Statement concerning Arrest of Employees

 On January 27, employees of Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Ono) were arrested on suspicion of bribery by the Tsu District Public Prosecutors Office.

 Ono takes it gravely and seriously that we have caused such a situation and deeply apologize for causing a great deal of inconvenience and concern to all stakeholders, including shareholders and all others with relations to Ono.

 We have fully cooperated with the investigation by the authorities, and will continue to do so.

 Should there be any information or event to be disclosed in the future, we will announce them in a timely manner.