McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK), a leading North American healthcare
services and information technology company, announced today that it was
unsuccessful in reaching the 75% completion condition in its offer for
McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK), a leading North American healthcare services and information technology company, announced today that it was unsuccessful in reaching the 75% completion condition in its offer for the outstanding shares and convertible bonds of Celesio. “While we are disappointed that we were not successful in completing our offers for Celesio, we have a track record of great performance, a strong balance sheet and demonstrated leadership and scale across our markets,” said John H. Hammergren, chairman and chief executive officer, McKesson Corporation. “We are well positioned and will continue to explore and evaluate opportunities to further strengthen our businesses through our disciplined approach to capital allocation.” About McKesson Corporation McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 14 th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to making the business of healthcare run better. McKesson partners with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting. McKesson helps its customers improve their financial, operational, and clinical performance with solutions that include pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management, healthcare information technology, and business and clinical services. For more information, visit www.mckesson.com. THIS PRESS RELEASE IS NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN, INTO OR FROM ANY JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE RELEVANT LAWS OF SUCH JURISDICTIONThe offers will be subject to the full terms and conditions set out in the offer documents and, if applicable, the amendments.Disclaimer This press release is for information purposes only and does not constitute an invitation to make an offer to sell Celesio shares or bonds. This announcement does not constitute an offer to purchase Celesio shares or bonds and is not for the purposes of McKesson making any representations or entering into any other binding legal commitments.