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Dr. Helen Fisher to Speak at Astellas Presents Executive Women's Day at Valero Texas Open



Dr. Helen Fisher to Speak at Astellas Presents Executive Women's Day at Valero
                                  Texas Open

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

PR Newswire

SAN ANTONIO, Texas and NORTHBROOK, Ill., April 2, 2013

SAN ANTONIO, Texas and NORTHBROOK, Ill., April 2, 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 acclaimed
researcher and author Dr. Helen Fisher at the Astellas Presents Executive
Women's Day, a day-long forum focusing on professional, health-related and
personal development discussions, at the Valero Texas Open.

"I'm honored to participate as a keynote speaker at the PGA TOUR's Executive
Women's Day and have an opportunity to share my scientific findings on the
Female Mind and how it's changing the business world," said Dr. Fisher, a
biological anthropologist. "This new initiative is a wonderful opportunity to
showcase the quality and quantity of successful female businesswomen in the
local communities the TOUR visits."

Today's invite-only event offers a breakfast panel, topic-specific breakout
sessions, networking opportunities and a keynote speaker. Featured speakers
include:

  o Keynote Speaker Dr. Helen Fisher: A research professor at Rutgers
    University, Fisher has authored several books on gender, sexuality and
    relationships. She also serves as the Chief Scientific Advisor to the
    Internet dating site, Chemistry.com, a division of Match.com. Her keynote
    address is entitled, "The Female Mind: The Natural Talents of Women and
    How They are Changing the Business World."
  o Panel Speaker Lynn Hickey: Hickey is the Assistant Vice President/Athletic
    Director at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She was named the
    National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators 2005
    Division I-AAA Administrator of the Year and was highlighted by the San
    Antonio Express-News as its 2010 Sportswoman of the Year.
  o Panel Speaker Kim Bowers: Bowers is the Chief Executive Officer and
    President of CST Brands, Inc., and Executive Vice President of Valero
    Energy Corporation. She also serves on the Executive Committee of United
    Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, and chairs the United Way's
    Coordinating Council.
  o Panel Speaker Lori Warren: Warren is the Senior Vice President Finance and
    Corporate Admin of Spurs Sports & Entertainment. In 2011, she was named as
    one of San Antonio's Best CFOs by the San Antonio Business Journal and is
    a member of the Board of Trustees of the United Way of Bexar County.

"We thank Astellas for supporting the Valero Texas Open and creating
opportunities for personal growth and networking for female professionals in
the San Antonio area," said Larson Segerdahl, Tournament Director, Valero
Texas Open.

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
through today's event," said Pamela Buford, Director, Consumer Marketing at
Astellas. "We are committed to creating opportunities like these that empower
women and contribute to the local community."

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.

About PGA TOUR
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
Canada.

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