Daiichi Sankyo Announces New Executive Candidates

Daiichi Sankyo Announces New Executive Candidates
Tokyo, Japan, May 12, 2010 -Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited, today announced that in a gathering earlier in the day its Board of Directors nominated a new president and board and auditor candidates, as follows. Appointments will be subject to approval at the Company's 5th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on June 28 and formal resolutions at a subsequent board gathering.
1. Proposed new president (as of June 28, 2010)
・Reason for the change
This change will be in line with Daiichi Sankyo's goal of accelerating the deployment of a Hybrid Business Model under the Second Mid-term Business Management Plan, which was launched in April, to fulfill the company's vision of becoming a Global Pharma Innovator by 2015. 1
New Position
Name
Current Position
Chairman
Corporate Officer
Takashi Shoda
President and CEO,
Corporate Officer
President and CEO
Corporate Officer
Joji Nakayama
Executive Vice President,
Corporate Officer
President of Japan Company
Corporate Adviser
Kiyoshi Morita
Chairman, Corporate Officer
* Joji Nakayama will remain president of Japan Company
2. Board candidates (as of June 28, 2010)
Name
Current Position
Joji Nakayama
Executive Vice President,
Corporate Officer
President of Japan Company
Kazunori Hirokawa
Senior Executive Officer and Head of R&D Division for Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd.
Hiroshi Hirabayashi
President of The Japan-India Association
Vice President, the Japan Forum on International Relations, Inc.
Ikuo Ishihara
Chairman of the Board, Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc.
Chairman of the Board of Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.
Yuichiro Anzai
Executive Adviser for Academic Affairs at Keio University
Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University
* Hiroshi Hirabayashi, Kunio Ishihara, and Yuichiro Anzai are outside director candidates as defined in Article 2-15 of the Companies Act. 2
3. Retiring board members(as of June 28, 2010)
Name
Current Position
Kiyoshi Morita
Chairman, Corporate Officer
Ryuzo Takada
Member of the Board
Kunio Nihira
Outside Director
Yoshifumi Nishikawa
Outside Director
Jotaro Yabe
Outside Director
* Kiyoshi Morita will become a corporate advisor.
* Ryuzo Takada will remain chairman of Daiichi Sankyo Espha Co., Ltd.
4. Auditor candidates (as of June 28, 2010)
Name
Current Position
Akio Yamada
Senior Advisor for Jones Day Tokyo (Global Law Firm)
Shigeaki Ishikawa
Attorney at Homma and Partners
* Akio Yamada and Shigeaki Ishikawa are outside auditor candidates as defined in Article 2-16 of the Companies Act.
5. Retiring auditors (as of June 28, 2010)
Name
Current Position
Kaoru Shimada
Outside Corporate Auditor
Koukei Higuchi
Outside Corporate Auditor

6. Curriculum Vitae
(1) New Chairman candidate
Takashi Shoda Born June 21, 1948
Current Positions Held
President and CEO, Daiichi Sankyo Company, Ltd.
Career Summary
Mar. 1972 Graduated from Department of Medical Chemistry,
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the University of Tokyo
Mar. 1972 Joined Sankyo Company, Limited
Jan. 1999 Appointed as General Manager in charge of European Business
Jun. 1999 Appointed as General Manager for International Pharmaceutical Division, General Manager in charge of European Business
Aug. 2000 Appointed as General Manager for International Pharmaceutical Division and Overseas Planning Department
Jun. 2001 Appointed as Director of the Board, Sankyo Company, and General Manager for International Pharmaceutical Division and Overseas Planning Department
Jun. 2002 Appointed as Executive Managing Director, Sankyo Company, Ltd.
Jun. 2003 Became President and Representative Director, Sankyo Company Limited
Sep. 2005 Became President and CEO, Daiichi Sankyo Company Limited, a joint holding company of Sankyo Co., Ltd and Daiichi Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd.
(2) President and CEO candidate
Joji Nakayama Born May 11, 1950
Current Positions Held
Executive Vice President, Corporate Officer
President of Japan Company at Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd.
Career Summary
Mar. 1976 Graduated from Department of Biological Engineering, Graduate School of Osaka University
Mar. 1979 Obtained MBA from Northwestern University, USA
Apr. 1979 Joined Suntory Holdings, Ltd.
Mar. 2000 Appointed as Director for Suntory Holdings, Ltd.
Mar. 2000 Appointed as President and CEO of the Suntory Institute for Biomedical Research
Dec. 2002 Appointed as President and CEO of Daiichi Suntory Pharma Co., Ltd., a subsidiary company of Daiichi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (currently Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd.)
Mar. 2003 Retired as Director for Suntory Holdings, Ltd.
Jun. 2003 Appointed as Director for Daiichi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Jun. 2006 Appointed as Director and General Manager in charge of Corporate Planning for Daiichi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Apr. 2007 Appointed as Corporate Officer and General Manager in charge of Europe and the United States for Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd.
Apr. 2009 Appointed as Executive Officer and General Manager in charge of International Markets for Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd.
Apr. 2010 Appointed as Executive Vice President and President of Japan Company

