* countries; it is the largest retail pharmacy, health and daily living destination in the USA and Europe. Including its equity method investments, Walgreens Boots Alliance is the global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail with over 12,800* stores in 11* countries. The company includes the largest global pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution network with over 340* distribution centers delivering to more than 180,000† pharmacies, doctors, health centers and hospitals each year in 19* countries. In addition, Walgreens Boots Alliance is the world’s largest purchaser of prescription drugs and many other health and wellbeing products.

Its 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 and Botanics. More company information is available at www.walgreensbootsalliance.com.

*As at 30 November 2014 including equity method investments on a pro-forma basis excluding Alliance Healthcare Italia which ceased to be an equity method investment of Alliance Boots in December 2014

†For year ended 30 November 2014 including equity method investments on a pro-forma basis excluding Alliance Healthcare Italia which ceased to be an equity method investment of Alliance Boots in December 2014

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Source:The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.