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Takeda Announces Mutual Termination of Amylin / Takeda Worldwide Agreement to Co-Develop and Commercialize Compounds for Obesity

OSAKA, Japan and DEERFIELD, Ill., Dec. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502) today announced that it has mutually terminated its worldwide agreement with Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., originally signed in October 2009, to co-develop and commercialize compounds for obesity.

The companies announced in August 2011 their decision to discontinue the development of pramlintide/metreleptin, an investigational combination therapy for the treatment of obesity. That joint decision was based on a commercial reassessment of the pramlintide/metreleptin program, which had been in Phase 2 development as a twice-a-day injection formulation. The companies have since determined to formally terminate the partnership at this time. Having greatly benefited from the Amylin team's collective experience and scientific expertise, Takeda will continue to enhance its R&D activities in the area of obesity as well as its other core therapeutic areas to meet the needs of patients.

Takeda's consolidated financial statement for the fiscal 2012 will not be impacted by the termination of this partnership.

About Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
Located in Osaka, Japan, Takeda is a research-based global company with its main focus on pharmaceuticals. As the largest pharmaceutical company in Japan and one of the global leaders of the industry, Takeda is committed to strive towards better health for patients worldwide through leading innovation in medicine. Additional information about Takeda is available through its corporate website, www.takeda.com.

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