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JANA exec leaves Walgreens board

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Activist investor Barry Rosenstein, managing partner of hedge fund JANA Partners LLC, has stepped down from the Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) board after reducing his investment in the company. WBA said Rosenstein, who had been a director since September 2014, was slated to end his service on the board once JANA’s

Activist investor Rosenstein exits WBA board

Activist investor Rosenstein exits WBA board

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Activist investor Barry Rosenstein, managing partner of hedge fund JANA Partners LLC, has stepped down from the Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) Inc. board after reducing his investment in the company. WBA said late Friday that Rosenstein, who has been a director since September 2014, was slated to end his service on the

Pessina: U.S. market WBA’s ‘greatest opportunity’

Pessina: U.S. market WBA’s ‘greatest opportunity’

NEW YORK — Walgreens Boots Alliance’s deal to acquire Rite Aid and partnership with Valeant Pharmaceuticals will build on WBA’s strong start in its first full year as a unified company, executive vice chairman and CEO Stefano Pessina said here at the annual shareholders meeting. “I am happy to say that we are on track

Pessina named CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance

Pessina named CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. announced executive vice chairman Stefano Pessina as its permanent chief executive officer in reporting increased sales and earnings for its fiscal 2015 third quarter. The company said Thursday that its board of directors appointed Pessina as CEO, effective immediately. He had been serving as acting CEO since January,

Wasson decides to retire from Walgreens

DEERFIELD, Ill. — The New Year ushered in the beginning of a new era at Walgreen Co., which is scheduled to complete the second and final step of its merger with Alliance Boots GmbH in the first quarter. And this new era for Walgreens Boots Alliance will get under way without the presence of longtime

Walgreens names activist investor to its board

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreen Co. has named activist investor Barry Rosenstein, founder and managing partner of hedge fund JANA Partners LLC, to its board of directors. Walgreens said Monday that it also plans to name a second new director to its board as the company moves forward to complete its merger with Alliance Boots GmbH. Early