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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 4, 1999

Eisai Co., Ltd. Reaches Vitamin Settlement with U.S. Civil Plaintiffs

Eisai Co., Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan announced today, along with other vitamin manufacturers, it has reached a settlement with food, animal feed additive manufacturers and others regarding U.S. synthetic vitamin E sales in a U.S. Federal Court. The settlement amount is up to $45 million (approximately yen4.8 billion).


Eisai deeply regrets the occurrences and a number of measures to regain trust in the Company are being taken.