This website contains forward-looking statements regarding our plans, estimates, projections and strategies and other statements that are not historical and are about our future performance. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those statements using words such as “aim,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “probability,” “project,” “risk,” “seek,” “should,” “target,” “will,” “would” and other expressions of similar meaning. From time to time, oral or written forward-looking statements may also be included in other materials released to the public. All forward-looking statements are based on management’s assumptions and the judgments derived from the information available to us at the time of creation of the material.

A number of important risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties that may affect us include, but are not limited to,

  1. our reliance on ABILIFY® for our performance;
  2. expiration or loss of patent protection;
  3. uncertainty as to our ability to research and develop attractive new products that meet market needs on a timely basis;
  4. competition in the markets related to our various businesses;
  5. intellectual property infringements, product liability claims and other legal proceedings;
  6. unfavorable general economic conditions and demographic trends in Japan;
  7. changes in exchange rates between the yen and currencies in which we make significant sales, particularly the U.S. dollar and euro;
  8. our dependence on outside supply of key materials;
  9. changes in laws, regulatory actions and government policies that could adversely affect our businesses;
  10. changes in consumer tastes and perceptions of health and safety;
  11. natural disasters and accidents;
  12. changes in relationships with or performance of our strategic alliances; and
  13. our international operations and overseas expansion.

We do not intend to update our forward-looking statements. We are under no obligation, and refute any obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statements or other information contained in this website, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as may be required by the rules of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.