Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. affiliates to offer for sale 15,000,000 shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance’s common stock

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-May-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) (the “company”) today announced that affiliates of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (the “selling stockholders”) intend to offer for sale in an underwritten secondary offering 15,000,000 shares of the company’s common stock pursuant to the shelf registration statement (File No. 333-209569) filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on 17 February 2016. The selling stockholders also intend to grant the underwriter a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,500,000 shares of the company’s common stock.

The company previously issued to the selling stockholders an aggregate of 52,461,215 shares of common stock in connection with the company’s strategic combination with Alliance Boots GmbH (“Alliance Boots”) completed in December 2014. The shares to be sold by the selling stockholders represent approximately 29 percent (or 31 percent if the underwriter exercises its option in full) of their aggregate shares owned prior to the offering, and, following the offering, the selling stockholders will own 37,461,215 shares (or 35,961,215 shares if the underwriter exercises its option in full) in the aggregate. The company is not selling any shares and will not receive any proceeds from the proposed offering. Pursuant to the Shareholders Agreement by and among the company, certain of the selling stockholders, including affiliates of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. and certain other investors, dated as of 2 August 2012, as amended, Dominic Murphy will remain a member of the company’s board of directors after the completion of the proposed offering.

Citigroup will act as the sole underwriter for the offering and proposes to offer the shares of common stock from time to time for sale in one or more transactions on the Nasdaq Stock Market, in the over-the-counter market, through negotiated transactions or otherwise at prevailing market prices, at prices related to prevailing market prices or at negotiated prices. The last reported sale price of the company’s common stock on 5 May 2016 was $81.46. The company filed an automatically effective shelf registration statement (including a prospectus) with the SEC for the offering to which this communication relates. Before making any investment decision, you should read the prospectus in that registration statement and other documents the company has filed with the SEC for more complete information about the company and this offering.

The company intends to file a further prospectus supplement with respect to this offering. You may obtain these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC Web site at: www.sec.gov. Copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering, when available, also may be obtained by writing or telephoning us at:

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
108 Wilmot Road
Deerfield, IL 60015
(847) 315-2922
Attention: Investor Relations

Citigroup will arrange to send you the prospectus supplement, when available, and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering if you request them by contacting Citigroup, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717 (Tel: 800-831-9146).

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities nor will there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction. The proposed offering of these shares of common stock is being made only by means of a prospectus supplement and a related prospectus.

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 products.

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 investments


Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: All statements in this release that are not historical are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, assumptions and uncertainties, including those described in Item 1A (Risk Factors) of our Form 10-K for the fiscal year ending 31 August 2015, which is incorporated herein by reference, and in other documents that we file or furnish with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Except to the extent required by law, we do not undertake, and expressly disclaim, any duty or obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement after the date of this release, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in assumptions or otherwise.


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11th annual national “Shop For A Cause” program, Aug. 26- 28, 2016

For the 11th year, Macy’s helps local charities raise funds and awareness for their organization through national “Shop For A Cause” charity shopping event

NEW YORK, 2016-May-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s (NYSE:M) is calling on all charities to participate in its 11thannual national “Shop For A Cause” program – a unique shopping event dedicated to supporting local nonprofit organizations’ fundraising efforts. Formerly a one-day initiative, this year Macy’s has extended “Shop For A Cause” to a weekend-long event beginning Friday, Aug. 26 through Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. Charities are invited to sign up now at macys.com/shopforacause. Since 2006, the program has helped raise tens of millions of dollars for charities throughout the country, and more than 5,000 charities signed up to participate last year.

“At Macy’s, we believe in supporting the communities where our customers and associates live and work,” said Holly Thomas, Macy’s group vice president of cause marketing. “That is why we are so proud of Shop For A Cause, which has helped raise tens of millions of dollars for charitable organizations since 2006. With this year’s extension to a weekend-long event, we’re offering even more opportunity to support local and national causes, and thanking our customers with special savings at Macy’s.”

To qualify to participate, charitable organizations must have a 501(c) 3 or other recognized tax-exempt status. To apply, qualified charities should log onto macys.com/shopforacause and submit their application online. Macy’s will provide participating organizations with shopping passes to sell for $5 each, and the organization will keep 100 percent of the proceeds for every shopping pass that it sells.

Customers can purchase a $5 Shop For A Cause savings pass from their favorite participating charity, then use the pass in any Macy’s store location all weekend from Friday, Aug. 26 through Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, and enjoy spectacular discounts.

From Aug. 15 through Aug. 28, 2016, customers will be invited to give $5 to the March of Dimes®, the nation’s leading nonprofit for pregnancy and baby health, at any Macy’s register and receive a shopping pass valid for special discounts all-day on most regular, sale and clearance purchases (some exclusions apply) on Aug. 26 through Aug. 28. Online customers may participate, too, on macys.com on Aug. 26-28.

For more information or to search for participating local charities, visit macys.com/shopforacause.

About Macy’s
Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M), delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 734 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy’s is known for such epic events asMacy’s 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy’s flagship stores — including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plazain southern California — are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $69 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

For Macy’s media materials, including images and contacts, please visit our online pressroom at macys.com/pressroom.

