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Walgreens Boots Alliance rings Opening Bell at Nasdaq


NEW YORK — Walgreens Boots Alliance on Friday visited the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of the merger of Walgreens and Alliance Boots, and the listing of Walgreens Boots Alliance on the Nasdaq Stock Market.


In honor of the occasion, Stefano Pessina, executive vice chairman and Greg Wasson, retiring president and CEO rang the Opening Bell.


Walgreens Boots Alliance 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 U.S. 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. 

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