(3) Board candidates
Kazunori Hirokawa Born June 7, 1951
Current Position Held
Senior Executive Officer and Head of R& D Division for Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd.
Career Summary
Apr. 1975 Joined Daiichi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Oct. 2000 Appointed as General Manager of Safety Management Division at
Daiichi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Oct. 2002 Appointed as General Manager of Planning and Development Division
at Daiichi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Jun. 2003 Appointed as Director and General Manager, Planning and
Development Division at Daiichi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Oct. 2004 Appointed as Director and General Manager, Research and
Development Strategy at Daiichi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Jun. 2005 Appointed as Senior Corporate Officer in charge of Research and
Development Strategy
Apr. 2006 Seconded to Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. as Senior Corporate Officer
Apr. 2007 Appointed as Managing Director and General Manager,
Research and Development Division at Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd.
Apr. 2010 Appointed as Senior Executive Officer for Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd.
Hiroshi Hirabayashi Born May 5, 1940
Current Positions Held
President of The Japan-India Association
Committee Member for the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Council for Transport Policy
Career Summary
Apr. 1963 Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Aug. 1993 Appointed as Director-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Economic Cooperation Bureau
Jan. 1998 Appointed as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for
India and Bhutan
Sep. 2002 Appointed as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for
France and Andora
Jan. 2003 Appointed as Ambassador to Djibouti
Jun. 2006 Appointed as Ambassador in charge of Inspection
Jun. 2007 Became as President of The Japan-India Association
Apr. 2008 Visiting Professor at Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies,
Waseda University
Jun. 2009 Became Vice President of The Japan Forum on International Relations

Kunio Ishihara Born October 17, 1943
Current Positions Held
Chairman of the Board of Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc.
Chairman of the Board of Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.
Career Summary
Apr. 1966 Joined Tokio Marine Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.
Jun. 1995 Appointed as Director and General Manager, Hokkaido Regional
Division at Tokio Marine Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.
Jun. 1998 Appointed as Managing Director and General Manager, Hokkaido
Regional Division at Tokio Marine Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.
Jun. 2000 Appointed as Executive Director at Tokio Marine Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.
Jun. 2001 Appointed as President of Tokio Marine Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.
Oct. 2004 Appointed as President of Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance
Co., Ltd.
Jun. 2007 Appointed as Chairman of the Board of Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire
Insurance Co., Ltd.
Jul. 2008 Appointed as Chairman of the Board of Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc.
Yuichiro Anzai Born August 29, 1946
Current Positions Held
Executive Advisor for Academic Affairs at Keio University
Professor at Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University
Career Summary
Mar. 1969 Graduated from Faculty of Engineering, Keio University
Mar. 1974 Completed doctoral program from Graduate School of Engineering,
Keio University
Apr. 1988 Professor at Faculty of Engineering Department of Electrical
Engineering, Keio University
Professor at Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Graduate School of
Science and Technology, Keio University
Jul. 1990 Visiting Professor at the McGill University Centre for Medical Education
Oct. 1993 Department Chair at Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio
University
Committee Chair at Graduate School of Science and Technology,
Keio University
May 2001 Appointed as President of Keio University
May 2009 Professor at Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University
Professor at Graduate School of Science and Technology for Open
and Environmental Systems, Keio University
Executive Advisor for Academic Affairs at Keio University
(4) Auditor candidates
Akio Yamada Born September 25, 1943
Current Positions Held
Senior Advisor for Jones Day Tokyo (Global Law Firm)
Career Summary
Apr. 1967 Joined the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC)
Jun. 1996 Appointed as Director General of Trade Practices Department, JFTC
Jun. 1997 Appointed as Director General of Investigation Bureau, JFTC
Jun. 1998 Appointed as Director General of Economic Affairs Bureau, JFTC
Jun. 2000 Appointed as Secretary General, JFTC
Jun. 2003 Affiliated professor at Graduate School of Law, Kyoto University
Dec. 2003 Appointed as Commissioner, JFTC
Apr. 2009 Affiliated professor at Faculty of Law, Doshisha University
Apr. 2009 Affiliated professor at School of Commerce, Waseda University
May 2009 Senior Advisor for Jones Day Tokyo
Shigeaki Ishikawa Born July 21, 1944
Current Positions Held
Attorney at Homma and Partners
Career Summary
Mar. 1968 Entered the National Police Agency
Aug. 1993 Appointed as Chief of Ibaraki Prefectural Police Headquarters
Feb. 1995 Appointed as Chief of Criminal Investigation Department,
Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department
Jan. 1997 Appointed as Chief of Kanagawa Prefectural Police Headquarters
Aug. 1998 Appointed as Chief of the Kanto Regional Police Bureau
Aug. 1999 Appointed as Chief of the Commissioner-General's Secretariat of the
National Police Agency
Aug. 2002 Appointed as Superintendent General of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police
Department
Feb. 2004 Became President of the Japan Road Traffic Information Center
Feb. 2008 Entered Attorney at Homma and Partners

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