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November 14, 2019

Osaka, Japan, November 14, 2019 --- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (“Takeda”) (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) today announces that, based on its determination as of November 12, 2019, it has launched an offer to exchange new registered notes for any and all of the outstanding unregistered notes that it issued on November 19, 2018 in a private placement pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”).

Takeda is offering to exchange (the “Exchange Offer”) its $1.250 billion aggregate principal amount of its newly issued 4.000% Senior Notes due 2021, $1.500 billion aggregate principal amount of its newly issued 4.400% Senior Notes due 2023 and $1.750 billion aggregate principal amount of its newly issued 5.000% Senior Notes due 2028 (collectively, the “Exchange Notes”) for a like principal amount of the applicable series of its outstanding 4.000% Senior Notes due 2021 (CUSIP: J8129EAW8 / 874060AN6, ISIN: USJ8129EAW87 / US874060AN65), its outstanding 4.400% Senior Notes due 2023 (CUSIP: J8129EAX6 / 874060AR7, ISIN: USJ8129EAX60 / US874060AR79) and its outstanding 5.000% Senior Notes due 2028 (CUSIP: J8129EAY4 / 874060AU0, ISIN: USJ8129EAY44 / US874060AU09) (collectively, the “Outstanding Notes”). The Exchange Notes have been registered under the Securities Act. Takeda will not receive any proceeds from the Exchange Offer. The terms of the Exchange Notes are substantially the same as the terms of the Outstanding Notes, except that the offer of the Exchange Notes is registered under the Securities Act, and the Exchange Notes have no transfer restrictions under the Securities Act, registration rights or rights to additional interest. The Exchange Notes are being offered in order to satisfy Takeda’s obligations under the registration rights agreement entered into in connection with the placement of the Outstanding Notes. Takeda’s $1.000 billion aggregate principal amount of 3.8% Senior Notes due 2020, which were issued simultaneously with the Outstanding Notes, were fully redeemed on August 29, 2019 and, accordingly, no offer to exchange is being made with respect to such notes.

The Exchange Offer will expire at 5:00 p.m. New York City time on December 13, 2019, unless otherwise extended (such date and time, as they may be extended, the “Expiration Date”). We do not currently intend to extend the expiration date. The settlement date for the Exchange Offer will occur promptly following the Expiration Date on December 13, 2019. The Exchange Offer is made only pursuant to Takeda’s prospectus dated November 14, 2019, which has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Takeda has not authorized any person to provide information other than as set forth in the prospectus.

Copies of the exchange offer prospectus and related materials may be obtained from the Exchange Website (https://sites.dfkingltd.com/takeda), or the information and exchange agent D. F. King for the Exchange Offer, at the details below:

In London:

65 Gresham Street

London EC2V 7NQ

United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 20 7920 9700

In Hong Kong:

Suite 1601, 16/F, Central Tower

28 Queen’s Road Central

Central Hong Kong

Telephone: +852 3953 7231


In New York:

48 Wall Street 22nd Floor

New York, New York 10005

United States of America

Facsimile Transmissions (Eligible Institutions Only): +1 (212) 709-3328

Confirmation: (212) 269-5552 attention Andrew Beck

Banks and Brokers Call Collect: +1 (212) 269-5550

All Others, Please Call Toll-Free: +1 (866) 751-6315


Email: [email protected] 

Exchange Website: https://sites.dfkingltd.com/takeda


This press release is for informational purposes only and is neither an offer to buy, nor a solicitation of an offer to sell, the Exchange Notes or any other securities, and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

About Takeda Pharmaceutical Company
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to bringing Better Health and a Brighter Future to patients by translating science into highly-innovative medicines. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Gastroenterology (GI), Rare Diseases and Neuroscience. 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.

Contact Information
Investor Relations                                                                      
Takashi Okubo                                                            
[email protected]                                    
+81 3 3278 2306                

Kazumi Kobayashi    
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+81 3 3278 2095                 

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