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Takeda Appoints New Leadership for its European Pharmaceutical Development Organization

Osaka, Japan, March 31, 2011 --- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (“Takeda”) announced today that effective April 1, 2011, Stuart Dollow, M.D., will join the company as Managing Director for Takeda Global Research & Development Centre Europe (TGRD Europe), Takeda’s wholly owned subsidiary for pharmaceutical development, headquartered in London.

“Takeda’s Mid-Range Plan outlines a concentration in building a broad pipeline, adapting to changes in the industry and improving our R&D productivity,” said Nancy Joseph-Ridge, M.D., General Manager of Takeda’s Pharmaceutical Development Division. “Dr. Dollow’s more than 20 years of pharmaceutical industry experience in international clinical development and leadership in the United States and Europe will continue to ensure success toward that vision.”

Dr. Dollow has worked at Roche in the UK, GlaxoWellcome and GlaxoSmithKline in the UK and U.S., and joins Takeda from Norgine, where he served as Chief Development Officer. He is experienced in multiple therapeutic areas, including cardiovascular and metabolic disease, respiratory, and oncology. Dr. Dollow holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from The London Hospital Medical College. He holds qualifications from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and in Pharmaceutical Medicine.

Dr. Dollow succeeds Steve Coles, Ph.D., who retired effective March 31, 2011. Dr. Coles spent more than 25 years in the pharmaceutical industry working in various clinical development and leadership positions within the UK, U.S., and Asia. He joined TGRD Europe in 2006.

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About Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

Located in Osaka, Japan, Takeda is a research-based global company with its main focus on pharmaceuticals. As the largest pharmaceutical company in Japan and one of the global leaders of the industry, Takeda is committed to strive towards better health for patients worldwide through leading innovation in medicine. Additional information about Takeda is available through its corporate website,

Posted: April 2011