Tokyo, Japan, April 1, 2015 – Astellas Pharma Inc. (Tokyo:4503,“Astellas”) is pleased to announce that the Company will mark its 10th anniversary on April 1, 2015.

Since being established in 2005, the Astellas Group has committed to turning science into value for patients through unwavering advance of research and development under its business philosophy: “Contribute toward improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products.” Additionally, Astellas has built strong relationships with stakeholders through readily tackling various social and environmental issues.

“Now in our 10th year, Astellas is striving to further build on the trust we’ve established with our stakeholders by continuing to create value for patients, while fulfilling our social responsibilities,” said Astellas President and CEO Yoshihiko Hatanaka.

Furthermore, moving forward, all employees in each region will unite as “One Astellas” under the Company’s business philosophy and will develop global initiatives that are reflective of Astellas culture.  Detailed plans for the regions of Japan, Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia and Oceania will be announced one-by-one through local press releases in each region in the coming weeks.