Source: Macy’s

Julie Strider Fukami, 646-429-5213
Melody Regalado, 305-577-1973

Dan Faketty named chairman of the NRF Loss Prevention Council

WASHINGTON, 2016-May-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today announced that Southeastern Grocers Vice President of Asset Protection Dan Faketty has been named chairman of the NRF Loss Prevention Council. Faketty, who will serve a two-year term, succeeds Rosamaria Sostilio, senior vice president for Hudson’s Bay Company.

“Dan’s active role with the council and his superior leadership skills make him a natural choice as chairman,” NRF Senior Vice President of Communities Vicki Cantrell said. “His decades of industry experience and active involvement with NRF and the LP Council will continue to bring first-class leadership to the council and our industry.”

The council is the premier retail industry association for senior loss prevention executives and serves as the industry’s primary voice on loss prevention. The council provides unique networking opportunities and educational programming, and collaborates with other NRF groups including the CIO Council and Shop.org to develop comprehensive research and connect members with industry peers.

“I am honored by the nomination to serve as chairman and take the responsibility very seriously,” Faketty said. “Today’s retail landscape presents many unique challenges and opportunities, but our best opportunity remains unchanged – to do everything we can to better protect our customers and the industry.”

Based in Jacksonville, Fla., Southeastern Grocers is the parent company of the Winn-Dixie, Haveys and BI-LO supermarket chains, with 60,000 associates and 750 stores in seven states. Faketty has been with the company since 2005 and has worked in loss prevention in the retail industry since 1981. He has served in a number of leadership roles on the LP Council since joining in 2006 and is currently vice president.

The council is open to any NRF member retailer’s loss prevention executive holding the company’s top LP position. Members of the council collaborate with other NRF communities, government agencies and other commercial facilities to develop comprehensive research and connect with industry peers.

About NRF
NRF is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and Internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries. Retail is the nation’s largest private sector employer, supporting one in four U.S. jobs – 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.6 trillion to annual GDP, retail is a daily barometer for the nation’s economy. NRF’s This is Retail campaign highlights the industry’s opportunities for life-long careers, how retailers strengthen communities, and the critical role that retail plays in driving innovation. nrf.com

Ana Serafin Smith
(202) 626-8189
(855) NRF-Press

Walgreens announces opioid antidote naloxone available without prescription in all of its New Jersey pharmacies

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-May-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of its comprehensive national plan to combat drug abuse, Walgreens today announced it has made naloxone, a lifesaving opioid antidote, available without a prescription in all of its New Jersey pharmacies in accordance with state pharmacy regulations.

Naloxone is now more accessible and easier to obtain in more than 190 Walgreens pharmacies throughout New Jersey. The medication can be used in the event of an overdose to reverse the effects of heroin or other opioid drugs, and is administered by injection or nasal spray.

“By making naloxone available without a prescription, we are making it easier for New Jersey families and caregivers to help their loved ones by having it on hand in case it’s needed,” said Domenic DiPrimo, Walgreens Regional Healthcare Director in New Jersey. “As a pharmacy we are here to help people, and we are committed to making naloxone more accessible in the communities we serve.”

In February, Walgreens announced plans to make naloxone available without a prescription in 35 states and Washington D.C. in accordance with each state’s pharmacy regulations. Since its announcement, naloxone has been made available without a prescription in more than 1,500 Walgreens pharmacies throughout the states of Alabama, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.

When implementation of the program is complete, naloxone will be available without a prescription in more than 5,800 of Walgreens nearly 8,200 stores.

“We’re encouraged to learn that naloxone will now be more readily available to consumers through this program,” said Acting Attorney General Robert Lougy. “In the past two years State Police, local law enforcement and EMS personnel have administered naloxone to more than 11,000 overdose victims, and saved countless lives. However, despite our best efforts, police and EMS personnel cannot be everywhere that narcotics are being procured and abused all the time. This will help save additional lives.”

When naloxone is dispensed instructions are provided on how to administer the medication, which includes calling 911 as naloxone is not a substitute for medical care, and anyone who is administered the medication should seek immediate medical attention.

Drug abuse continues to be a public health and safety risk. More Americans die every day from drug overdoses than from motor vehicle crashes, according to the Office of National Drug Control Policy. In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a total of 47,055 drug overdose deaths, which include prescription and illicit drugs. That is a 6.5 percent increase from 2013 and a 140 percent increase since 2000.

About Walgreens
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com), one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 8 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,173 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens digital business includes Walgreens.com, drugstore.com, Beauty.com, SkinStore.com and VisionDirect.com. Walgreens also manages more than 400 Healthcare Clinic and provider practice locations around the country.


Phil Caruso
Phone: 847-315-2936

Merriann Metz promoted to Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary Publix

LAKELAND, Florida, 2016-May-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, Publix CEO and President Todd Jones announced the promotion of Merriann Metz to Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary.

Metz began her career at Publix in 2006 as an attorney in the corporate legal department. She was promoted to senior attorney in 2010 and to her current position of Assistant General Counsel in 2011. Her primary areas of legal expertise are in real estate and regulatory law. Metz earned a juris doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law and a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of South Florida. Prior to joining Publix, she was an attorney with the Lowndes Drosdick law firm in Orlando, Florida.

“I am very proud that we continue to have talented associates who are ready to assume higher leadership roles within our organization,” said CEO and President Todd Jones. “Our ability to promote from within is one of the ways we are able to perpetuate our Publix culture.”

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Lakeland, FL 33802-0407
(863) 688-1188 ext. 55339