Viernes 16 de Noviembre 2018

Walgreens Boots Alliance and WPP Announce Global Marketing and Communications Partnership

DEERFIELD, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) has partnered with WPP
(Nasdaq: WPPGY) and selected a team of WPP agencies to operate and
develop multiple marketing and communications channels for its retail
and wholesale businesses as well as its health and beauty product brands.


‘Team WBA’, the bespoke WPP team, will provide services including
traditional and digital advertising, media investment management,
promotion & relationship marketing, public affairs, media relations and
communications for the enterprise, realizing significant benefits
globally.

Hub office locations for ‘Team WBA’ will be created by WPP in Chicago,
London and New York to support Walgreens Boots Alliance and businesses
including Walgreens, Boots and Alliance Healthcare businesses.

WPP is the world’s largest communications services group with billings
of US$73 billion and revenues of US$19 billion. The company employs
200,000 people (including associates and investments) in over 3,000
offices across 113 countries.

Stefano Pessina, Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
Walgreens Boots Alliance, commented: “We are very pleased to confirm
this new partnership with WPP and the creation of Team WBA. We have
grown rapidly, so too have our marketing and communications needs, and
this multi dimensional model and new way of working will better support
our vision for the company and future growth plans. This more integrated
way of working will help us to strengthen brand recognition, while
unlocking potential synergies, creating increased efficiencies and
helping streamline our activities globally.”

Sir Martin Sorrell, Chief Executive, WPP, said: “We look forward to
partnering with Walgreens Boots Alliance to help further enhance what
are already iconic brands in the health and wellbeing category. Team WBA
will be a custom solution that draws together the talent and resources
from across WPP to develop effective communications that will
differentiate WBA and drive results.”

The decision culminates a thorough review process which began in early
2016.

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 across the USA and Europe. Walgreens Boots
Alliance and the companies in which it has equity method investments
together have a presence in more than 25* countries and employ more than
400,000* people. The company is a global leader in pharmacy-led, health
and wellbeing retail and, together with the companies in which it has
equity method investments, has over 13,200* stores in 11* countries as
well as one of the largest global pharmaceutical wholesale and
distribution networks, with over 390* distribution centers delivering to
more than 230,000** pharmacies, doctors, health centers and hospitals
each year in more than 20* 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. More company information is
available at www.walgreensbootsalliance.com.

* As of 31 August 2016, using publicly available information for
AmerisourceBergen.

** For 12 months ending 31 August 2016, using publicly available
information for AmerisourceBergen.

About WPP

WPP is the world’s largest communications services group with billings
of US$73 billion and revenues of US$19 billion. Through its operating
companies, the Group provides a comprehensive range of advertising and
marketing services including advertising & media investment management;
data investment management; public relations & public affairs; branding
& identity; healthcare communications; direct, digital, promotion &
relationship marketing and specialist communications. The company
employs over 200,000 people (including associates and investments) in
over 3,000 offices across 113 countries. For more information, visit www.wpp.com.

WPP was named Holding Company of the Year at the 2016 Cannes Lions
International Festival of Creativity for the sixth year running. WPP was
also named, for the fifth consecutive year, the World’s Most Effective
Holding Company in the 2016 Effie Effectiveness Index, which recognizes
the effectiveness of marketing communications. In 2016 WPP was
recognised by Warc 100 as the World’s Top Holding Company (second year
running).

Contacts

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
Chuck Greener
+1 847 315
2935
or
Yves Romestan
+44 (0)207 980 8585
or
WPP
USA
/ Kevin McCormack
+1 212 632 2239
or
EMEA / Chris Wade
+
44 7408 2204