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WBA authorizes share repurchase program, increases quarterly dividend

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DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance announced that its board of directors has authorized a share repurchase program for up to $10 billion of the company’s shares. The program has no specified expiration date.

The company also announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 44 cents per share, an increase of 10 percent. The increased dividend is payable September 12,  2018 to stockholders of record as of 20 August 2018, and raises the annual rate from $1.60 per share to $1.76 per share. This marks the 43rd consecutive year that Walgreens Boots Alliance and its predecessor company, Walgreen Co., have raised the dividend.

Executive vice president and global chief financial officer James Kehoe said, “Our new $10 billion share repurchase program demonstrates our commitment to return cash to stockholders in the form of dividends and share repurchases over the long term.”


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