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Express Scripts Elects Roderick Palmore to Board of Directors

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ: ESRX) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Roderick Palmore to fill a vacancy on the Board.

Express Scripts, St. Louis, Missouri.

Mr. Palmore serves as executive vice president, general counsel, chief compliance and risk management officer and secretary of General Mills (retiring February 2015). He joined General Mills in 2008 from Sara Lee Corporation, where he served as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary.  

"We are pleased to welcome Rick to the Express Scripts Board of Directors, and we appreciate the wealth of expertise and experience he will bring to us," said George Paz, chairman and chief executive officer of Express Scripts.

Mr. Palmore was also previously a partner in a large national law firm as well as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of Illinois. He also currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and the Chicago Board Options Exchange.

Mr. Palmore received the Corporate Exemplar Award from the National Legal Aid & Defender Association in 2007, the Spirit of Excellence Award from the American Bar Association Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in 2006, the Scales of Justice Award from the Equal Justice Works Foundation in 2005 and the Excellence in Corporate Practice Award from the Association of Corporate Counsel in 2003.  He holds a J.D. from the University of Chicago and a B.A. from Yale University.

He will serve as a member of the corporate governance committee of the Express Scripts Board of Directors.

About Express Scripts

Express Scripts manages more than a billion prescriptions each year for tens of millions of patients. On behalf of our clients — employers, health plans, unions and government health programs — we make the use of prescription drugs safer and more affordable. Express Scripts uniquely combines three capabilities — behavioral sciences, clinical specialization and actionable data — to create Health Decision Science℠, our innovative approach to help individuals make the best drug choices, pharmacy choices and health choices. Better decisions mean healthier outcomes.

Headquartered in St. Louis, Express Scripts provides integrated pharmacy-benefit management services, including network-pharmacy claims processing, home delivery, specialty benefit management, benefit-design consultation, drug-utilization review, formulary management, and medical and drug data analysis services. The company also distributes a full range of biopharmaceutical products and provides extensive cost-management and patient-care services.

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Brian Henry

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