Lloydspharmacy Appoints Tony Page as Managing Director

By Lloydspharmacy, PRNE
Monday, February 14, 2011

COVENTRY, England, February 15, 2011 - Lloydspharmacy has announced the appointment of Tony Page as managing
director of the 1,650 strong community pharmacy chain.

Tony joins the organisation following a 23 year career in the retail
sector, most recently in the role of commercial director for Lenta Ltd where
he helped to lead the successful turnaround of one of Russia's leading
hypermarkets. He has also held executive board positions at both Woolworths
Plc and Asda, where he spent 13 years and worked alongside Allan Leighton and
Archie Norman.

Speaking of his appointment, Dr Fritz Oesterle, chairman and CEO of
Celesio, Lloydspharmacy's parent company, said: "Tony brings a wealth of
experience to Lloydspharmacy and a passion for excellence in serving the
customer. The UK healthcare market is undergoing a period of significant
change and under Tony's leadership we intend to diversify our income and lead
the sector as we build on our heritage of medicines dispensing, firmly
establishing Lloydspharmacy as a leading healthcare provider."

Tony will join Lloydspharmacy on 21 February.

Commenting on his new role, Tony said: "I'm really excited about joining
Lloydspharmacy. We're entering a new healthcare landscape and there are
significant opportunities for a business like Lloydspharmacy which places the
needs of all its customers at its heart. I look forward to leading the
business as we embark on the next phase of our growth."

About Lloydspharmacy

Lloydspharmacy has over 1650 chemist (www.lloydspharmacy.com/)
locations across the UK, employs over 17,000 staff and dispenses over 151
million prescription items annually.

Lloydspharmacy has primary care at the heart of its business. It has
launched a range of products aimed at improving community health such as
affordable blood pressure monitors and allergy relievers, as well as a suite
of convenient professional health check services including free blood
pressure and diabetes testing, and cholesterol test (
and heart check services in the comfort of a private consultation room.
Lloydspharmacy also offers an online pharmacy (
and an online doctor (https://onlinedoctor.lloydspharmacy.com/) on its

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About Tony Page:

Tony Page has 23 years experience in the retail sector. He began his
career at J Sainsbury plc, where he spent 6 years before joining Asda plc.
Tony also spent two years as managing director for commercial at Woolworths
plc. Most recently Tony has spent the last twelve months in the role of
commercial director at Russian hypermarket chain Lenta Ltd, being a
significant driver of change in the now thriving business.

For further media information please contact:

    Claire Connolly
    Lloydspharmacy Press Office
    Sapphire Court
    Walsgrave Triangle
    CV2 2TX

Claire Connolly: Lloydspharmacy Press Office, Sapphire Court, Walsgrave Triangle, Coventry, CV2 2TX, +44(0)2476-432192

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