Takeda Disposes of Real Estate through Absorption-type Company Split and Share Transfer

January 28, 2019

− Transfer of real estate, including the Osaka Headquarters (Takeda Mido-suji Building)

OSAKA, JAPAN, January 28, 2019 – Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) (Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Osaka, “Takeda”) today announced that it has decided to newly establish a wholly owned subsidiary (“Subject Company”) of Takeda Pharmaceutical Real Estate Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, “TPRE”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Takeda; to have the Subject Company succeed a portion of the real estate businesses of both Takeda and TPRE through absorption-type company splits as of March 11, 2019 (“Company Split”); and to transfer all the shares of the Subject Company held by Takeda and TPRE as of March 22, 2019 (“Share Transfer” combined with the Company Split as the “Transaction”).

After the Transaction, the transferee will hold 21 assets, including the Takeda Osaka Headquarters building (Takeda Mido-suji building). The transfer price is undisclosed upon request from the transferee of the shares, which is an unlisted company. Takeda will record a gain of approximately 38 billion yen (before taxes) as a result of the transfer in the second half of fiscal year 2018. Business activities of Takeda at these locations, such as Osaka Headquarters (Takeda Mido-suji building), will continue after the completion of the Transaction.

Since the Company Split is an absorption-type company split carried out between Takeda and its wholly owned subsidiaries, certain details will be abridged, in line with the Tokyo Stock Exchange disclosure guidelines.

Description

 
1.Purpose and reason for the Transaction
Takeda is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan. TPRE is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda that is engaged in the selling and buying, management, leasing, etc. of the real estate in Japan held by Takeda Pharmaceutical Group companies.
Takeda has for some time been taking steps to securitize its non-core fixed assets and businesses, and expand its investment for future success to drive innovation. This Transaction provides another way for Takeda to improve its investment efficiency through the global review of Takeda's business resources and construct a more robust financial profile. Takeda will continue to look into possible sales of non-core assets worth up to 10 billion US dollars to further decrease Takeda’s leverage (net debt to adjusted EBITDA ratio) and optimize its business resources.

2.Details of the Transaction
(1) Schedule of the Transaction
[1] Between Takeda and the Subject Company

Date of decision on absorption-type company split agreement by the Director delegated by the Board of Directors

January 28, 2019

Date of conclusion of agreement on share transfer

January 28, 2019

Date of conclusion of absorption-type company split agreement

February 1, 2019

Effective date of absorption-type company split

March 11, 2019 (Scheduled)

Date of transfer of shares

March 22, 2019 (Scheduled)

(Note) The Company Split is to be conducted by Takeda in accordance with Article 784, paragraph 2 of the Companies Act.  Accordingly, no approval by a general meeting of shareholders as defined in Article 783, paragraph 1 of the Companies Act is required.

[2] Between TPRE and the Subject Company

Date of approval of absorption-type company split agreement by the Board of Directors of TPRE

January 28, 2019

Date of conclusion of agreement on share transfer

January 28, 2019

Date of conclusion of absorption-type company split agreement

February 1, 2019

Date of approval of absorption-type company split by a general meeting of shareholders of TPRE

February 19, 2019 (Scheduled)

Effective date of absorption-type company split

March 11, 2019 (Scheduled)

Date of approval of transfer of shares by a general meeting of shareholders of TPRE

March 13, 2019 (Scheduled)

Date of transfer of shares

March 22, 2019 (Scheduled)


(2) Method of Company Split
In the Company Split, Takeda and TPRE will be the splitting companies, and the Subject Company will be the succeeding company.

(3) Details of stock allocation
As consideration for the rights and obligations to be succeeded as a result of the Company Split, the Subject Company will issue 59,423 shares of common stock and allocate 4,783 shares to Takeda and 54,640 shares to TPRE, respectively.

(4) Treatment of stock options and corporate bonds with stock options with regards to the Company Split
Although Takeda has issued stock options, there will be no change in the treatment of these stock options due to the Company Split.
No corresponding options exist for TPRE.

(5) Increase or decrease of capital stock due to the Company Split
There will be no increase or decrease of Takeda's capital stock and TPRE due to the Company Split.

(6) Rights and obligations to be succeeded by the Subject Company
The Subject Company will, based on the absorption-type company split agreements with Takeda and with TPRE respectively, succeed assets relating to the business to be split off in accordance with the terms and conditions of absorption-type company split agreement, as well as the rights and obligations incidental thereto.

Succession of debts and other obligations from Takeda and TPRE to the Subject Company based on the company split agreement is to be made by the method of assumption of obligations without specific liabilities.

(7) Capability of satisfying liabilities
In the Company Split, Takeda has judged that the Subject Company will not have any problem in performing its obligations relating to the liabilities it will bear following the effective date of the absorption-type company splits; however, Takeda and TPRE will not be liable for the Subject Company’s liabilities as a guarantor.

3.Outline of the companies

 

Splitting company A
(As of March 31, 2018)

Splitting company B
(As of March 31, 2018)

(1) Company name

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

Takeda Pharmaceutical Real Estate Co., Ltd.

