Molly Fletcher to Speak at Astellas Presents Executive Women's Day at the FedEx St. Jude Classic

  Molly Fletcher to Speak at Astellas Presents Executive Women's Day at the
                            FedEx St. Jude Classic

On-course Women's Pavilion also at tournament as part of the PGA TOUR's
Women's Initiative, sponsored by Astellas

PR Newswire

MEMPHIS, Tenn. and NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 4, 2013

MEMPHIS, Tenn. and NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 4, 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 trailblazer sports
agent Molly Fletcher at the Astellas Presents Executive Women's Day, a
day-long forum focusing on professional, health-related and personal
development discussions, at the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

"I'm honored to serve as the keynote speaker for the PGA TOUR's Astellas
presents Executive Women's Day initiative," said Fletcher. "The energy in the
room is contagious and inspiring, and the relationships built last far beyond
the day's event."

Today's invite-only Executive Women's Day event also offers a breakfast panel,
behind-the-scenes tour and networking opportunities. Featured speakers

  oKeynote Speaker Molly Fletcher: Fletcher, nicknamed "the female Jerry
    Maguire" by CNN, is a renowned sports agent, author and owner of MWF
    Enterprises, LLC. She's worked with top athletes, coaches and
    personalities during her career as a premier sports agent across multiple
    professional sports, and serves on multiple boards including Children's
    Healthcare of Atlanta.
  oPanel Moderator April Thompson: Thompson is an anchor and reporter for
    WREG News Channel 3 in Memphis. She is a recipient of the Tennessee School
    Board Association's award for Excellence in Education for her reporting.
  oPanel Speaker Linda Goodspeed: Goodspeed is the Chief Information Officer
    at ServiceMaster. She previously worked as Vice President, Information
    Systems and Chief Information Officer for Nissan North America, Inc., and
    was named to CIO Magazine's 2011 list of 25 "Ones to Watch." Goodspeed is
    also a founding board member of the Nashville chapter of the Society of
    Information Technology.
  oPanel Speaker Laurie Tucker: Tucker is the Senior Vice President of
    Corporate Marketing at FedEx. In 2009 and 2011, she was recognized by PINK
    magazine as one of the "Top Women in Business." Tucker currently serves on
    the Board of Directors for Iron Mountain, Inc., the University of Memphis
    Board of Visitors, Fogelman College of Business and Economics Executive
    Advisory Board and The Blues Foundation.
  oPanel Speaker Lanetta Anderson, OBGYN: Dr. Anderson practices at Baptist
    Memorial Women's Hospital and has more than 17 years of experience working
    in obstetrics and gynecology.
  oPanel Speaker Carolyn Hardy: Hardy is President & CEO at Hardy Bottling
    Co. She won the 2008 Business of the Year award, and is on the board of
    several organizations, including the Memphis Regional Chamber of Commerce,
    the University of Tennessee CIS, Trust One Bank and the Memphis Leadership

"We thank Astellas for supporting the FedEx St. Jude Classic and creating
opportunities for personal growth and networking for female professionals in
the Memphis area," said Phil Cannon, Tournament Director, the FedEx St. Jude

The Astellas Women's Pavilion will also be featured at the FedEx St. Jude
Classic during the tournament week. The Pavilion, located near the 18th hole,
is an onsite experience and meeting place for tournament participants to
engage and learn about health and well-being. Open to all tournament attendees
from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting Thursday, June 6, the Astellas Women's Pavilion
will continue at seven other PGA TOUR events this season and offers a unique,
educational experience with championship-style educational games and other
interactive health-related activities.

The events are components 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 across the
country that empower women to 'tee up the conversation' about health and
wellness and are proud to be working with the PGA TOUR to help women obtain
valuable information 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

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, Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica 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 $130 million
for local charitable organizations, bringing the TOUR's all-time total of
charitable contributions to more than $1.8 billion.

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SOURCE Astellas Pharma US, Inc.

Contact: PGA TOUR, Chris Smith, (904) 273-3379,;
Astellas, Jenny Kite, (224) 205-5405,; Paula
Mavroudis, (312) 240-2709,
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