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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 15, 2007
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Basic Principle and Policies concerning Reduction of Minimum Trading Lots for Shares


Company Name:   Eisai Co., Ltd.
(Securities Code No. 4523
 First Section of Tokyo Stock
 Exchange and Osaka Stock
 Exchange, respectively)
Representative:  Haruo Naito, President & CEO
Contact: Akira Fujiyoshi, Vice President,
Corporate Communications, IR
(TEL 03-3817-5120)

Basic Principle and Policies concerning Reduction of Minimum Trading Lots for Shares

 Based on the recognition that market participation by a lot of investors is essential to healthy revitalization of stock market, Eisai Co., Ltd. (“Eisai”) has been working to enhance information disclosure through wide-range IR activities, improving websites and business reports.
 Eisai reduced minimum trading lots for share from 1,000 to 100 in April 2002. Consequently, the number of shareholders increased 23,164 (up 117.7%) from 19,685 (as of the end of the fourth quarter of 2002, before the reduction of minimum trading lots of share) to 42,849 (as of the end of the fourth quarter of 2007).
 Volume of Eisai’s stock trading at the end of the fourth quarter of 2007 also increased 36 million from the end of the fourth quarter of 2002.
 Eisai continues to make any possible efforts to enhance information disclosure and contribute to further activation of stock market.


Year-end share
Price (Yen)
Number of shareholders at year endVolume
(Year-end total)
(thousands of share)
Year-end 2002 3,15019,685233,193
Year-end 2003 2,18530,477197,800
Year-end 2004 2,82029,713223,859
Year-end 2005 3,64025,475205,124
Year-end 2006 5,13030,019245,085
Year-end 2007 5,65042,849269,461