McKesson Appoints James A. Beer as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

  McKesson Appoints James A. Beer as Executive Vice President and Chief
  Financial Officer

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- September 30, 2013

McKesson Corporation (NYSE: MCK) today announced that James A. Beer will join
the company as executive vice president and chief financial officer on October
9, 2013. Beer will be responsible for overseeing all financial functions for
McKesson and replaces Jeff C. Campbell, who left the company in June 2013 to
become chief financial officer of American Express Company. Beer will also
join McKesson’s executive committee.

“James Beer is exceptionally qualified to lead our finance organization as
chief financial officer,” said John Hammergren, chairman and chief executive
officer, McKesson Corporation. “His extensive experience as the CFO for
leading, publicly traded companies across several industries provides him with
the ideal background and perspective to help guide McKesson’s continued

Beer comes to McKesson from Symantec Corporation where he served as executive
vice president and chief financial officer managing the worldwide finance
organization with responsibility for accounting, financial planning and
analysis, treasury, tax, investor relations, corporate development,
purchasing, and audit. Prior to Symantec, Beer was chief financial officer of
AMR Corporation and American Airlines, AMR’s principal subsidiary, responsible
for financial planning and analysis, treasury, corporate development,
accounting, tax, purchasing, and investor relations. In his 15 years at
American Airlines, Beer held a variety of management positions in finance and
operations, including leading the airline’s European and Asia Pacific

“McKesson is strongly positioned to take advantage of tremendous growth
opportunities in healthcare as the industry transforms through health reform,”
said Beer. “I look forward to working with the company’s experienced
leadership team to deliver on that potential and build upon the exceptional
performance of the past decade.”

Beer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering from
Imperial College, London University and a master’s degree in business
administration from Harvard Business School.

About McKesson

McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 14th on the FORTUNE 500 list, is a
healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to making the
business of healthcare run better. We partner 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 us


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