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Walgreens Boots names U.S. Foods president to board

BY Dan Berthiaume

Deerfield, Ill. – Walgreens Boots Alliance has named U.S. Foods president and CEO John Lederer to the board of directors. Lederer was appointed president and CEO of US Foods in September 2010, and previously was chairman and CEO of Duane Reade.

Lederer also held a variety of senior leadership positions during a 30-year career at Loblaw Companies Ltd.

Lederer’s election to the Walgreens Boots Alliance board fulfills a provision of the Nomination and Support Agreement entered into with Jana Partners LLC in September 2014, which entitled Jana to recommend an additional independent director for approval by Walgreens Boots.

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