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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2017

Proposed Changes in Representative Officers

Listed Company Name: Eisai Co., Ltd.
Representative: Haruo Naito
Representative Corporate
Officer and CEO
Securities Code: 4523
Stock Exchange Listings: First Section of the Tokyo
Stock Exchange
Inquiries: Sayoko Sasaki
Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Phone +81-3-3817-5120

Eisai Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Tokyo, President & CEO: Haruo Naito) resolved at its Board of Directors meeting held on May 10, 2017 to propose the following changes in its Representative Officers, effective June 21, 2017.

1.  Changes in Representative Corporate Officers (effective June 21, 2017)

a) Retiring Representative Corporate Officers:
  Yutaka Tsuchiya currently, Representative Corporate Officer
Healthcare Policy
Global Product Emergency Management
Global Value & Access
Marketing Authorization Supervisor General
China Business
hhc Data Creation
Japan/Asia Medical (CEO Office)
*Nominee for New Director
  Hideshi Honda currently, Representative Corporate Officer,
Asia Region President
CEO's special mission
*to be appointed as Senior Advisor
b) Nominee for New Representative Corporate Officer
Representative Corporate Officer Yasushi Okada currently, Executive Vice President
Chief Talent Officer
Head of Talent Innovation Headquarters
General Affairs, Environmental and Safety Affairs

2.  Career Summary of Nominee for New Representative Corporate Officer

Name: Yasushi Okada
Date of Birth: September 26, 1958
Apr. 1981 Joined the Company
Jun. 2002 Senior Director, Corporate Management Planning Department
Apr. 2005 Senior Director, Administration & Planning, Prescription Drug Division
Jun. 2005 Vice President
Jan. 2008 General Manager, Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East Business Headquarters
Jun. 2010 Senior Group Officer
Jun. 2010 Senior Director, Finance Strategy, Finance & Accounting Headquarters
Jun. 2011 Vice President
Jun. 2011 Chief Talent Officer, General Manager, Talent Innovation Headquarters (current)
Jun. 2012 Senior Vice President
Jun. 2012 Chairman, Eisai Corporate Pension Fund (current)
Jun. 2013 Executive Vice President (current)
Jun. 2014 Assigned to General Affairs, Environmental and Safety Affairs (current)
Number of Company shares held: 10,119 (as of March 31, 2017)

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