Tokyo, September 6, 2012 - Astellas Pharma Inc. (Tokyo:4503,“Astellas”) announced the donation of three high-standard ambulances to local municipalities in Japan.

As part of the company’s corporate social contribution activities, Astellas has donated a total of 225 ambulances including 46 high standard ambulances to fire departments in local municipalities since 1970. The numbers of calls for ambulance and carried patient transport remain high due to the aging population and the diversification of disasters. The specialization and intensification of medical services is increasing, the transport area for emergency patients is expanding and the transport time is also extending. Therefore, there is a great need for high-standard ambulances carrying paramedics and advanced emergency equipment. Considering this background, all the ambulances Astellas has donated since 2008 are high-standard. 

Astellas will be actively conducting various social contribution activities in addition to the ambulance donation, particularly in the fields of medical care and health.

        <Donated Organizations>

               Nagano Fire Department                  (Nagano Pref.)
               Tokushima Fire Department              (Tokushima Pref.)
               Yamato Fire Department                  (Kumamoto Pref.)
              * Details on donation ceremony are to be determined.