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Astellas Completes Acquisition of Mitobridge, Inc.

Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, President and CEO: Yoshihiko Hatanaka, "Astellas" ) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Mitobridge, Inc. ("Mitobridge"), and Mitobridge has become a wholly owned subsidiary of Astellas as of January 23, 2018 (U.S. Eastern Time).

By exercising the option right to acquire Mitobridge, Astellas paid $225 million1 to acquire 100% of the equity in Mitobridge. In addition, Mitobridge shareholders will be eligible for additional payments from Astellas that total up to $225 million2 depending on the progress of various programs in clinical development.

The transaction accelerates Astellas' research and development in diseases associated with mitochondrial dysfunctions and will enable the delivery of innovative new treatment options to patients. At this point, Astellas will maintain the organization in Cambridge, MA, and retain the Mitobridge name as a division of Astellas. 

Astellas is still reviewing the impact of the completion of the acquisition on its financial results for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018.