Tokyo, April 18, 2016– Astellas Pharma Inc. (Headquarters: Tokyo; President and CEO: Yoshihiko Hatanaka, “Astellas”) would like to express our deepest sympathy to the victims of the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake on April 14.

Astellas has pledged donations as follows to support victims and to assist in reconstruction efforts.

Contributor:         Astellas Pharma Inc.

Donation to:         Japanese Red Cross Society

Amount:              JPY30,000,000

Astellas hopes for the earliest possible recovery in the affected areas.