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Astellas Farma Brasil is named one of the best companies to work for in the country
For the third consecutive year, the pharmaceutical company was named to the 2017 Great Place to Work® ranking among medium-sized multinational businesses across all industries in the country

São Paulo, Brazil, August 31, 2017 – Astellas Farma Brasil (AFB) was recently named one of the 20 best medium-sized multinational companies to work for across all industries in the country, according to the Great Place to Work® Institute's latest rankings. Earlier this year, the company was also honored by the Institute as one of the top ten workplaces in the pharmaceutical industry.  

The Great Place to Work Institute is a global human resources consulting, research and training firm. Its Great Place to Work® Model is based on 25 years of research and data collected through its Trust Index© Employee Survey, which is taken by over 10 million employees annually worldwide. This year, 90 percent of AFB employees participated in the survey.

"AFB’s collaborative and supportive culture provides employees with a work environment where they can grow and thrive," said Percival Barretto-Ko, senior vice president and head of International Operations at Astellas. "Great Place to Work's latest recognition further validates our efforts while motivating our team to maximize their potential in support of patients."

AFB fosters a strong culture based on the "The Astellas Way" – a philosophy that emphasizes a commitment to patients, ownership, results, openness and integrity. AFB also recognizes the importance of balance between personal and professional life and offers a number of programs to enhance quality of life for employees.

"As a 20-year veteran of the pharmaceutical industry, I believe that Astellas is unique because it provides me the autonomy to propose new innovations and ideas, work in a team environment, and grow my career while balancing my personal and professional life,” said Luis Claudio Balbino, technology coordinator at Astellas Farma Brasil. “The combination of these elements motivates me to bring my full self to work and makes me proud to work at Astellas.”

About Astellas Farma Brasil
Astellas Farma Brasil, an affiliate of Astellas Pharma Inc located in Tokyo, Japan, is a pharmaceutical company dedicated to improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products. Astellas Farma Brasil focuses on Urology, Oncology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases as core therapeutic areas. Astellas is on the forefront of healthcare change to turn innovative science into value for patients. For more information on Astellas Farma Brasil, please visit:

For further information: Tarsis Lopez, Office: 224-205-8833, Cell: 847-224-8374,
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