10 September 2012

On 10 September 2012, Walgreen Co., which, as previously announced, owns a 45% equity interest in Alliance Boots GmbH (the “Company”), filed an amended Current Report on
Form 8-K/A with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Filing”). The Filing, which is a matter of public record, contains certain financial information regarding the Company. This includes consolidated financial statements of the Company for the years ended 31 March 2012, 2011 and 2010. These non-statutory consolidated financial statements have been prepared for the purposes of the SEC filing requirements of Walgreen Co., and were approved for issuance on 10 September 2012. These financial statements are also published on the Company’s website www.allianceboots.com in the financial information section.

ENDS

Editor's notes:

Alliance Boots is a leading international, pharmacy-led health and beauty group delivering a range of products and services to customers. Working in close partnership with manufacturers and pharmacists, we are committed to improving health in the local communities we serve and helping our customers and patients to look and feel their best. Our focus is on growing our two core businesses: pharmacy-led health and beauty retailing and pharmaceutical wholesaling and distribution.
Alliance Boots has a presence in more than 25* countries and employs over 116,000* people. Alliance Boots has pharmacy-led health and beauty retail businesses in 11* countries and operates more than 3,330* health and beauty retail stores, of which just over 3,200* have a pharmacy. In addition, Alliance Boots has around 625* optical practices, of which around 185* operate on a franchise basis. Our pharmaceutical wholesale businesses supply medicines, other healthcare products and related services to more than 170,000* pharmacies, doctors, health centres and hospitals from over 370* distribution centres in 21* countries.

* Figures are approximations as at 31 March 2012 and include associates and joint ventures.

For further information, please contact:
Yves Romestan / Laura Vergani / Katie Johnson, Alliance Boots. Tel: +44 (0) 207 980 8585
Katie Lang / Claire Scicluna, RLMFinsbury. Tel: +44 (0) 207 251 3801

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