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November 17, 2017


The Boston Globe Names Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. a Top Place to Work for 2017

Annual Award Spotlights Takeda’s Local Workforce Talent and Commitment to Enhancing Employee Development


Boston, November 17, 2017 – Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. has been named by The Boston Globe as one of its 2017 Top Places to Work. Each year, the outlet partners with Workplace Dynamics of Exton, Pennsylvania (Energage LLC) to review and recognize leading Massachusetts employers based on employee feedback via an anonymous survey, as well as a host of criteria, such as company direction, execution, connection, management, work, pay and benefits, and engagement.
 
The Globe invites thousands of employers to participate in the project each year, with a much smaller number determined as qualified to take part in final deliberation process. Winning employers are organized into four categories: small, medium, large and largest.
 
“Our winning companies are all in on a secret,” said Katie Johnston, the Globe’s Top Places to Work editor. “Treating employees well isn’t that difficult, and the payoff – increased morale, retention, and productivity – is huge.”
 
Takeda’s Top Places to Work honor comes at a time of significant investment by the company in its Boston campus. In July 2016, the organization announced a strategic initiative to consolidate a portion of its global R&D presence and strategic emphasis in Oncology, GI and Neuroscience, in the Cambridge area. As a result, Takeda welcomed a large group of relocated scientists and other professionals from the U.S. and around the world, and continues to add to its diverse and talented workforce in the region.
 
“As one of the foremost healthcare and biotech hubs in the world, we believe Boston is an ideal environment to encourage bold thinking and innovation as Takeda employees continue to push boundaries and deliver medicines that represent real and meaningful benefits for patients,” said Andy Plump, M.D., Ph.D., Chief  Medical and Scientific Officer, Takeda. “It's an honor to be recognized by The Boston Globe and we’re excited to be contributing to this vibrant community.”
 
About Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
 
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502) is a global, R&D-driven pharmaceutical company committed to bringing better health and a brighter future to patients by translating science into life-changing medicines. Takeda focuses its research efforts on oncology, gastroenterology and central nervous system therapeutic areas. It also has specific development programs in specialty cardiovascular diseases as well as late-stage candidates for vaccines. Takeda conducts R&D both internally and with partners to stay at the leading edge of innovation. New innovative products, especially in oncology, central nervous system and gastroenterology, as well as its presence in emerging markets, fuel the growth of Takeda. More than 30,000 Takeda employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients, working with our partners in health care in more than 70 countries.

 
For more information, visit http://www.takeda.com/news
 
About Takeda in the U.S.A.
 
Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. is the U.S. commercial organization of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited. Takeda has a strong commitment to the U.S. with more than 5,000 employees, a significant R&D presence, Oncology and Vaccines headquarters and manufacturing capabilities. Additional information about Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. is available through its website, www.takeda.us.

About Energage LLC
 
Headquartered in Exton, PA, Energage specializes in employee feedback surveys and workplace improvement. This year alone, more than two million employees in over 6,000 organizations will participate in the Top Workplaces™ campaign—a program it conducts in partnership with more than 40 prestigious media partners across the United States. Energage also provides consulting services to improve employee engagement and organizational health. Energage is a founding B Corporation member, a coalition of organizations that are leading a global movement to redefine success in business by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.
 
About Boston Globe Media Partners LLC
 
Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC provides news and information, entertainment, opinion and analysis
through its multimedia properties. BGMP includes the Boston Globe, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, STAT and Globe Direct.

Contacts:

Jim Schwartz
Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.
TEL: 224-554-1689 (office); 832-792-3727 (cell)
James.Schwartz@takeda.com

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