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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb 25, 2002

NOTICE OF ACQUISITION COMPLETION OF THE COMPANY'S OWN SHARES THROUGH ToSTNeT-2

  Listed Stock Name: Eisai Co., Ltd.
  President & CEO: Mr. Haruo Naito
  Head Office Location: 4-6-10 Koishikawa Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
  Securities Code: 4523
  Listed Locations: First Sections of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
& the Osaka Securities Exchange
  Inquiries: Mr. Nobuo Deguchi
Corporate Officer
Public Relations & Legal Affairs
Phone 81-3-3817-5190

Notice of Acquisition Completion of the Company's Own Shares through ToSTNeT-2


Eisai Co. Ltd. announces the acquisition of own shares made in accordance with the announcement of February 22, 2002. The transaction took place on February 25, 2002 as detailed below.


Eisai Co., Ltd. declares that the acquisition of the Company's own shares approved at the Board of Directors' Meeting held on February 22, 2002 has been completed.



I1 . Share Type Acquired Common Stock
II2 . Number of Shares Acquired 4, 591, 000
III3 . Total Purchase Price Amount yen13.91073 billion
IV4 . Date of Purchase February 25, 2002
V5 . Method of Purchase Through ToSTNeT-2 (closing price transaction) of the Tokyo Stock Exchange

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Details of the decision related to this acquisition (as announced on February 22, 2002).
• Share Type Acquisition
Common Stock

• Number of Shares to be Acquired
5 million shares (maximum)

• Total Value of Shares to be Acquired
yen15.15 billion (maximum)