Deutsche Bank Appointed as Depositary Bank for the Sponsored Level I American Depositary Receipt Program of Daiichi Sankyo

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Deutsche Bank today announced its appointment as depositary bank for the Level I American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program of Japan-based Daiichi Sankyo Company, Ltd. (Daiichi Sankyo).

Daiichi Sankyo is dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical products to address the diversified, unmet medical needs of patients in both mature and emerging markets. Daiichi Sankyo does business in nearly 60 countries around the world, with world headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. With net sales of approximately US$11.8 billion in fiscal year 2010 (as of March 31, 2011), Daiichi Sankyo is one of the world's 20 leading pharmaceutical companies. Daiichi Sankyo employs around 30,500 people, who passionately work to achieve the company's goals. In delivering high-quality products, services and processes, precision serves as a cornerstone of the company's philosophy.*

Toshiaki Sai, Corporate Officer, Vice President of Corporate Communications, Daiichi Sankyo, said, "We are very pleased to start our ADR program and look forward to communicating with further investors in the U.S.”

Akbar Poonawala, Head of Global Equity Services at Deutsche Bank said, “We are delighted to be appointed as the depositary bank for Daiichi Sankyo’s ADR program. We look forward to working with Daiichi Sankyo in the management of its program and are pleased to expand our portfolio of Japanese ADR issuers.”

*Source: Daiichi Sankyo (November 2011)

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