29 December 2014

Walgreens Shareholders Approve All Proposals Related to Transaction with Alliance Boots and Holding Company Reorganization

DEERFIELD, Ill., December 29, 2014 - At a special meeting of shareholders held today, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) shareholders voted to approve all proposals related to the company’s acquisition of the remaining 55 percent of Alliance Boots GmbH that it does not currently own and the reorganization of the company into a holding company structure. Approximately 97 percent of the votes cast were in favor of the reorganization proposal (representing approximately 73 percent of the company’s outstanding common stock as of Nov. 17, 2014, the record date for the special meeting), and approximately 97 percent of the votes cast were in favor of the share issuance proposal. The transaction will fully combine the two companies to form the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise.

19 December 2014

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

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. Listing will be subject to the closing of the Reorg Merger and to Walgreens Boots Alliance fulfilling all of the listing requirements of the Nasdaq Stock Market.

25 November 2014

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

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.

10 November 2014

Walgreens Announces Pricing of £700 Million and €750 Million Notes Offering

Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., has priced an underwritten public offering of unsecured, unsubordinated notes consisting of:
  • £400 million of 2.875% notes due 2020
  • £300 million of 3.600% notes due 2025
  • €750 million of 2.125% notes due 2026

06 November 2014

Walgreens Announces Pricing of $8 Billion Notes Offering

Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) today announced  that its wholly owned subsidiary, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., has priced an underwritten public offering of unsecured, unsubordinated notes consisting of:
  • $750 million of floating rate notes due 2016
  • $750 million of 1.750% notes due 2017
  • $1.25 billion of 2.700% notes due 2019
  • $1.25 billion of 3.300% notes due 2021
  • $2.0 billion of 3.800% notes due 2024
  • $500 million of 4.500% notes due 2034 
  • $1.5 billion of 4.800 % notes due 2044

16 September 2014

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

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”).

06 August 2014

Walgreens Board of Directors Exercises Option to Complete Second Step of Strategic Partnership with Alliance Boots and Fully Combine Both Companies, Creating First Global Pharmacy-Led, Health and Wellbeing Enterprise

Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) today said it has exercised its option to complete the second step of its strategic transaction with Alliance Boots GmbH ahead of the original option period, which was between February and August 2015. The transaction, subject to shareholder and various regulatory approvals, would fully combine the two companies to form the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise.
 

17 May 2013

Walgreens and Alliance Boots receive regulatory clearance to make equity investment in Amerisourcebergen

Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG), the largest retail drugstore chain in the United States, and Alliance Boots GmbH, a leading international pharmacy-led health and beauty group, today announced that they have received the required regulatory clearances for their equity investment in AmerisourceBergen, one of North America’s largest pharmaceutical services companies.

19 March 2013

Walgreens and Alliance Boots Announce Strategic, Long-term Relationship with Amerisourcebergen

Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG), the largest retail drugstore chain in the United States, and Alliance Boots GmbH, a leading international pharmacy-led health and beauty group, today announced that they have entered into an innovative long-term partnership with AmerisourceBergen, one of North America’s largest pharmaceutical services companies.

30 October 2012

Alliance Boots and Walgreens Form Joint Venture

Alliance Boots, a leading international, pharmacy-led health and beauty group, today announced that it has set up a new company, jointly owned with Walgreen Co., as part of their strategic partnership's synergy programme.

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