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REFILE-AmerisourceBergen to buy Walgreens' distribution business in $6.5 bln deal

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Jan 6 (Reuters) - Drug distributor AmerisourceBergen Corp said on Wednesday it would buy Walgreens Boots Alliance’s distribution business, Alliance Healthcare, for $6.5 billion.

Under the terms of the deal, AmerisourceBergen will pay Walgreens $6.27 billion in cash and deliver 2 million shares of AmerisourceBergen common stock at closing of the transaction.

With a 30% stake, Walgreens is the largest shareholder of AmerisourceBergen.

Reporting by Manas Mishra in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur

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