McKesson Canada announces new President and executive appointments

ST-LAURENT, QC, June 9, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - McKesson Canada today announced the appointment of its new President, Alain Champagne. Alain Champagne was previously McKesson Canada's Senior Vice President, Pharmaceutical Distribution and Operations since joining the company in 2010. In this capacity, he was responsible for all sales and marketing activities of distribution solutions and services. Under his leadership, McKesson Canada has made significant strides in pushing forward the automation of its distribution network while increasing productivity.

"Alain brings a deep knowledge of McKesson Canada's business and customers to his new role and will focus on continuing to bring value and growth opportunities to all the company's partners," said Paul Julian, McKesson Corporation's Executive Vice President and Group President.

Mr. Champagne replaces Nick Loporcaro who has been appointed as President for McKesson Specialty Health, one of McKesson Corporation's key growing businesses.

Mr. Champagne said "I am delighted to take on this new role and continue the work initiated with Nick Loporcaro to position McKesson Canada for future growth. Our portfolio of businesses allows us to solve the significant health care challenges we face as a country. We are committed to bringing added-value services and solutions to all our customers and partners with the ultimate goal of improving patient access to care and outcomes.

In addition, Paula Keays, McKesson Canada's current CFO will become Senior Vice President, Pharmaceutical Distribution and Operations, replacing Alain Champagne. Since joining McKesson Canada in 2000, Ms. Keays has been in charge of McKesson Canada's overall financial plans and policies, along with overseeing all Six Sigma operations. Her track record includes solid financial management and reporting skills, strong relationships building with all stakeholders, and a laser focus approach on creating added value programs and services both internally and externally. She brings an outstanding understanding of the company's industry and business to her new role.

All these appointments become effective on July 16, 2014.

About McKesson Canada
Founded more than 100 years ago, McKesson Canada is dedicated to delivering vital medicines, supplies and to developing information technologies that enable the health care industry to provide patients with better, safer care. Our solutions empower pharmacies, drug manufacturers, hospitals and other health care institutions by enabling them to get closer to the millions of patients they serve every single day, while contributing to the quality and safety of care in Canada.

About McKesson Corporation
McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 15th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to making the business of healthcare run better. McKesson partners with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting. McKesson helps its customers improve their financial, operational, and clinical performance with solutions that include pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management, healthcare information technology, and business and clinical services. For more information, visit www.mckesson.com.

SOURCE: MCKESSON CANADA

For further information:

Danièle Dufour
Director, Corporate Communications
514.832.8473
daniele.dufour@mckesson.ca


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