H. D. Smith announced today that the companies have signed a definitive agreement under which AmerisourceBergen will purchase H. D. Smith, the largest independent wholesaler in the U.S., for $815 million in cash. “Our ultimate priority and commitment has been, and continues to be, the needs of our customers and trading partners,” said Dale Smith, Chairman and CEO, H. D. Smith Holding Company. “We believe AmerisourceBergen will continue the strong foundation set by my father. In joining AmerisourceBergen, we are confident our mission will continue, and remain a point of pride for the H. D. Smith family and its enduring legacy.” ... See MoreSee Less

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