March 16, 2015
Change in the Company Name (trade name) at DAIICHI FINE CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
Tokyo, Japan, March 16, 2015 --- DAIICHI FINE CHEMICAL CO., LTD. (President: Etsuo Ohshima, "DAIICHI FINE CHEMICAL"), a subsidiary of Kyowa Hakko Bio Co., Ltd. (President and CEO: Shuichi Ishino), will change its company name (trade name) to Kyowa Pharma Chemical Co., Ltd. Effective from October 1, 2015.
<Reason for change>
The reason for the company name change is to bring imaged business and company business close from the company name and to clarify the responsibilities of a member of the Kyowa Hakko Kirin group in order to enlarge its business among pharmaceutical field.
Company profile of DAIICHI FINE CHEMICAL
|Founded date||October 1, 1946|
|Location||530 Chokeiji, Takaoka, Toyama, JAPAN|
|Paid up capital||6,276 million JPY|
|Shareholders||Kyowa Hakko Bio Co., Ltd. (100%)|
|Sales||13.3 billion JPY (2014)|
|Line of business||Manufacture and sale of active pharmaceutical ingredients and pharmaceutical intermediates.|
|Employees||358 (as of December 31, 2014)|