Walgreens Boots Alliance Announced Changes to Senior Management Team for Next Phase of Evolution

DEERFIELD, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Walgreens Boots Alliance today announced changes to its senior
management roles and responsibilities as part of the next phase of
evolution. This follows the successful integration of Walgreens and
Alliance Boots to create Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA).

In order to provide even greater focus and collaboration and further
streamline the management of the Company’s global operations, Alex
, Executive Vice President of Walgreens Boots Alliance and
President of Walgreens, and Ornella Barra, Executive Vice
President of Walgreens Boots Alliance and President and Chief Executive
of Global Wholesale and International Retail, have been appointed to the
role of Co-Chief Operating Officers.

In his new role, Gourlay will oversee Walgreens and Boots. In addition
to her current responsibilities, Barra will supervise Global Brands,
Human Resources and other business services. As a result, Ken Murphy,
who becomes Executive Vice President of Walgreens Boots Alliance and
Chief Commercial Officer and President of Global Brands, and Kathleen
, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Human
Resources Officer, will report to her.

Separately, Simon Roberts, Executive Vice President of Walgreens
Boots Alliance and President of Boots, has decided at this time to
pursue new opportunities and will leave the Company in July 2016. Elizabeth
, currently Senior Vice President and MD International Retail,
is appointed as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Boots.

“As we continue to work together to find simpler and more effective ways
to manage our Company, I believe this is the right structure at the
right time,” said Jim Skinner, Walgreens Boots Alliance Executive
Chairman. “The changes announced today will allow us to further enhance
operating performance, while developing our Company for the longer term.
I want to congratulate Ornella and Alex on their extended
responsibilities. We are very fortunate to have these two world-class
corporate executives working together in a senior management team that
is very well positioned to guide our businesses across the world through
the changing landscape of healthcare.”

Stefano Pessina, Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer, commented: “Alex and Ornella will be instrumental in driving
the operations of our Company in the next phase of its evolution now
that our businesses have come successfully together after 18 months of
integration. With the two Co-Chief Operating Officers overseeing the
day-to-day activities of the Company and the continued support of George
(Executive Vice President and Global Chief Financial
Officer), Marco Pagni (Executive Vice President, Global
Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel) and the other leaders,
I will be able to further focus on driving the growth strategy and
development of Walgreens Boots Alliance.” Pessina added: “I would like
to warmly thank Simon for his outstanding contribution and for the key
role he played at Boots during the past 13 years of his career. We wish
him the very best for the future. I also want to congratulate Elizabeth
on her new position, where I am sure she will make a strong

Notes to Editors:

About Walgreens Boots Alliance

Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is the first global pharmacy-led,
health and wellbeing enterprise.

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.

Walgreens Boots Alliance is the largest retail pharmacy, health and
daily living destination in the USA and Europe and, together with its
equity method investments*, employs more than 370,000* people and has a
presence in more than 25* countries. Walgreens Boots Alliance is a
global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail with over
13,100* stores in 11* countries. The company includes one of the largest
global pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution networks with over 350*
distribution centers delivering to more than 200,000** pharmacies,
doctors, health centers and hospitals each year in 19* countries. In
addition, Walgreens Boots Alliance is one of the world’s largest
purchasers of prescription drugs and many other health and wellbeing

The company’s 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,
Botanics, Liz Earle and Soap & Glory.

* As at 31 August 2015 (without subsequent adjustment for business
acquisitions or dispositions), including equity method investments

** For 12 months ended 31 August 2015 (without subsequent adjustment
for business acquisitions or dispositions), including equity method



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