Walgreen Co. Announces Regular Quarterly Dividend

Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Walgreen Co.

    DEERFIELD, Ill., April 11 /PRNewswire/ - The Board of Directors of
 Walgreen Co. (NYSE:   WAG) today declared a regular quarterly dividend of
 3.5 cents per share, payable June 12, 2001, to shareowners of record May 18,
 2001.
     Walgreens, the nation's largest drugstore chain, reported on March 26
 record sales for the second quarter ended Feb. 28, 2001, of $6.4 billion, up
 14.6 percent from a year earlier.  Earnings were up 24.3 percent from a year
 ago to a record $297 million.
     The company operates 3,374 drugstores in 43 states and Puerto Rico and
 plans to open approximately 500 new stores in fiscal 2001.
     Walgreen company information is available on the Internet at
 www.walgreens.com .
 
 

SOURCE Walgreen Co.
    DEERFIELD, Ill., April 11 /PRNewswire/ - The Board of Directors of
 Walgreen Co. (NYSE:   WAG) today declared a regular quarterly dividend of
 3.5 cents per share, payable June 12, 2001, to shareowners of record May 18,
 2001.
     Walgreens, the nation's largest drugstore chain, reported on March 26
 record sales for the second quarter ended Feb. 28, 2001, of $6.4 billion, up
 14.6 percent from a year earlier.  Earnings were up 24.3 percent from a year
 ago to a record $297 million.
     The company operates 3,374 drugstores in 43 states and Puerto Rico and
 plans to open approximately 500 new stores in fiscal 2001.
     Walgreen company information is available on the Internet at
 www.walgreens.com .
 
 SOURCE  Walgreen Co.