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Astellas Recognized as Top Employer by Forbes Magazine for Second Consecutive Year
Global pharmaceutical company significantly improves ranking, jumping 231 spots from 2015

NORTHBROOK, Ill., March 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas has been named one of America's top workplaces by Forbes Magazine. This is Astellas' second consecutive appearance on the Forbes Best Employers list. Astellas landed at number 115 on this year's list of the top 500 midsize companies in the U.S., jumping 231 spots from 2015. Astellas also ranked among the top eight pharmaceutical companies appearing on the list.

Astellas is a pharmaceutical company dedicated to improving the health of people around the world.

Forbes' independent study, which surveyed more than 30,000 individuals in the U.S., measured how likely employees would be to recommend their organizations on a scale of one to 10. The respondents were then asked to name additional organizations in their industry they believed to be great employers. The data was compiled and developed into a list of the top employers across 25 industry sectors.

Since 2015, Astellas has been featured in several top employer lists in a variety of different areas, including LGBT equality, female empowerment, environmental sustainability and military support. During this time, Astellas also launched seven employee resource groups focused on empowering employees to establish diverse and inclusive support communities within the organization.

"We tirelessly strive to make Astellas a leading company for both current and prospective employees," said Collette Taylor, senior vice president, Human Resources. "This recognition by Forbes helps to further solidify our position as a preeminent employer in our industry."

Astellas offers several world-class benefits packages designed to provide employees and their families the support needed to navigate their daily lives successfully. Notably, the company recently expanded their adoption assistance program to include coverage of embryo adoption expenses. In addition to comprehensive health benefits, employees also enjoy perks like flexible work hours and half-day Fridays to promote higher engagement and healthy work-life balance.

About Astellas

Astellas is a pharmaceutical company dedicated to improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products. For more information on Astellas, please visit our website at You can also follow us on Twitter at @AstellasUS, Facebook at or LinkedIn at

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