Walgreens to Debut No7 Men Skincare Range from Boots

  Walgreens to Debut No7 Men Skincare Range from Boots

         UK’s Leading Skincare Brand Now Available in the US for Men

Business Wire

NEW YORK & DEERFIELD, Ill. -- June 20, 2013

No7 Men skincare products, part of the UK’s leading skincare brand No7 created
by Boots, is now available chain-wide at Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG)
and Duane Reade drugstores nationwide. The products also can be purchased on
Walgreens.com, drugstore.com and US.Boots.com. The debut marks the first
nationwide Boots product launch for Walgreens with Alliance Boots since the
two companies formed a strategic partnership last summer to create the first
global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. No7 is well known for
its internationally-acclaimed range of skincare products which are
hypo-allergenic, dermatologically tested and backed by science–all at an
affordable price.

“We’re thrilled to introduce our No7 Men skincare products in the U.S. through
our partnership with Walgreens,” said Gordon Farquhar, Managing Director,
Boots Retail USA. “We know that there is a huge interest and need for great
skincare options for men, and No7 is a brand with a rich heritage and proven
science. We see this as the beginning of a successful partnership with
Walgreens and look forward to introducing even more products for men from
No7.”

“With the launch of No7 Men in our stores, we look forwardto working with
Boots to provide our customers with differentiated products, making Walgreens
their first choice for health and daily living,” said Mark Wagner, Walgreens
President of Operations and Community Management. “These products, including
the No7 Men Protect & Perfect Moisturiser with SPF, highlight our commitment
to help our male customers get, stay and live well.”

Added Shannon Curtin, Divisional Vice President and General Merchandise
Manager – Beauty, Personal Care and Seasonal, "No7 Men is an exciting
opportunity to meet the expanding needs of our male customers. The daily
regimen consists of cleansers, SPF moisturizers and anti-aging solutions. No7
Men is a wonderful addition to our male grooming product portfolio."

The full range of products, available now, includes:

  *No7 Men Protect & Perfect Intense Moisturiser with SPF 15 50ml $22.99
  *No7 Men Protect & Perfect Intense Serum, 30ml $24.99
  *No7 Men Energising Face Wash, 150ml $7.99
  *No7 Men Energising Face Scrub, 150ml $8.99
  *No7 Men Energising Hair & Body Wash, 200ml $7.99
  *No7 Men Rapid Revival Eye Roll On, 15ml $16.99

About Alliance Boots

Alliance Boots is a leading international, pharmacy-led health and beauty
group delivering a range of products and services to customers. Working in
close partnership with manufacturers and pharmacists, we are committed to
improving health in the local communities we serve and helping our customers
and patients to look and feel their best. Our focus is on growing our two core
businesses: pharmacy-led health and beauty retailing and pharmaceutical
wholesaling and distribution, while increasingly developing and
internationalising our product brands.

Alliance Boots has a presence in more than 25* countries and employs over
108,000* people. Alliance Boots has pharmacy-led health and beauty retail
businesses in nine* countries and operates more than 3,100* health and beauty
retail stores, of which just over 3,000* have a pharmacy. In addition,
Alliance Boots has around 605* optical practices, of which around 190* operate
on a franchise basis, and around 390* hearingcare practices. Our
pharmaceutical wholesale businesses deliver over 4.6 billion* units each year
to more than 170,000* pharmacies, doctors, health centres and hospitals from
over 370* distribution centres in 20* countries.

In June 2012, Alliance Boots announced that it had entered into a strategic
partnership with Walgreen Co., the largest drugstore chain in the US, to
create the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise.

* Figures are approximations as at 31 March 2013 and include associates and
joint ventures.

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 help 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
8,086 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:

Alliance Boots
Yves Romestan, +44 (0) 207-138-1130
or
Melissa Hobley, 646-489-0112
or
Walgreens
Mai Lee Ua, 847-315-2141