SOURCE: Eisai Inc.

August 02, 2005 08:00 ET

Eisai Inc. Honors Employee for Outstanding Community Involvement

TEANECK, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 2, 2005 -- Eisai Inc. recently announced its 2004 National human health care (hhc) Award winner, Suzan Graves of Batesville, Mississippi, for extraordinary contributions to her community. More than 600 Eisai sales representatives were eligible for this prestigious honor.

Named for the company's hhc mission, the award emphasizes Eisai's commitment to satisfy unmet medical needs and increase benefits to patients and their families. The award helps support this mission by recognizing one Eisai sales representative who has consistently practiced and promoted human health care in their business and community activities while ensuring the company's values -- integrity, respect, professionalism, quality and teamwork -- are exemplified.

Ms. Graves was recognized for her dedication to the hhc mission, including:

--  Involvement in local Alzheimer's Association chapters, including
    coordination of a local 2004 Memory Walk
--  Participation in her local Alzheimer's support group and
    transportation of caregivers to meetings
--  Involvement in CARE Fair, an annual program designed to help educate
    healthcare providers, students and caregivers about the treatment and care
    of elderly patients
--  Support of education programs for nurses, nurse's aids and recent
    nursing graduates regarding current therapies, disease diagnosis and
    patient care
--  Creation of seven pieces of original artwork depicting local
    historical events, people and places that were donated to nursing homes
--  Coordination of visits to local nursing homes by youth groups and
    musicians
--  Participation in such organizations as Meals on Wheels, Women's Abuse
    Assistance, Panola County Humane Society and Lafayette County Humane
    Society
    
"Through her generous efforts, Suzan personifies the Eisai human health care mission and inspires colleagues to make contributions in their communities," said Lonnel Coats, President & COO. "We are proud to recognize Suzan and applaud her efforts as we encourage employees to carry out the hhc mission in their daily work."

About Eisai Inc.

Eisai Inc. is a US pharmaceutical subsidiary of Eisai Co., Ltd., a research-based human health care (hhc) company that discovers, develops and markets products in more than 30 countries. Eisai focuses its efforts in three therapeutic areas: neurology, gastrointestinal disorders and oncology/critical care. Established in 1995, Eisai Inc. began marketing its first product in the United States in 1997 and has rapidly grown to become an integrated pharmaceutical business with sales of approximately $2 billion in fiscal year 2004 (year ended March 31, 2005).

Eisai Inc. employs approximately 1,200 people at its headquarters in Teaneck, NJ, at its state-of-the-art pharmaceutical production and formulation research and development facility in Research Triangle Park, NC, and in the field. Between 1998 and 2004, Eisai Inc. moved up rapidly in the rankings (based on revenues) of US pharmaceutical companies from No. 44 to No. 19.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Cathy Pollini
    Eisai Inc.
    201/287-2052

    Anna Blank
    Hill & Knowlton
    212/885-0522