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Otsuka Holdings Co.,Ltd.
2008/7/8

Tatsuo Higuchi Appointed as President, Representative Director of Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd.

Tokyo, Japan -- Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan; hereafter, Otsuka Holdings) today announced the appointment of Tatsuo Higuchi as President, Representative Director of Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd., as approved at a board of directors’ meeting today.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Higuchi served as President and Representative Director of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. for eight years, from June 2000 through June 2008. During his tenure, Mr. Higuchi led overseas expansion and strengthened Otsuka Pharmaceutical’s global operations, reinforcing the company’s position as the core company of the Otsuka Pharmaceutical Group.

Under Mr. Higuchi’s experienced leadership, the newly established Otsuka Holdings will focus on accelerating the pace of global expansion of the group and developing businesses that will contribute to better health and affluent life for people all over the world.

Biography Representative Director of Otsuka Holdings
Name Tatsuo Higuchi
Place of Birth Tokyo, Japan
Date of Birth June 14, 1950
Biography March 1977 Joined Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
March 1995 Appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of Pharmavite Corporation (Pharmavite LLC) in the U.S.
June 1998 Appointed as Senior Managing Director of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
November 1998 Appointed as Acting President of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
January 1999 Appointed as Executive Vice President of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
February 1999 Appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer
of Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.
June 1999 Appointed as Director and Member of the Board of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
June 2000 Appointed as President and Representative Director of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
July 2008 Appointed as President, Representative Director of Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd.