For Immediate Release

2017.12.01

Company name: DAIICHI SANKYO COMPANY, LIMITED
Representative: Sunao Manabe, Representative Director, President and COO
(Code no.: 4568, First Section, Tokyo Stock Exchange)
Please address inquiries to Noriaki Ishida, Executive Officer,
Vice President, Corporate Communications Department
Telephone: +81-3-6225-1126
http://www.daiichisankyo.com

Daiichi Sankyo Announces Status Relating to Acquisition of Own Shares

(Based on the Articles of Incorporation pursuant to the provisions of Article 165,

Paragraph 2 of the Companies Act)

 

Tokyo, Japan (December 1, 2017) – Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited (hereafter, Daiichi Sankyo) today announced that it has acquired its own shares based on the provisions of Article 156 of the Companies Act as applied by replacing the relevant terms pursuant to the provisions of Article 165, Paragraph 3 of the same act. The status (progress report) of the acquisition is as described below.

 

1. Class of shares acquired:                            Ordinary shares of Daiichi Sankyo

2. Total number of shares acquired:                  5,315,600 shares

3. Aggregate amount of acquisition cost:          ¥ 14,005,255,300

4. Acquisition period:                                      From November 1, 2017, to November 30, 2017

5. Acquisition method:                                    Purchase on the Tokyo Stock Exchange

 

 

For Reference

1. Resolution at meeting of Board of Directors held on October 31, 2017

(1) Class of shares to be acquired:                 Ordinary shares of Daiichi Sankyo

(2) Total number of shares to be acquired:       28,000,000 shares (maximum)

                                                                    [4.2% issued shares (excluding treasury shares)]

(3) Aggregate amount of acquisition cost:       ¥50.0 billion (maximum)

(4) Acquisition period:                                    From November 1, 2017, to March 23, 2018

 

2. Accumulated number and price of own shares acquired in accordance with the abovementioned resolution at the meeting of Board of Directors (as of November 30, 2017)

(1) Total number of shares acquired:               5,315,600 shares

(2) Aggregate amount of acquisition cost:       ¥ 14,005,255,300