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Notice of Change of the Trade Name

Sumitomo Pharma Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Osaka, Japan; Representative Director, President and CEO: Hiroshi Nomura) announced today that it has changed its trade name to "Sumitomo Pharma Co., Ltd." on April 1, 2022.

In October 2005, Sumitomo Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. and Dainippon Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. merged under the trade name Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd. During the 16 and a half years since the merger, it has undergone a major transformation. The Company has globalized its business, entered new research areas, and taken on numerous challenges such as large-scale acquisitions and partnerships. For the Company to grow continuously and evolve toward a new business stage, it has changed the trade name from "Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma" to "Sumitomo Pharma," and renewed Sumitomo Pharma Group's brand using the globally recognized "Sumitomo" brand.

Sumitomo Pharma defines its corporate mission as "To broadly contribute to society through value creation based on innovative research and development activities for the betterment of healthcare and fuller lives of people worldwide." Sumitomo Pharma will continue to challenge in the research focus areas of Psychiatry & Neurology, Oncology, and Regenerative Medicine & Cell Therapy, as well as in the areas of infectious diseases, diabetes, and Frontier Business other than pharmaceutical products.

For more details, please visit Sumitomo Pharma's website.


In conjunction with the change in the Company's trade name, the trade names of the Company's subsidiaries have been changed as follows on April 1, 2022.

Current trade name Previous trade name
Sumitomo Pharma Food & Chemical Co., Ltd. DSP GOKYO FOOD & CHEMICAL Co., Ltd.
Sumitomo Pharma Animal Health Co., Ltd. DS Pharma Animal Health Co., Ltd.
Sumitomo Pharma Promo Co., Ltd. DS Pharma Promo Co., Ltd.
SMP Associe Co., Ltd. DSP Associe Co., Ltd.
SMP Distribution Service Co., Ltd. DSP Distribution Service Co., Ltd.
SMP Business Partners Co., Ltd. DSP Business Partners Co., Ltd.
Sumitomo Pharma America Holdings, Inc. Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma America, Inc.
Sumitomo Pharma Oncology, Inc. Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Oncology, Inc.
China and Asia
Sumitomo Pharma (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. Sumitomo Pharmaceuticals (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
Sumitomo Pharma Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. Sumitomo Pharmaceuticals Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.
Sumitomo Pharma (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Sumitomo Pharmaceuticals (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Sumitomo Pharma Taiwan Co., Ltd. Sumitomo Pharmaceuticals Taiwan Co., Ltd.

There is no change in the trade names of Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc., the companies of the Sumitovant Group, and S-RACMO Co., Ltd.