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Takeda Applied for Selection of “Prime Market”, Filed Corporate Governance Report With Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) in Line With Revised Corporate Governance Code and Published Corporate Governance Related Documents on its Website

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Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TOKYO:4502/NYSE:TAK) (“Takeda”) today applied for 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 made by the TSE on July 9, 2021, confirming Takeda’s compliance with the listing requirements for the “Prime Market” in the new market segments that will 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 disclosure items required 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 NYSE, our ambition is to build a world-class governance model to lead the company into the future” said Christophe Weber, Representative Director, President and CEO of Takeda.

Takeda also enhanced 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 publication of the company’s Articles of Incorporation, Board of Directors Charter, Nomination Committee Charter, Compensation Committee Charter, Audit and Supervisory Committee Charter, and Company Share Policy. The Corporate Governance Report and the corporate governance-related documents, can be found on the company’s corporate website at https://www.takeda.com/who-we-are/corporate-governance/.

“Being listed on the TSE’s ‘Prime Market’ will enable us to maximize our corporate value through increased transparency as well as further enhance our engagement with stakeholders including our shareholders and investors in Japan and around the world,” added Koki Sato, Corporate Strategy Officer and Chief of Staff of Takeda.

Takeda also furnished the English version of the Corporate Governance Report with the U.S. 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 discover and deliver life-transforming treatments, guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Rare Genetics and Hematology, Neuroscience, and Gastroenterology (GI). We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making 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 robust, modality-diverse pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health care in approximately 80 countries and regions. For more information, visit https://www.takeda.com.

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Contact information

Media Contacts:
Japanese Media
Ryoko Matsumoto
ryoko.matsumoto@takeda.com
+81 (0) 3-3278-2037

Investor Contacts:
Christopher O’Reilly
takeda.ir.contact@takeda.com
+81 (0) 3-3278-2306

Media Outside Japan
Christina Beckerman
christina.beckerman@takeda.com
+1 781-482-0831

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