(2) Location

1-1, Doshomachi 4-chome, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan

1-1, Nihonbashi Honcho 2-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

(3) Representative

President & CEO: Christophe Weber

President & Representative Director:
Yasuhisa Yamamoto

(4) Scope of business

Research and development, manufacturing, sales and marketing of pharmaceutical products, etc.

Selling and buying, management, leasing, etc. of real estate

(5) Capital

77,914 million yen

100 million yen

(6) Date established

January 29, 1925

June 26, 2006

(7) Number of shares issued

794,688,295 shares

20,000 shares

(8) Fiscal year end

March 31

March 31

(9) Major shareholders and ratio of shares held

The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd. (Trust account)

5.92%

Nippon Life Insurance Company

5.48%

JP MORGAN CHASE BANK 380055

4.41%

Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Trust account)

4.33%

Takeda Science Foundation

2.25%

Takeda 100%

 

(10) Financial results of the previous fiscal year (consolidated, IFRS)   

 

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

Total equity

1,997,424 million yen

Total assets

4,106,463 million yen

Equity attributable to owners of the company per share

2,556.51 yen

Revenue

1,770,531 million yen

Operating profit

241,789 million yen

Profit before income taxes

217,205 million yen

Profit attributable to owners of the company

186,886 million yen

Basic earnings per share

239.35 yen

Dividend per share

180.00 yen

 

 

Succeeding company (Subject Company) (As of January 17, 2019)

(1) Company name

TYF Business Preparation Company KK

(2) Location

1-1, Nihonbashi Honcho 2-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

(3) Representative

President & Representative Director: Yukio Ajuuta

(4) Scope of business

Selling and buying, management, leasing, etc. of real estate

(5) Capital

10 million yen

(6) Date established

January 17, 2019

(7) Number of shares issued

10 shares

(8) Fiscal year end

March 31

(9) Major shareholders and ratio of shares held

Takeda Pharmaceutical Real Estate Co., Ltd. 100%


4.Outline of the businesses to be split off from Takeda and TPRE to the Subject Company
(1) Details of the business to be split off
The portion of the business to be split off is a part of real estate businesses of Takeda and TPRE including but not limited to selling and buying, management and leasing of real estate.

(2) Financial results of the business to be split off
The businesses to be split off have not recorded external revenue.

(3) Book value of assets and liabilities to be split off (as of March 31, 2018)

Assets

Liabilities

Item

Book value

Item

Book value

Current assets

1,846 million yen

Current liabilities

288 million yen

Fixed assets

11,049 million yen

Fixed liabilities

1,917 million yen

Total

12,895 million yen

Total

2,205 million yen

(Note) Figures were calculated based on the balance sheet as of March 31, 2018; therefore, the actual amounts to be succeeded will be increased or decreased, reflecting changes until the effective date. 

5.Status of the companies after the Company Split
(1) There will be no change in Takeda’s and TPRE’s company name, location, name and title of its representatives, scope of business, capital, or fiscal period after the Company Split.
(2) The capital of the Subject Company will not change as a result of the Company Split.

6.Share Transfer
(1) Profile of the subsidiary (Subject Company) to undergo changes
Please see 3. above for descriptions of the Subject Company.

(2) Transferee of the Share Transfer
The transferee is undisclosed upon request from the transferee of the shares, which is an unlisted company. There are no capital, human, or trading relationships, or applicable related parties between the transferee and Takeda as well as TPRE.

(3) Change in ownership of shares through the Share Transfer

(1) Number of shares held prior to the transfer

59,433shares
(Takeda 4,783 shares, TPRE 54,650 shares)

(2) Number of shares to be transferred

59,433 shares
(Takeda 4,783 shares, TPRE 54,650 shares)

(3) Number of shares held after the transfer

Takeda 0 shares (Ownership ratio: 0%),
TPRE 0 shares (Ownership ratio: 0%)

(Note) The transfer price is undisclosed in accordance with an the agreement withupon request from the transferee of the shares, which is an unlisted company.

7.Future outlook
Takeda’s consolidated financial forecast for fiscal year 2018, which was announced on October 31, 2018, includes 80 billion yen as a gain on sale of real estate, and this Transaction is a portion of this.
(Reference) Consolidated earnings forecast for this fiscal year (announced on October 31, 2018) and consolidated results for the previous fiscal year (in million yen)

 

Revenue

Operating profit

Profit before income taxes

Net profit attributable to owners of the company             

Earnings forecast for this fiscal year(year ending March 2019)

1,750,000

268,900

245,200

189,500

Results for the previous fiscal year (year ended March 2018)

1,770,531

241,789

217,205

186,886

(Note) The revised forecast in the table above includes the costs incurred in the first half of fiscal 2018 related to the proposed acquisition of Shire plc by Takeda (Profit before tax impact: 19.8 billion JPY, Net profit for the year impact: 16.5 billion JPY); however, it does not include Shire-related costs anticipated to be incurred in the second half of the fiscal year.

 



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About Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
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), Neuroscience and Rare Diseases. 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.
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