17 February 2009

Alliance Boots is delighted to confirm that His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, will visit the Boots site in Nottingham on Friday 20 February as part of his tour of the East Midlands area.

His Royal Highness will be given a tour of the large site to discover more about the heritage and history of the Boots brand, which celebrates its 160th birthday this year. In addition, he will learn more about Alliance Boots’ main Corporate Social Responsibility activities and its work with the Carbon Trust in the UK.

The event will be hosted by Stefano Pessina (Executive Chairman, Alliance Boots). Ornella Barra (Chief Executive, Pharmaceutical Wholesale Division, Alliance Boots), Alex Gourlay (Chief Executive of the Health & Beauty Division, Alliance Boots), Steve Duncan (Executive Chairman, Health & Beauty, Alliance Boots), Adrian Potter (Managing Director, BCM) and Elizabeth Fagan (Marketing & Trading Director, Boots UK) will also be present.

During the tour, His Royal Highness will visit the Boots Technical Centre to understand more about how new products and packaging are developed; the site’s energy centre (combined heat and power station) to learn about energy efficiency at Boots UK and also BCM (Boots Contract Manufacturing) to see products being manufactured and packed in its factory.

ENDS

Editor's Notes:

Alliance Boots is an international pharmacy-led health and beauty group with two core businesses, pharmacy-led health and beauty retailing and pharmaceutical wholesaling. Working in partnership with manufacturers and pharmacists, the Group delivers a range of products and services that help millions of consumers and patients look and feel their best. Formed on 31 July 2006, Alliance Boots is privately owned and employs over 110,000* employees. It has a presence in over 20* countries operating over 370* pharmaceutical wholesale warehouses delivering to over 135,000* pharmacies, doctors, health centres and hospitals. It operates more than 3,200* health and beauty retail outlets, of which over 2,900* have a pharmacy dispensing more than 210 million* items each year.
* Figures stated are as at 31 March 2008, are approximate and include associates and joint ventures.

For further information, please contact:

Yves Romestan /Zoe Farthing
Alliance Boots
Tel: +44 (0) 1932 871569

Anjali Unnikrishnan
Finsbury
Tel: + 44 (0) 207 251 3801

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