Update on Member of Takeda’s Board of Directors

Takeda Announces With Sadness the Passing of Board Member Olivier Bohuon

May 9, 2024

OSAKA, Japan and CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, May 9, 2024 – Takeda (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) today announced with great sadness that Mr. Olivier Bohuon, an external director on Takeda’s Board of Directors, passed away on May 5, 2024. Mr. Bohuon served as a member of the Board since January 2019 and was a member of the Compensation Committee.

Christophe Weber, Representative Director, President & Chief Executive Officer, Commented:

“It is with great sadness that I share the passing of our longstanding Board Member, Olivier Bohuon. Olivier joined Shire's Board of Directors in 2015 and came to Takeda's Board through the acquisition. He was a respected and caring leader during his tenure working with many members of our executive team, and he will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him. We extend our deepest condolences to Olivier’s family and friends.”

On March 27, 2024, Takeda announced to propose eleven (11) candidates, including Mr. Bohuon, for directors who are not Audit and Supervisory Committee members at the 148th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders scheduled for June 26, 2024*. Takeda’s Board of Directors today decided to propose ten (10) candidates for directors who are not Audit and Supervisory Committee Members, excluding Mr. Bohuon, without appointing any other candidates. There are no changes regarding the four (4) candidates for directors who are Audit and Supervisory Committee Members.

* Please refer to “Takeda Announces Candidates for Board of Directors at Upcoming Shareholders Meeting”, dated on March 27, 2024.

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