AmerisourceBergen Stockholders Re-Elect Board Members and Approve Amendment to Management Stock Incentive Plan
The three members re-elected to the Board today were: Richard C. Gozon, Retired Executive Vice President, Weyerhaeuser Company; James R. Mellor, Chairman, USEC Inc.; and J. Lawrence Wilson, Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Rohm and Haas Company. The terms of each of those elected today will expire at the Annual Meeting in 2006.
AmerisourceBergen stockholders also approved an amendment to the Company's 2002 Management Stock Incentive Plan, and approved the plan as amended and outlined in the Proxy Statement dated January 28, 2003.
AmerisourceBergen (NYSE:ABC) is the largest pharmaceutical services company in the United States dedicated solely to the pharmaceutical supply chain. It is a leading distributor of pharmaceutical products and services to the hospital systems/acute care market, physicians, alternate care and mail order facilities, independent community pharmacies, and regional chain pharmacies.
The Company is also a leader in the institutional pharmacy marketplace. With more than $40 billion in annualized operating revenue, AmerisourceBergen is headquartered in Valley Forge, PA, and employs more than 13,000 people. For more information go to www.amerisourcebergen.com.
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The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in any forward-looking statements: the risk that the businesses of AmeriSource and Bergen Brunswig will not be integrated successfully; failure to obtain and retain expected synergies; and other economic, business, competitive and/or regulatory factors affecting the business of AmerisourceBergen generally.
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