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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,