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WOLF THEISS ADVISES ANZAG/ALLIANCE BOOTS ON THE ACQUISITION
OF ADDITIONAL SHARES IN FARMEXPERT

Vienna, 8 May 2012 – WOLF THEISS has advised the German pharma
wholesaler Andreae-Noris Zahn AG (ANZAG), a member of the Alliance
Boots group, on the acquisition of additional shares in the Romanian
Farmexpert DCI S.A. Previously, in 2006, the group had already acquired a
60% share.
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Following the first transaction in 2006, Andreae-Noris Zahn AG recently                                                   Rechtsanwälte GmbH
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acquired an additional 20% share in Farmexpert DCI S.A., headquartered in                                                 1010 Wien
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Bucharest. The pharma wholesale company ANZAG had already acquired a
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60% share in the Romanian company from its founder and owner, Dr. Eugen                                                   F +43 1 515 10 25

Banciu, thereby further expanding its share. Dr. Banciu will remain as a                                                  wien@wolftheiss.com
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shareholder with a 20% interest in the company.

After founding the company in 1996, Farmexpert quickly became a very
successful company in Romania. It is now the second largest pharma
wholesaler in Romania. The Romanian medication market has recently
experienced double-digit growth. This acquisition of additional shares
constitutes a significant strategic development for ANZAG in an important and
growing market.

The Wolf Theiss team advising on this transaction was led by Partner Horst
Ebhardt, Ileana Glodeanu, Ruxandra Musat, Adelina Iftime and Hartwig
Kienast, who advised on M&A and corporate law aspects. Günter Bauer and
Claudia Chiper covered competition and merger control issues. Horst Ebhardt
comments: "The gradual acquisition of Farmexpert is a big success for
ANZAG/Alliance Boots. We are happy and proud to have accompanied our
client ANZAG/Alliance Boots repeatedly in its strategic investments in Central
and Eastern Europe."

The pharma wholesaler Andreae-Noris Zahn AG, headquartered in
Frankfurt/Main, Germany, is a member of the Alliance Boots group. With its 25
subsidiaries, the group has the closest-knit distribution network of the German
pharma sector. Through its subsidiaries and holdings, ANZAG is also active in
healthcare logistics and information services. With its annual turnover of more
than EUR 4.2 billion, the group is one of the leading pharma wholesalers in
Germany.

Alliance Boots is a leading drug store and pharmacy group, and – on an
international level – one of the largest pharma wholesalers. The group has
more than 115,000 employees and operates in 25 countries. The group's
turnover in 2010 exceeded GBP 23 billion.


ALBANIA AUSTRIA BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA BULGARIA CROATIA CZECH REPUBLIC HUNGARY ROMANIA SERBIA SLOVAK REPUBLIC SLOVENIA UKRAINE

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ABOUT WOLF THEISS

Founded in 1957, Wolf Theiss is one of the leading European law firms in Central and
Eastern Europe with a focus on international business law. With 300 lawyers in 12
offices located in Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech
Republic, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine, Wolf Theiss
represents local and international industrial, trade and service companies, as well as
banks and insurance companies. Combining law and business, Wolf Theiss develops
comprehensive and constructive solutions on the basis of legal, fiscal and business
know-how.

AWARD WINNING…
   Energy Law Firm of the Year, 2012 (The Diplomat – Bucharest)
   ÖGV-Entrepreneur, 2011 (ÖGV-Austrian Trade Association)
   Law Firm of the Year: Central Europe, 2010 (The Lawyer European Awards)
   Law Firm of the Year: Eastern Europe and the Balkans, 2009 (The Lawyer European Awards)
   Law Firm of the Year, 2010 (Southeastern Europe Real Estate Awards, Europa Property)
   Worldwide – Entertainment and Media Law Team of the Year, 2009 (World Leaders International IP
   Awards)
   Austrian Client Service Law Firm of the Year, 2011 (Chambers & Partners)
   Austrian Law Firm of the Year, 2012, 2011, 2010 & 2009 (IFLR - International Financial Law Review;
   Chambers & Partners; PLC Which lawyer?; ILO - International Law Office)
   Austrian Tax Law Firm of the Year, 2011, 2010 & 2009 (International Tax Review)
   Czech Law Firm of the Year, 2010 (IFLR - International Financial Law Review)
   Hungarian Law Firm of the Year, 2009 (IFLR - International Financial Law Review)
   First Place Winner Practice Development, 2011 (Your Honor Awards, Legal Marketing Association)


For a complete awards list please visit www.wolftheiss.com\About Us\Awards

For further information please contact:

Veronika Schrefel
Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwälte / Attorneys-at-Law
Schubertring 6, A-1010 Wien
Tel.: +43 1 51510 / 3808
E-Mail: veronika.schrefel@wolftheiss.com

Find out more at www.wolftheiss.com

				
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