** For 12 months ending 31 August 2017, using publicly available information for AmerisourceBergen.(WBA-GEN)
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) today announced that it has commenced its previously announced partnership with Fareva for the manufacture and supply of own beauty brands and private label products. Under the terms of the agreement, Fareva has acquired BCM, Walgreens Boots Alliance's contract manufacturing business, which operates factories in the UK, France and Germany. Notes to Editors: About Walgreens Boots Alliance Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. The company's heritage of trusted health care services through pharmaceutical wholesaling and community pharmacy care dates back more than 100 years. Walgreens Boots Alliance is the largest retail pharmacy, health and daily living destination across the U.S. 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 385,000* 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 more than 13,200* stores in 11* countries as well as one of the largest global pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution networks, with more than 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, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle, Sleek MakeUP and Botanics. The company ranks No. 1 in the Food and Drug Stores industry of Fortune magazine's 2017 list of the World's Most Admired Companies. More company information is available at www.walgreensbootsalliance.com. * As of 31 August 2017, using publicly available information for AmerisourceBergen.