Takeda Announces Liquidation of Holding Company

Takeda Announces Liquidation of Holding Company

January 22, 2020

Osaka, Japan, January 22, 2020 - Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502/NYSE: TAK) (“Takeda”), today announced it intends to liquidate its fully owned Irish company Shire Pharmaceutical Holdings Ireland Limited. All investments in subsidiaries owned by Shire Pharmaceutical Holdings Ireland Limited upon entering into liquidation will be transferred to and retained under direct ownership of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited.

The liquidation of Shire Pharmaceutical Holdings Ireland Limited is part of a company-wide legal entity rationalization program, related to the integration of Shire, to help simplify the combined legal entity ownership structure and allow for more efficient income repatriation to Takeda.

1. Overview of Shire Pharmaceutical Holdings Ireland Limited


Company name

Shire Pharmaceutical Holdings Ireland Limited



Block 2, Miesian Plaza, 50-58 Baggot Street Lower, Dublin 2


Name of representatives

Susan O’Reilly


Business description

Shareholding of legacy Shire group entities



USD 2.516 billion


Date of establishment

May 15, 2008


Major shareholders and percentage of shares held

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited



Operating result and financial conditions for the last three years

Accounting period

Fiscal year ended December 2018

Fiscal year ended December 2017

Fiscal year ended December 2016


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2. Schedule of the Liquidation


Date of governance meeting resolution

January 22 2020


Date of liquidation

September 2020 (Estimate)


3. Loss from Liquidation and outlook
Although the financial impact resulting from the liquidation is still under review, the impact on the consolidated earnings forecast for FY2019 is expected to be minimal as it was already contemplated in Takeda’s previously issued forecast.

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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, 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 https://www.takeda.com.

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