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Takeda Completes Acquisition of Millennium
Date:5/14/2008

OSAKA, Japan, and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited ("Takeda", TSE: 4502) and Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Millennium", Nasdaq: MLNM) today announced the completion of Takeda's acquisition of Millennium for US$25.00 per share in cash. Takeda completed the acquisition through a tender offer and subsequent merger of a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda into Millennium. Millennium is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda.

"The successful completion of this transaction underscores our ongoing commitment to becoming a global leader in oncology by delivering novel therapies that improve the standards of care for patients. Additionally, the Millennium clinical trial programs for irritable bowel disease (IBD) will enhance our GI franchise. We look forward to a successful transition by working closely with the talented Millennium employees now that they are part of Takeda," said Yasuchika Hasegawa, President of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited.

"As part of the Takeda Group, Millennium will continue its commitment to developing breakthrough medicines that will benefit patients around the world. Millennium is excited to serve as Takeda's global center for oncology as we work with our new colleagues at Takeda to drive scientific excellence and create a world-class pipeline and products," said Deborah Dunsire, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Millennium.

As a result of the merger, each outstanding share of Millennium common stock not validly tendered and accepted for payment in the tender offer (other than any shares in respect of which appraisal rights are validly exercised under Delaware law and any shares owned by Millennium, Takeda or any of their subsidiaries) was converted into the right to receive the same US$25.00 cash per share price paid in the tender offer. Effective after the close of market today, trading in Millennium common stock on the Nasdaq Global Select Market wi
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