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April 30, 2014


Takeda Named One of the “Healthiest Companies in America”



Deerfield, Ill., April 30, 2014 – Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. (“Takeda”) is pleased to announce its national recognition as one of the “Healthiest Companies in America” by Interactive Health, the leading provider of outcomes-based health management solutions. Takeda was one of 67 honorees from across the United States recognized for their efforts to prioritize employee wellness and create an ongoing health culture. This is the third consecutive year and fourth in six years that Takeda has won the award.

The “Healthiest Companies in America” award is given to organizations across the nation that achieved a company-wide low health risk status while sustaining high employee participation in their wellness program. The selection process analyzes biometric screening results captured during Takeda’s annual health screenings. Winning organizations demonstrated improved overall employee health across the following key health indicators: glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol and tobacco usage.

“Takeda is committed to prioritizing employee health by offering a variety of wellness programs and opportunities,” said Laurene Giagnorio, senior vice president, and head of human resources and administration. “Receiving this kind of recognition confirms that our efforts make an impact and sends a strong message that Takeda is an organization that lives out the value we place on health and well-being.”

Takeda provides many employee programs to support and encourage healthy lifestyle choices, including:  onsite free fitness center, onsite Weight Watchers meetings, onsite flu shots, annual “Takeda Cares Day” 5k run/walk benefiting local community organizations, onsite walking path, personal counseling through an Employee Assistance Program, tobacco cessation, disease management and fitness challenges. Other key amenities include healthy, sustainable onsite food options, onsite nutritionist and “Ask Our RD” program, Informed Health Line with 24/7 access to a nurse call center and numerous online resources.

“It takes courage and commitment to develop a strategic approach to wellness which is what each of our winners demonstrated in 2013. We are proud to honor them with the ‘Healthiest Companies in America’ award,” said Joseph A. O’Brien, Interactive Health President and CEO.

For more information on “Healthiest Companies in America,” visit www.interactivehealthinc.com/healthiest-Companies-in-America.asp
  
About Takeda in the Chicagoland Area
As a science and evidence-based company with a strong presence in Deerfield, Ill., Takeda is committed to contributing to the health of people worldwide and supporting the community and the environment. Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc., and Takeda Development Center Americas, Inc. are subsidiaries of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, the largest pharmaceutical company in Japan. The respective companies currently market metabolic, gout, gastroenterology, and central nervous system treatments and seek to bring innovative products to patients. To learn more about these Takeda companies, visit www.takeda.us.
 
About Interactive Health
Interactive Health (www.interactivehealthinc.com) is the leading provider of outcomes-based health management solutions designed to engage employees in the management of their health through early detection and identification of risk factors. Through Smart Testing and a personalized health risk assessment, a proven methodology is applied to detect health risk at the earliest possible stage. If health issues are detected, Interactive Health immediately intervenes to engage individuals with a personalized course of action. A unique achievable goal is assigned to each participant based on individual results and outcomes are measured using Interactive Health’s proprietary Health Index. Interactive Health has a 20-year track record of creating the Healthiest Companies in America.
   

Contacts:

Sandy Rodriguez
Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.
(224) 554-5693
sandy.rodriguez@takeda.com

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