Ivanka Trump and Contessa Brewer to Speak at Astellas Presents Executive Women's Day at World Golf Championships-Cadillac

   Ivanka Trump and Contessa Brewer to Speak at Astellas Presents Executive
        Women's Day at World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship

Event is part of the PGA TOUR's Women's Initiative, sponsored by Astellas, and
is expected to attract more than 200 women

PR Newswire

DORAL, Fla. and NORTHBROOK, Ill., March 5, 2013

DORAL, Fla. and NORTHBROOK, Ill., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The PGA TOUR
and Astellas Pharma US, Inc. ("Astellas"), a U.S. subsidiary of Tokyo-based
Astellas Pharma Inc. (Tokyo: 4503), today will feature Ivanka Trump and
MSNBC's Contessa Brewer at the Astellas Presents Executive Women's Day, a
day-long forum focusing on professional, health-related and personal
development discussions, at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac

Trump, executive vice president of the Trump Organization, will kick off the
day by welcoming attendees. The invite-only event offers a breakfast panel,
topic-specific breakout sessions, networking opportunities and a keynote
speaker. Featured speakers include:

  oKeynote Speaker Contessa Brewer: A widely-recognized TV reporter and
    anchor, Brewer currently hosts MSNBC's "Caught on Camera." Over the course
    of her career, Brewer has covered breaking news and high-profile political
    stories, including two presidential elections and the wars in Iraq and
    Afghanistan. As a national correspondent, Brewer has reported on stories
    such as Hurricane Gustav, the Minneapolis bridge collapse and Katrina's
    devastation in New Orleans.
  oPanel Speaker Melody Lee: Lee is the Global Director of Brand Strategy at
    Cadillac. In this position, Lee leads the management and growth strategy
    of the Cadillac brand around the world. Lee has also worked for the Bureau
    for Citizenship and Immigration Services of the U.S. Department of Justice
    and as a project manager for a promotional goods manufacturer in Beijing,
  oPanel Speaker Paula Hopkins: Hopkins is currently the Senior Director of
    Beverages at PepsiCo. Prior to this role, she was a Regional Sales
    Manager of the Gainesville Area. She has served in positions of increasing
    responsibility from Account Development Representative, Territory Sales
    Manager and Key Account Sales Manager to Retail Business Development
    Manager responsible for the entire Publix Business for Pepsi Beverages
  oPanel Speaker Phillis Oeters: Oeters is the Corporate Vice President of
    Government and Community Relations for Baptist Health South Florida, the
    largest not-for-profit healthcare organization in the region. Oeters also
    serves on many community boards, including the Greater Miami Chamber of
    Commerce, Beacon Council, United Way, Nat Moore Foundation, Actors'
    Playhouse, Camillus House, The Commonwealth Institute and Orange Bowl. She
    has also been a long-time supporter of the American Red Cross.
  oBreakout Session Speaker Dr. Josette Bou-Khalil: Dr. Bou-Khalil has been
    serving as the Corporate Medical Director of Baptist Health South Florida,
    Employee Health Services since 2006. She is Board Certified in both
    Internal Medicine and Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Workplace
    wellness and women's health are of special interest to Dr. Bou-Khalil, who
    speaks locally and internationally on such topics.
  oBreakout Session Speaker Michelle McGann: McGann joined the LPGA Tour in
    1988, and since joining, she has seven victories to her name. Prior to
    joining the LPGA Tour, McGann was ranked the number one amateur in the
    world by both GOLF Magazine and Golf Digest in 1987. Diagnosed with Type 1
    Diabetes at the age of 13, McCann has dedicated her time to numerous
    related causes, including founding The Michelle McGann Fund, which assists
    underprivileged children and families suffering from diabetes.
  oBreakout Session Speaker Giovanna Garcia-Pons: Garcia-Pons currently holds
    the position of Senior Account Executive for Coca-Cola Refreshments (CCR)
    Southeast Region. Garcia-Pons also serves as the President/Chair for one
    of Coca-Cola's Business Resource Groups, Women's Linc for the Florida
    Chapter and assists to provide a community where women can lead, inspire
    and connect by focusing on driving business benefits for the Company.

"We thank Astellas for supporting the Cadillac Championship and creating
opportunities for personal growth and networking for female professionals in
the Miami area," said Eddie Carbone, Executive Director, Cadillac

Today's event is a component of the PGA TOUR's Women's Initiative, sponsored
by Astellas and designed to provide women with information that promotes their
overall well-being. Astellas and the PGA TOUR are working together to inform
women about important health and wellness issues, encourage discussion on
those topics and create opportunities to talk and learn about them.

"Astellas is thrilled to engage women in a meaningful and productive way and
contribute to the local community in Miami through today's event," said Pamela
Buford, Director, Consumer Marketing at Astellas. "We're committed to creating
opportunities like these that empower women both professionally and

About Astellas
Astellas Pharma US, Inc., located in Northbrook, Illinois, is a U.S. affiliate
of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc. Astellas is a pharmaceutical company
dedicated to improving the health of people around the world through the
provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products. The organization
is committed to becoming a global category leader in focused areas by
combining outstanding R&D and marketing capabilities. For more information
about Astellas Pharma US, Inc., please visit our website at www.astellas.us.

The Astellas culture and brand is committed to building community, helping
others, encouraging integrity and inspiring people to make a difference,
today, tomorrow and every day.

The PGA TOUR is the world's premier membership organization for touring
professional golfers, co-sanctioning more than 100 tournaments on the PGA
TOUR, Champions Tour, Web.com Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamerica and PGA TOUR

The PGA TOUR's mission is to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver
substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back,
generate significant charitable and economic impact in the communities in
which it plays, and provide financial opportunities for TOUR players.

Worldwide, PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to nearly 945 million households
in 225 countries and territories in 32 languages. Virtually all tournaments
are organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize charitable
giving. In 2012, tournaments across all Tours generated more than $122 million
for local charitable organizations, bringing the TOUR's all-time total of
charitable contributions to more than $1.8 billion.

The PGA TOUR's web site is PGATOUR.com, the No. 1 site in golf, and the
organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

SOURCE Astellas Pharma US, Inc.

Website: http://www.us.astellas.com/
Contact: PGA TOUR, Chris Smith, +1-904-273-3379, csmith@pgatourhq.com; or
Astellas, Jenny Kite, +1-224-205-5405, jenny.kite@astellas.com; or Paula
Mavroudis, +1-312-240-2709, paula.mavroudis@edelman.com