Astellas US Appoints Senior Vice President, Chief Communications Officer

   Astellas US Appoints Senior Vice President, Chief Communications Officer

PR Newswire

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Oct. 30, 2013

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas US LLC ("Astellas"),
a subsidiary of Astellas Pharma Inc. based in Tokyo, Japan, welcomes Jeffrey
Winton as senior vice president, chief communications officer. Winton will
report to Masao Yoshida, CEO, Astellas. In this newly created position,
Winton will have responsibility for corporate brand and reputation management
in the Americas.


"I am pleased to add Jeff to our senior management team at Astellas," said
Yoshida. "Jeff brings with him the broad industry expertise and experience we
are looking for to help propel the Astellas brand in the Americas."

Winton has more than 30 years of communications experience in the
pharmaceutical industry and has successfully led large, global teams. Most
recently, Winton was the Vice President/Head, Global Communications and member
of Global Corporate Affairs Leadership Team at Eli Lilly and Company. In this
role, his responsibilities included CEO/executive communications,
corporate/financial communications, government and policy communications,
business communications and employee engagement. Prior to his tenure at Eli
Lilly, Winton held senior communications roles at major global pharmaceutical
companies such as Schering-Plough and Pharmacia. Winton holds a Bachelor of
Science degree in life sciences from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

About Astellas

Astellas US LLC, located in Northbrook, Illinois, is an 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. For more
information on Astellas, please visit our website at


Contact: Jenny M. Kite, Astellas, (244) 205-5405
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