Takeda Announces New Assignments of Directors

Takeda Announces New Assignments of Directors

June 26, 2024

OSAKA, Japan, June 26, 2024 – Takeda (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) has announced new assignments of directors, determined at the Board of Directors meeting and at the Audit and Supervisory Committee meeting, following the 148th Ordinary Meeting of Shareholders, held in Osaka today.

Takeda's Board of Directors has 11 members serving as external directors out of a total of 14 members, helping to ensure transparency and objectivity. An external director will continue to chair the Board of Directors. The Audit and Supervisory Committee, the Nomination Committee and the Compensation Committee will be composed solely of external directors including their chairs.

Takeda highly values strong, independent governance and its Board of Directors helps to ensure that all decisions and actions are in the best interests of global stakeholders and aligned with the company’s values. This robust corporate governance model has been, and will continue to be, critical to Takeda's success.

Details of the new assignments are as follows:

1. New Assignment of Directors Who Are Not Audit and Supervisory Committee Members (Effective June 26, 2024)

Christophe WeberInternal / ExistingRepresentative Director, President & Chief Executive Officer
Milano FurutaInternal / NewDirector, Chief Financial Officer
Andrew PlumpInternal / ExistingDirector, President, Research & Development
Masami IijimaExternal / ExistingExternal Director, Chair of the Board Meeting
Ian ClarkExternal / ExistingExternal Director
Steven GillisExternal / ExistingExternal Director
Emiko HigashiExternal / NewExternal Director
John MaraganoreExternal / ExistingExternal Director
Michel OrsingerExternal / ExistingExternal Director
Miki TsusakaExternal / ExistingExternal Director

2. Directors Who Are Audit and Supervisory Committee Members

Koji HatsukawaExternal / ExistingExternal Director, Head of Audit and Supervisory Committee
Jean-Luc ButelExternal / NewExternal Director, Audit and Supervisory Committee Member
Yoshiaki FujimoriExternal / ExistingExternal Director, Audit and Supervisory Committee Member
Kimberly A. ReedExternal / ExistingExternal Director, Audit and Supervisory Committee Member

3. New Assignment of Nomination Committee and Compensation Committee Members (Effective June 26, 2024)

Nomination committee:

Masami Iijima (Chairperson), Jean-Luc Butel, Steven Gillis, Michel Orsinger, and Yoshiaki Fujimori

(Observer: Christophe Weber)

Compensation committee:

Emiko Higashi (Chairperson), John Maraganore, Michel Orsinger, and Kimberly A. Reed

About Takeda

Takeda is focused on creating better health for people and a brighter future for the world. We aim to discover and deliver life-transforming treatments in our core therapeutic and business areas, including gastrointestinal and inflammation, rare diseases, plasma-derived therapies, oncology, neuroscience and vaccines. Together with our partners, we aim to improve the patient experience and advance a new frontier of treatment options through our dynamic and diverse pipeline. As a leading values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Japan, we are guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet. Our employees in approximately 80 countries and regions are driven by our purpose and are grounded in the values that have defined us for more than two centuries. For more information, visit www.takeda.com.

Media Contacts:

Japanese Media

Shoko Honda [email protected] +81 (0) 70-2687-3620

U.S. and International Media

Brendan Jennings [email protected] +81 (0) 80-2705-8259

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