Announcement of decision on a basic plan for a merger (simple merger/short-form merger) with a wholly‑owned subsidiary

Announcement of decision on a basic plan for a merger (simple merger/short-form merger) with a wholly‑owned subsidiary

September 24, 2020

Osaka, Japan, September 24, 2020 --- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (Head Office: Chuo‑ku, Osaka; (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK), “Takeda”) decided today on a basic plan for the implementation of an absorption-type merger (the “Merger”) of Takeda Pharmaceutical Real Estate Company, which is Takeda’s wholly‑owned subsidiary. This decision is in line with Takeda’s strategy of simplifying its legal entity ownership structure and establishing an agile operating model.

Please note that, because the Merger falls under the category of absorption-type merger (simple merger/short-form merger), with the disappearing company being Takeda’s wholly‑owned subsidiary, this release is made in a simplified format.



  1. Purpose of the Merger

Takeda has been promoting a company-wide legal entity rationalization to simplify its legal entity ownership structure, as well as to establish a simplified and agile operating model. As part of this, Takeda has made the decision on a basic plan to integrate Takeda Pharmaceutical Real Estate Company through the Merger to minimize complexity in Japan facility management and establish simplified and agile facility management operating model.


  1. Outline of the Merger

(i) Merger schedule
The date of Takeda’s governance meeting decision on a basic plan for the Merger:
                                                                                                                      September 24, 2020

The scheduled date of the decision on the Merger by the director delegated by the board of directors’ meeting:                                                                                                                                            November 2020

The scheduled date of execution of the absorption-type merger agreement:         December 2020

The scheduled effective date of the Merger:                                                       April 1, 2021

(ii) Method of the Merger
The Merger will be conducted as an absorption-type merger, with the surviving company being Takeda, and the disappearing company being Takeda Pharmaceutical Real Estate Company.  Note that, for Takeda, the Merger falls under a simple merger as prescribed under Article 796, paragraph (2) of the Companies Act; and, for the disappearing company, a short-form merger as prescribed under Article 784, paragraph (1) of the Companies Act. Therefore, none of the above will go through a meeting of shareholders for approval of the absorption-type merger agreement.

(iii) Allotment upon the Merger
Since the Merger is an absorption-type merger with Takeda’s wholly‑owned subsidiary, no issuance of new shares or allotment of monies or other properties will be conducted upon the Merger.

(iv) Handling of the disappearing company’s share options and bonds with share options
Not applicable.


  1. Overview of the Parties of the Merger


Surviving company
(As of March 31, 2020)

Disappearing company
(As of March 31, 2020)

(1) Name

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

Takeda Pharmaceutical Real Estate Company

(2) Address

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

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

(3) Title and name of the representative person

Representative Director, President & CEO:
Christophe Weber

President & Representative Director:
Yasuhisa Yamamoto

(4) Business description

Research & development, manufacturing, sales and marketing of pharmaceutical drugs

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

(5) Capital amount

1,668,123 million yen

100 million yen

(6) Date of foundation/ incorporation

January 29, 1925

June 26, 2006

(7) Number of outstanding shares



(8) Fiscal year end

March 31

March 31

(9) Major shareholders and their shareholding percentage

ž・The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd. (Trust account)                                            7.98%

・The Bank Of New York Mellon as Depositary Bank for Depositary Receipt Holders                                                                            5.39%

・Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd.    (Trust account)                                           5.15%

・JP Morgan Chase Bank 385632  3.03%

・Nippon Life Insurance Company 2.24%

Takeda                 100%               

(10) Result of operations and financial conditions for the immediately preceding fiscal year

March 2020
(Consolidated, IFRS)

March 2020
(Non-consolidated, JGAAP)

Equity attributable to owners of the parent company / Net Assets

4,723,483 million yen

48,394 million yen

Total assets

12,821,094 million yen

55,268 million yen

Equity per share /Net assets per share

3,032.22 yen

2,419,706 yen

Total revenue

3,291,188 million yen


Operating profit (loss)

100,408 million yen

799 million yen

Profit (loss) before tax

(60,754) million yen

1,202 million yen

Net profit attributable to owners of the parent company / Net profit (loss)

44,241 million yen

(1,014) million yen

Basic earnings per share / Net profit (loss) per share

28.41 yen

(50,679.48) yen


  1. Status after the Merger

There is no change in the name, address, title and name of the representative person, business description, capital amount, and fiscal year end of Takeda after the Merger.


  1. Business Outlook

Since the Merger is a merger with Takeda’s consolidated subsidiary, the financial impact on the consolidated earnings is expected to be minimal.


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, Rare Diseases, 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. For more information, visit

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