Kyowa Hakko USA Announces Death of Yoichiro Sugimura, Senior Director of Scientific Affairs and Business Development

(NEW YORK, NY) – February 24, 2010 – Kyowa Hakko USA regrets to announce the death of Mr. Yoichiro Sugimura, senior director of Scientific Affairs and Business Development for Kyowa Hakko USA. Sugimura joined Kyowa Hakko (Japan) in April 1991 and was in charge of international marketing until April 2006 when he was assigned to lead Business Development for Kyowa Hakko USA. He had extensive international business experience, having lived in Canada and Republic of South Africa as well as the U.S. Sugimura earned a Master of Science degree from Kyoto University (Japan) and a Master of Business Administration degree from Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, Chicago. He had profound knowledge of nutrition and cosmetics and worked on many key programs and brands at Kyowa Hakko USA including, Sustamine™, Lumistor™, Setria®, Cognizin®, Hydrafend™ and SoyScience®. Sugimura was an avid and accomplished athlete, winning several triathlon and cross-country skiing awards. He was a trusted colleague and friend who will truly be missed by all. # # # #

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