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March 31, 2015

Completion of Construction for New Research Building in Fuji Research Park

Tokyo, Japan, March 31, 2015 --- Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd. (Tokyo: 4151, President and CEO: Nobuo Hanai, "Kyowa Hakko Kirin") has completed the construction of the new research building,"IK8" in Fuji Research Park (Suntou-gun, Shizuoka) today.

The construction of the IK8 building is part of Kyowa Hakko Kirin's strategy to transfer the Chemical Process Research and Development Laboratories (Sakai city, Osaka) to Fuji Research Park. The IK8 building will integrate the function of the drug discovery chemical research at Fuji Research Park and the industrialization research at the Chemical Process Research and Development Laboratories. The IK8 building will be equipped with laboratories for general synthetic chemistry, scale-up studies and optimization of manufacturing processes needed for manufacturing, R&D into synthetic pharmaceuticals. It is to construct research facilities that are safe and environmentally friendly.

The Kyowa Hakko Kirin Group companies strive to contribute to the health and well-being of people around the world by creating new value through the pursuit of advances in life sciences and technologies.

Overview of facilities

Name IK8 building
Scale Three stories, reinforced concrete construction, approx. 4,546 m2 floor space
Investment Approx. 2.22 billion yen
Purpose Discovery and industrialization research into synthetic pharmaceuticals
Characteristics (1) Facilities with safety and environment management system
(2) State-of-the-art research center that is highly functional and flexible

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