Walgreens Celebrates Washington, D.C. Flagship Store Opening with Ribbon Cutting

  Walgreens Celebrates Washington, D.C. Flagship Store Opening with Ribbon
  Cutting

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DEERFIELD, Ill. -- March 20, 2013

Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) will officially open the doors to its
newest Well Experience flagship store on Thursday, March 21. A ribbon cutting
ceremony will commence the grand opening at 9 a.m.

Walgreens leadership will be available for comment after the ceremony. Visuals
will include the opportunity to photograph the site and spokespeople.

WHO:

  *Kermit Crawford, president of pharmacy, health and wellness, Walgreens
  *Mark Wagner, president of operations and community management, Walgreens
  *John Foley, corporate operations vice president, Walgreens
  *Darron Briscoe, market vice president of operations and community
    management, Walgreens
  *Vincent Gray, Mayor
  *Jack Evans, Councilmember
  *Dr. Cal Roberts, Chief Medical Officer, Bausch & Lomb

WHAT: Exclusive experience and preview of the flagship location:

  *Ceremonial ribbon cutting with Walgreens executives and local officials.
  *Pharmacy and Take Care Clinic: Insights into a new approach to community
    pharmacy.
  *LOOK Boutique: Showcasing upscale and premium beauty products and
    services.
  *Fresh/Up Market: Preview Walgreens approach to healthy, convenient and
    high-quality food offerings such as fro-yo and smoothies.
  *Walgreens and Bausch + Lomb recently announced the SightSense™ online and
    in-store patient education program – an initiative to heighten eye health
    awareness and encourage consumers to take proactive steps to protect and
    preserve their sight.

WHEN: Thursday, March 21 at 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: Walgreens drugstore at 801 7th St. NW (Corner of 7th Street and H
Street), Washington, D.C.

About Walgreens

As the nation's largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2012 sales of $72 billion,
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) vision is to become America’s first choice for
health and daily living. Each day, Walgreens provides more than 6 million
customers the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and
services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services
and advice in communities across America. Walgreens scope of pharmacy services
includes retail, specialty, infusion, medical facility and mail service, along
with respiratory services. These services improve health outcomes and lower
costs for payers including employers, managed care organizations, health
systems, pharmacy benefit managers and the public sector. The company operates
8,071 drugstores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
Take Care Health Systems is a Walgreens subsidiary that is the largest and
most comprehensive manager of worksite health and wellness centers and
in-store convenient care clinics, with more than 700 locations throughout the
country.

Contact:

Walgreens
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office: 847-315-2141
mobile: 224-565-0352
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