Press release
Nov 9, 2006

Announcement of New Appointments


Tokyo –9 November 2006 – Sosei Group Corporation (“Sosei”; TSE, Mothers Index: 4565), a biopharmaceutical company, is pleased to announce the following new appointments and changes as below.

Effective as of 9 November 2006

Hiroki Maekawa

Appointed as Representative Executive Officer and Executive Vice President in charge of Japanese Administration

(Previously Head of Corporate Planning Department of Sosei Co. Ltd.)

Stuart Gibson

Appointed as Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Group Finance Director

(Currently Sosei R&D Finance Director as well)

Koki Sato

Appointed as Executive Officer, Executive Vice President in charge of Japan Product Development

(Currently Sosei Co. Ltd. Director of Product Development as well)

Yoshiyuki Yamakawa

Appointed as Company Consultant, Sosei Co. Ltd.

(Previously Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and CFO, Head of Japanese Operations)



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Notes to editors

Hiroki MAEKAWA

Hiroki Maekawa has served as the Head of Corporate Planning Department

- Former Director of Corporate Institution Department at Nippon Life Insurance Company

- Studied economics at Doshisha University and is qualified as a Chartered Member of the SAAJ, CMA (security analyst)



Stuart GIBSON

Stuart Gibson has served as the Finance Director and Company Secretary of Sosei R&D.

-Former Finance Director and Company Secretary at Romaco UK Limited.

-Former Group Finance Manager at The Roxboro Group PLC.

-Studied economics and marketing at Strathclyde University and is qualified as a Chartered Accountant.


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