SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 30, 2021
WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|108 Wilmot Road, Deerfield, Illinois||60015|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (847) 315-2500
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange
on which registered
|Common Stock, $0.01 par value||WBA||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|3.600% Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. notes due 2025||WBA25||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|2.125% Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. notes due 2026||WBA26||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company ☐
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Departure of Directors of Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
(b) On April 30, 2021, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (the “Company”) announced that Alexander W. Gourlay will cease to serve as the Company’s Co-Chief Operating Officer effective May 17, 2021 (the “Transition Date”). As of the Transition Date, Mr. Gourlay will become a Senior Advisor to the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, to serve through December 31, 2021, at which time he will separate from the Company in order to return to the United Kingdom. As of April 30, 2021, Ornella Barra, the Company’s current Co-Chief Operating Officer, will assume the title of Chief Operating Officer, International, and she will continue to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Company’s divisions outside of the U.S. and to report directly to the Company’s Chief Executive Officer.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE, INC.|
|Date: April 30, 2021||By:|
/s/ Joseph B. Amsbary Jr.
|Title:||Vice President, Corporate Secretary|