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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 26, 2017

Notification Regarding Revision of Consolidated Financial Forecasts (IFRS)

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: Masatomi Akana
Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Phone +81-3-3817-5120

Eisai Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Tokyo, CEO: Haruo Naito, “the Company”) announced today that based on recent trends in business results, etc., the Company has revised its consolidated financial forecasts for the first six-month period of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018 previously announced on May 10, 2017, as follows. The consolidated financial report for the first six-month period of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018, is scheduled for disclosure on November 1, 2017.
Meanwhile, there will be no change to the full-year consolidated financial forecasts or dividend forecasts (end of the second quarter and end of the fiscal year) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018.

1.   Revised consolidated financial forecasts for the first six-month period of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018 (April 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017)

(Unit: Millions of yen, unless otherwise noted.)

  Revenue Operating
profit
Profit before
income taxes
Profit for
the period
Profit
attributable
to owners of
the parent
Basic
earnings
per share
Previously announced forecast (A) (May 10, 2017) 285,500 22,000 21,100 14,400 13,600 47.54 yen
Currently revised forecast (B) 285,100 27,700 27,400 20,400 18,800 65.71 yen
Change in amount (B - A) -400 5,700 6,300 6,000 5,200  
Percentage of change (%) -0.1% 25.9% 29.9% 41.7% 38.2%  
(Reference) Business results for the first six-month period of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017 269,894 38,590 38,107 29,577 27,909 97.60 yen
2.  Reason for revision of the consolidated financial forecasts

  Due to progress in cost optimization and efficient operations, profit for the period is forecasted to be ¥20,400 million (up ¥6,000 million from the previous forecast). As a result, profit attributable to owners of the parent is forecasted to be ¥18,800 million (up ¥5,200 million from the previous forecast).

  Furthermore, regarding the full-year consolidated financial forecasts, although the forecasted figures announced on May 10, 2017 have been left unchanged, should a revision to the financial forecasts become necessary in the future, the Company will make an announcement as soon as possible.

*Please note that actual business results may change due to several factors since the above-mentioned forecasts were made based on information available as of October 26, 2017.

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