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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 2, 2006
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Notice Concerning Revision of Year End Dividend Forecast For Fiscal Year Period (94th Company Fiscal Period) Ending March 2006


Listed Stock Name:   Eisai Co., Ltd.
Director and President & CEO: Mr. Haruo Naito
Headquarters: 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. Hiroyuki Mitsui
Vice president
Corporate Communications
Phone 81-3-3817-5085

Notice Concerning Revision of Year End Dividend Forecast For Fiscal Year Period (94th Company Fiscal Period) Ending March 2006


The updated forecast as to year-end dividend per share for the fiscal period ending March 2006 will be proposed for revision from previously forecasted one in accordance with the decision made at the Board of Directors' Meeting on February 2, 2006.

This revision will take effect subject to the resolution at the Board of Directors' Meeting scheduled in May 2006 after completion of statutory audit on financial documents for this fiscal year period.

The details of the revision are noted below:


  1. Rationale behind for the Dividend Forecast Revision
    Eisai is devoted to providing continuous and stable dividends based on the consolidated financial performance along with dividend on equity (DOE). Thus the Company plans to repatriate a fiscal year-end dividend of yen50 per share, an increase of yen10 per share over the former projection, thereby making the forecast on annual total dividend yen90 per share combining interim and year-end dividends.


  2. Contents of the Revision Thereof
(Dividends are stated in Yen per share.)

Interim Dividends (Actual Payout)Year-End DividendsAnnual Total Dividends
Previous Forecast
(May 16, 2005)
yen40.00 yen40.00 yen80.00
Revised Forecast
yen40.00
yen50.00 yen90.00
Previous Fiscal Period Ended March 2005
(Actual Payout)
yen21.00 yen35.00 yen56.00