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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 2, 2007
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Notice Regarding Revision of Year End Dividend Forecast For Fiscal Year Period (95th Company Fiscal Period) Ending March 2007


Listed Stock Name:   Eisai Co., Ltd.
Director and President & CEO: 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: Akira Fujiyoshi
Vice President
Corporate communications, IR
Phone: 81-3-3817-5120

Notice Regarding Revision of Year End Dividend Forecast For Fiscal Year Period (95th Company Fiscal Period) Ending March 2007

The updated forecast as to year-end dividend per share for the fiscal period ending March 2007 will be proposed for revision from previous forecast, in accordance with the decision made at the Board of Directors' Meeting on February 2, 2007. This revision will take effect subject to the resolution at the Board of Directors' Meeting scheduled in May 2007 after completion of statutory audit on financial documents for this fiscal year period.

The details of the revision are noted below:

  1. 1.Reason for 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 pay a fiscal year-end dividend of ¥65 per share, an increase of ¥10 per share over the previous forecast. Consequently the anticipated annual total dividend is expected to be ¥120 per share, combining interim and year-end dividends.

  2. 2.Contents of the Revision


    Dividends per share

    InterimYear-endAnnual Total
    Previous forecast
    (October 31, 2006) 
    -¥55¥110
    Revised forecast -¥65¥120
    Fiscal year ending March 2007 (Actual payout) ¥55--
    Previous fiscal year
    ended March 2006
    (Actual payout)
    ¥40¥50¥90