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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 8, 1999

EISAI LAUNCHES SACLON S & SACLON S Tablets -REFRESHING RELIEF FROM UPSET STOMACH-

Tokyo (November 8, 1999) - Eisai Co., Ltd. of Tokyo (President and CEO: Haruo Naito) announced the launch on November 9 of the reformulated SACLON'S & SACLON S Tablets which offer a refreshing relief to stomach ailments.


SACLON S & SACLON S Tablets now have a higher degree of efficacy and more stomach acid neutralization, thus offering quicker improvement for a variety of stomach ailments. In addition, SACLON S Tablets are smaller and easier to swallow and both products contain no sodium or aluminum.


According to surveys the important points that consumers look for in selecting products offering relief from upset stomach are a "refreshed feeling," "relief, "and "easy to swallow. " SACLON S perfectly meets these consumer needs. Upon waking up in the morning or during working hours, SACLO S & SACLON S Tablets offer effective relief from the symptoms of upset stomach, heartburn, and stomach queasiness, among others.


An advertising campaign for SACLON S & SACLON S Tablets will begin in the latter part of November 1999.


For additional information about SACLON S & SACLON S Tablets and Eisai's other consumer health care products, please contact Eisai's Consumer Hotline. Toll Free Number (in Japan): 0120-161-454. Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday/ Sunday/ Holiday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.