Takeda has applied for the selection of “Main Market”, filed a corporate governance report with the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) in accordance with the revised Corporate Governance Code and corporate governance documents ‘company published on its website

OSAKA, Japan – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TOKYO: 4502 / NYSE: TAK) (“Takeda”) today applied for the selection of the “Prime Market” segment of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. (“TSE”) as its listing market, as determined at the Board of Directors meeting held. on September 29 and 30, 2021. Takeda received the results of the initial assessment carried out by the TSE on July 9, 2021, confirming Takeda’s compliance with the listing requirements for the Prime Market in the new market segments to be introduced on April 4, 2022 by the TSE. In addition, Takeda today filed its corporate governance report with the TSE based on the Corporate Governance Code, which was revised on June 11, 2021. This report describes the status of compliance with the elements disclosure requirements of companies listed on the “Prime Market. ”

“As one of the largest R&D-driven biopharmaceutical companies in the world and the only one listed on both the TSE and the NYSE, our ambition is to build a world-class governance model to drive the company towards l ‘future,’ said Christophe Weber, Representative Director, President and CEO of Takeda.

Takeda has also improved the Corporate Governance page of its website to improve the transparency of the company’s corporate governance and to promote understanding among its shareholders and investors. This includes the publication of the company’s articles of association, the charter of the board of directors, the charter of the nomination committee, the charter of the remuneration committee, the charter of the audit and oversight committee and the policy. shareholding structure of the company. The corporate governance report and corporate governance documents are available on the company’s website at https://www.takeda.com/who-we-are/corporate-governance /.

“Being listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange’s Prime Market will allow us to maximize the value of our business through increased transparency, as well as further strengthen our engagement with stakeholders, including our shareholders and investors in Japan. and around the world, ”added Koki Sato, head of corporate strategy and chief of staff at Takeda.

Takeda has also provided the English version of the corporate governance report to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), available at www.sec.gov.

About Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TOKYO: 4502 / NYSE: TAK) is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to discovering and delivering life-transforming treatments, guided through our commitment to patients, our staff and the planet. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts in four therapeutic areas: oncology, rare genetics and hematology, neuroscience and gastroenterology (GI). We also make targeted investments in R&D in plasma-derived therapies and vaccines. We are focused on developing highly innovative medicines that help make a difference in people’s lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a pipeline. robust and diverse. Our employees are committed to improving the quality of life for patients and working with our healthcare partners in approximately 80 countries and regions. For more information, visit https://www.takeda.com.

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