Chikakuni Kotani Named Kyowa Hakko U.S.A. Vice President

June 3, 2005

Former Bio-Chemicals Company global manager to lead US sales and marketing

New York, N.Y. – Chikakuni Kotani, formerly global manager of the sales and marketing department, Bio-Chemicals Company, a unit of Kyowa Hakko Kogyo co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, has been named vice president of sales and marketing for Kyowa Hakko U.S.A., according to Mike Inoue, Kyowa Hakko U.S.A. president. Kotani will be based at the corporate offices in New York City.

Kotani, who has been in charge of the company's global Fine Chemicals business, has been with Kyowa Hakko for more than 20 years. In his new position he will manage the company's US sales and marketing efforts.

"We're delighted Mr. Kotani will lead sales and marketing in the U.S.," said Inoue. "He has extensive product knowledge that will be very beneficial to our clients."

Kyowa Hakko, maker of Cognizin™ brand citicoline, is an international health ingredients manufacturer and has become a world leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and food products. A pioneer in the development and application of fermentation technology, Kyowa Hakko has maintained a constant commitment to research, developing innovative products and quality management.

Kyowa Hakko U.S.A. also offers manufacturers and formulators one of the industry's most extensive lines of over 50 amino acids and related compounds, including D-Amino acids and branch-chain amino acids, as well as nucleic acids, bio-products and fine chemicals.

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