Form 8-K
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 4, 2011
AmerisourceBergen Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware   1-16671   23-3079390
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)
1300 Morris Drive
Chesterbrook, PA
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (610) 727-7000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On February 4, 2011, AmerisourceBergen Corporation (the “Registrant”) issued a news release announcing its earnings for the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2010 and announcing its corresponding earnings conference call. A copy of the news release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this report and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 8.01. Other Events.
In the news release issued on February 4, 2011, the Registrant reaffirmed its guidance for fiscal year 2011 diluted earnings per share in the range of $2.31 to $2.41. Key assumptions supporting the 2011 diluted earnings per share range are: revenue growth of between 2 percent and 4 percent; operating margin growth in the low to mid single-digit basis points range, and free cash flow in the range of $625 million to $700 million, which includes capital expenditures in the $150 million range. The Registrant also reaffirmed that, subject to market conditions, it expects to repurchase approximately $400 million of its common shares in fiscal 2011.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(c) Exhibits
The following exhibit is filed as part of this report:
News Release, dated February 4, 2011, of AmerisourceBergen Corporation, regarding Registrant’s earnings for the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2010.




Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: February 4, 2011  By:   /s/ Michael D. DiCandilo    
    Name:   Michael D. DiCandilo   
    Title:   Executive Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer