Dr. Helen Fisher to Speak at Astellas Presents Executive Women's Day at the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship

 Dr. Helen Fisher to Speak at Astellas Presents Executive Women's Day at the
                  Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship

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

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PITTSBURGH, Pa, and NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 25, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Pa, and NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 25, 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 Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS

"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 Executive Women's Day event also offers a breakfast panel,
topic-specific breakout sessions and networking opportunities. Featured
speakers include:

  oKeynote 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."
  oPanel Moderator Sally Wiggin: Wiggin is an anchor for WTAE Channel 4
    Action News and co-host of "Black and Gold Primetime." In 2008, she was
    selected Best Female Newscaster by the readers of Pittsburgh Magazine, and
    received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pittsburgh Radio & TV
    Foundation and the Humanitarian of the Year award for United Cerebral
    Palsy in 2003.
  oPanel Speaker Melissa Murphy: Murphy is a Consultant in Branding Strategy
    & Communications. Most recently she served as Senior Vice President of
    Corporate Affairs and Human Resources at StarKist Co. Murphy is a board
    member at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium and is actively involved
    with Strong Women, Strong Girls. 
  oPanel Speaker Maris Ann Bondi, MPH, MHS: Bondi is a senior manager for the
    Marketing and Communications Department at UPMC Health Plan. She
    coordinates several charitable programs for UPMC Health Plan, including
    the company's United Way, Scouting for Food and March of Dimes programs.
  oPanel Speaker Jennifer Lowry: Lowry is a Senior Vice President at GenCo
    Strategy where she is responsible for the thought leadership, project
    management and key strategic issues facing the company.
  oPanel Speaker Dr. Linda Lane: Lane is Superintendent for Pittsburgh Public
    Schools. She was the first African-American woman to be named permanent
    Superintendent, after initially serving as Deputy Superintendent,
    beginning in 2006. During her tenure as Deputy Superintendent, the
    District achieved Adequate Yearly Progress for the first time in its
    history. In 2010, Lane received the Woman of Excellence award from The New
    Pittsburgh Courier, and the 2006 President's Award for Community

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 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."

For more information, visit www.teeuptheconversation.com. 

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.


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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
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