Hokuyaku and Six Other Drug Companies to Forge Business Alliance

March 30, 2005

Hokuyaku announced that the company has mutually entered into a business alliance with six drug distributors. The six companies are VITAL-NET, Nabelin, Toho Pharmaceutical, Nakakita Yakuhin, KSK and ASTEM. Through this collaboration, the participants will strive to strengthen their marketing strategies and improve customer satisfaction. Specifically, they plan to develop the strategies in line with the needs of the region that each covers.

Japan Corporate News Network (http://www.japancorp.net/Article.Asp?Art_ID=9711)